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Online advertisers sign up to better standards

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT A broad coalition of advertising trade groups, ad buyers and sellers from Western Europe and the United States have urged the industry to stop using annoying online marketing formats that have fuelled the rapid rise of ad-blockers.

Mar 21 2017

Google and sister company to offer cyber security to election groups

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organisers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort elections.

Mar 21 2017

Google and sister company to offer cyber security to election groups

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort elections.

Mar 15 2017

Twitter accounts hijacked with 'Nazi' hashtags in Turkish

FRANKFURT A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish.

Mar 15 2017

Twitter accounts hijacked with 'Nazi' hashtags in Turkish

FRANKFURT A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish.

Mar 14 2017

SAP pushes to patch risky HANA security flaws before hackers strike

FRANKFURT Europe's top software maker SAP said on Tuesday it had patched vulnerabilities in its latest HANA software that had a potentially high risk of giving hackers control over databases and business applications used to run big multinational firms.

Mar 14 2017

Germany plans to fine social media sites over hate speech

BERLIN Germany plans a new law calling for social networks like Facebook to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 mln).

Mar 14 2017

SAP pushes to patch risky HANA security flaws before hackers strike

FRANKFURT Europe's top software maker SAP said on Tuesday it had patched vulnerabilities in its latest HANA software that had a potentially high risk of giving hackers control over databases and business applications used to run big multinational firms. While hacks on phones, websites and computers that consumers rely on every day grab headlines, vulnerabilities in big business software are more lucrative to attackers as these tools store data and run transactions which are the lifeblood of businesses. The latest security weaknesses, known in industry parlance as "zero day" vulnerabilities, rank among the most critical ever found in HANA, the engine that runs SAP’s latest database, cloud and other more traditional business apps, according to Onapsis, the security company which uncovered these issues.

Mar 14 2017

SAP pushes to patch risky HANA security flaws before hackers strike

FRANKFURT, March 14 Europe's top software maker SAP said on Tuesday it had patched vulnerabilities in its latest HANA software that had a potentially high risk of giving hackers control over databases and business applications used to run big multinational firms.

Mar 08 2017

Wikileaks' CIA hacking dump sends tech firms scrambling for fixes

FRANKFURT Tech companies must rapidly step up information-sharing to protect users from prying eyes, a security software executive said on Wednesday after WikiLeaks released a trove of data purporting to show that the CIA can hack all manner of devices.

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