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Tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

Meta, Microsoft and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster the development of industry standards that would make the companies' nascent digital worlds compatible with each other.
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Wi-Fi-hungry freezer might be slowing down your internet

UK households are experiencing plenty of Wi-Fi-related problems. What they don’t know is that their refrigerators and neighbors might be slowing down their connection.
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Germany launches Google fair practice inquiry

A regulator in Germany is taking action against Google for what it says are practices by its global mapping service that could unfairly disadvantage competitors.
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TikTok commits to stop ‘get rich quick’ ads

A short-form video-sharing app will make it easier for users to spot all sorts of advertising, paying particular attention to children.
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Germany orders an arrest of GRU hacker over attack on NATO

Nikolaj Kozachek, affiliated with Russia's state intelligence, is accused of penetrating the systems of a NATO think tank in Germany.
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Cloudflare experiences widespread issues

An American content delivery network and DDoS mitigation company Cloudflare says it is investigating widespread issues with their services and network.
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Ex-Amazon employee convicted over Capital One hack

Paige A. Thompson, who was working at AWS at the time of the hack, was found guilty of seven counts of wire and computer fraud.
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TikTok employee recordings expose repeated user data breaches - report

Employees from the company behind the popular Chinese social media app TikTok repeatedly accessed non-public data of US users between September 2021 and January 2022.
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Elon Musk faces a $258bn lawsuit for allegedly engaging in a crypto pyramid scheme

Elon Musk has been sued for $258bn by a Dogecoin investor for defrauding him through a “crypto pyramid scheme.”
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Android spyware uncovered by threat watchdog

Spyware that targets Android-based devices has been detected being used by the government of Kazakhstan against its own citizens, according to research by Lookout Threat Lab.
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Elon Musk discusses layoffs and aliens in Twitter staff address

Billionaire Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time, expressing his view that Twitter would need to cut its headcount, but offering few other new details about his $44 billion planned takeover of the social media company.
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US disrupts Russian botnet targeting IoT devices

The US, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK dismantled the infrastructure of a Russian botnet RSOCKS, which hacked millions of computers and other electronic devices around the world.
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Big Tech commits to combating disinformation in the new Code of Practice

The European Commission published the strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation, which accounts for key takeaways from the war in Ukraine and the COVID19 crisis.
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New bill attempts to ban American location and health data trade

The proposed bill aims to ban data brokers from selling location and health information ahead of the potential Roe v. Wade overturn that could "criminalize essential health care."
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Interpol arrests hundreds of cyber-fraud suspects

A worldwide police bust has resulted in the arrest of more than 2,000 people suspected of social engineering scams and money laundering, according to Interpol.
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"Issue is out of control": 24 billion passwords leaked on the dark web

65% more passwords are circulating on the dark web than in 2020. Users still choose basic passwords that can be cracked in mere seconds.
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Record bot attack thwarted, says Cloudflare

Cybersecurity firm Cloudflare says it has shut down a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that marshaled a botnet army of more than 5,000 ‘zombie’ devices to launch a staggering 26 million hostile service requests per second.
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US lawman accused of digital fraud

A deputy US marshal has been charged with abusing his position to access online records that allowed him to track the location of former “personal” associates.
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US healthcare provider suffers a data breach, exposing data of 69K people

Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser) – the largest nonprofit health plan in the United States – has disclosed a data breach that impacted over 69,000 people.
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Germany probes Apple's tracking rules

Apple's rules apply to third parties but not to Apple itself, Germany's antitrust watchdog said after initiating proceedings against the technology giant.
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