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US officials reveal secret cyber strike against Iran

The US executed a cyber attack against Iran following the September 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, according to a report.

Speaking anonymously to Reuters, two US officials speaking under anonymity confirmed the secret operation took place in late September and was aimed at stymying Tehran’s propaganda efforts in the wake of the attack.

Iran is known to use a host of websites to spread pro-state messaging in a global propaganda operation that cyber security experts and social media giants are beginning to uncover.


Huawei claims US authorities attempted to hack its systems

Huawei has accused US authorities of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.

The Chinese tech giant, which faces mounting American pressure including possible loss of access to US technology over accusations the company is a security risk, said in a statement that Washington has used “unscrupulous means” in recent months to disrupt its business.


Further delay for US ban on trade with Huawei

A US ban on trade with Huawei has been delayed by a further 90 days, the US Commerce Secretary has confirmed.

Wilbur Ross said a temporary licence that eased restrictions on the Chinese technology giant and had been due to expire on Monday has now been extended to November.

Mr Ross told the Fox Business TV channel that the aim of the initial licence and its extension was to give US firms “a little more time to wean themselves off” Huawei products.


US Federal Trade Commission approves $5bn Facebook fine

The 5 billion dollar fine would be the largest the US Federal Trade Commission has levied on a technology company The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Facebook declined to comment on the story which… Read More


‘No technological grounds’ to ban Huawei from 5G networks, say MPs

The Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee said some ethical concerns remain, but it could see no technical reason to ban the Chinese firm There are no technological grounds for banning Chinese firm Huawei from the UK’s 5G networks, the Science and Technology Select Committee has said. In a letter to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, the… Read More



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