Twitter said it had locked and called for a password reset of some accounts after an unconfirmed claim of a leak of nearly 33 million usernames and passwords to the social network.
A new Mozilla fund, called Secure Open Source, aims to provide security audits of open-source code, following the discovery of key security bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock in key pieces of the software.
U.S. plans to transfer the oversight of key technical Internet functions to an international multi-stakeholder model have run into hurdles, with two bills introduced on Wednesday that would require the government to first take the approval of Congress for the transition.
Amazon.com is to invest US$3 billion in India, in addition to a $2 billion investment the online retailer announced in 2014.
Yahoo is selling over 3,000 patents and pending applications that the pioneering Internet company believes could be the most foundational patents related to Web search and advertising.
Google, Facebook and Yahoo and industry and civil rights groups have opposed legislation that would extend the categories of Internet records that the U.S. government can collect without court approval through administrative subpoenas known as National Security Letters.
Verizon Communications will be bidding US$3 billion for the Internet assets of ailing Yahoo, according to a newspaper report.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would lose majority voting control of the social networking company if he quits the company or his services are terminated, according to new rules proposed by the board.
The server market saw a year-on-year revenue slump of 3.6 percent in the first quarter to US$12.4 billion, after a winning streak of seven quarters of growth, IDC said Wednesday.
A senior finance manager in Oracle’s cloud business has complained to a federal court that she was terminated from her job because she threatened to blow the whistle on accounting principles that she considered to be unlawful.
Microsoft has agreed to transfer some patents to Xiaomi, ahead of plans by the Chinese smartphone maker to enter the U.S. and other advanced markets.
Apple may still get to set up wholly-owned stores in India, with the country’s Commerce Ministry promising to take up the matter with the Finance Ministry that had objected to the proposal.
Iran has ordered messaging apps to transfer data and activity records of Iranian users to local servers within one year, a move that will give the country a greater ability to monitor and censor the online activity of its people.
Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is visiting India, reflecting the growing importance of the country as a market for multinational technology companies.
Toyota and Volkswagen are the latest automakers to forge alliances with ride-hailing companies, deals that could see the car makers not only sell cars to drivers of the app companies but also develop jointly on-demand mobility technologies.