Business

Inside TikTok's operation to win over Washington

With a giant billboard at Washington's main train station, an army of influencers on Capitol Hill and ad campaigns in the political press, TikTok is pulling out all the stops as it fights for survival in the US capital.

Business

Dutch gov't staff discouraged from apps such as TikTok

The Netherlands is moving to stop central government employees having apps including popular video sharing service TikTok installed on their work phones, amid concerns over data security.

Internet

Meta subscriber plan risks digital divide, say critics

Years after Facebook quietly removed a slogan that declared the site was "free and always will be", parent company Meta announced on Sunday a paid-for subscription service that has already been widely criticized.

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A three-stage authentication system for the metaverse

In recent years, many computer scientists have been exploring the notion of metaverse, an online space in which users can access different virtual environments and immersive experiences, using VR and AR headsets. While navigating ...

Security

Hacker claims breach of FBI's critical-infrastructure portal

A hacker who reportedly posed as the CEO of a financial institution claims to have obtained access to the more than 80,000-member database of InfraGard, an FBI-run outreach program that shares sensitive information on national ...

Security

Hackers leak Australian health records on dark web

Hackers have followed through on a threat to leak sensitive medical records stolen from a major Australian health company that counts the country's prime minister among nearly 10 million customers.

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