Twitter safety updates hide abusive tweets in search and replies

Twitter is rolling out stronger measures to suppress abuse on its site. The move sees the platform take a more proactive approach by hiding offensive tweets from various sections of its site using machine learning systems.

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Senate Committee Hears Litany of IRS Cybersecurity Failings


The U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s cybersecurity measures are woefully inadequate, according to testimony presented this week to the Senate Finance Committee. The hearing was convened to look into how the IRS is safeguarding private taxpayer information this filing season and to determine what improvements may be necessary, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, the committee’s chairman. Agencies, tax preparers and Congress have failed taxpayers, ranking member Sen. Ron Wyden said.

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Microsoft Bolsters Cloud Security


Microsoft has announced measures to improve security management and transparency for Azure cloud services and Office 365. The features, which come from technology Microsoft acquired when it purchased Adallom, will bolster security in cloud apps such as Office 365, Box, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Ariba. A security app for Office 365 called “Microsoft Cloud App Security” will provide security management and reporting features that will give customers better visibility, control and security for data hosted in cloud apps, the company said.

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Apple supplier Sony takes hit in December quarter on lower image sensor sales

Article Image Although PlayStation sales and cost-cutting measures helped Sony’s operating profits rise 11 percent overall in the December quarter, it suffered setbacks in image sensor production, which could reflect lower orders from Apple for the iPhone.

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The Futility of the Strong Password Solution


After experiencing a data breach, most companies take a number of measures to strengthen security, including advising users to change their passwords and to make them strong.
Although it stopped short of confirming that it was hacked or that any customer data had been exposed, Amazon-owned Twitch last week notified users that its network might have been hacked and that some user account information might have been exposed. Among the actions Twitch took to protect its users were expiring their passwords.

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Class representative in Apple 'anti-poaching' suit wants bigger cut of $415M payout

The class representative in a California anti-trust lawsuit regarding alleged anti-poaching measures employed by Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley tech companies, is seeking a larger-than-normal chunk of a proposed $415 million payout for his work in securing more lucrative settlement terms.



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How will Alibaba measure up to America's online retail giants?

Following its IPO on Friday, analysts are watching closely to see how the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba measures up against U.S. online retail stalwarts like Amazon.com, Overstock.com, and eBay as it looks to stake its claims with North American consumers.

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