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Britain’s 5G network security review ongoing: PM May’s spokesman

FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s review of its 5G network resilience is still ongoing, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after the Financial Times reported that security chiefs had concluded they could manage any risks arising from Huawei’s involvement. The FT said on Sunday that Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre had found that the risks arising from the use of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in…

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Facebook security app used to ‘spy’ on competitors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has been criticised for its the way it handles user data A report by a Commons committee has detailed Facebook’s use of an application to “spy” on users. The cross-party group said that Facebook used its Onavo virtual private network (VPN) app to gather information on competitors. The MPs claim Facebook “intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws”. The report, which is more than 100 pages long, also details the influence of fake news on the site in elections. Monitoring…

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Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Image copyright Getty Images The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed. Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns. Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny. The GSMA, which represents 800 network operators, said a testing scheme would reduce the need to ban suppliers. Australia, New Zealand, and the United States have already barred Huawei from supplying equipment for their future 5G networks.…

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Trump ‘to sign border security bill and declare emergency’ over wall

President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown as well as declare a national emergency to fund his wall. The White House said Mr Trump would sign the bill as promised, but also take action to use military funds for his US-Mexico border wall. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced the plan just before the chamber voted on the compromise bill. Congress must first pass the bill before it is signed by the president. “The President is once again delivering on his promise to…

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Symantec acquires Israel’s Luminate, with an eye on cloud security

FILE PHOTO – The Symantec booth is seen during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. August 3, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker/File Photo JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Tuesday it acquired Israel’s Luminate Security in an effort to boost its security systems for cloud computing. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Luminate, founded in 2017, says its technology can securely connect users from any device, anywhere in the world, to corporate applications on-premises and in the cloud. “Luminate incorporated into…

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BBC asks White House for security review after Trump rally attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Trump supporter shoves a BBC cameraman at the El Paso rally The BBC has requested the White House review security for media attending President Donald Trump’s rallies after an attack on one of its cameramen. The BBC’s Ron Skeans was shoved and sworn at by a man in a Make America Great Again cap during the president’s rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday. On Tuesday the BBC said the press area was unsupervised, and no security tried to intervene during…

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Former executive of Duo Security, Zscaler joins IronNet as co-CEO

NEW YORK (Reuters) – IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, a startup led by former U.S. National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander, has appointed William Welch as co-chief executive, the company told Reuters on Monday. Welch, former chief operating officer of Duo Security, a venture capital-backed cybersecurity company that was sold to Cisco Systems Inc for $2.35 billion last year, will serve as co-CEO along with Alexander, who ran the NSA from 2005 to 2014, the company said. Prior to Duo Security, Welch was COO of cybersecurity firm Zscaler Inc, which went public…

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US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details have released, and it is unclear whether President Donald Trump will back the agreement. He is due to address a political rally in Texas. Talks had previously stalled on the detention of undocumented immigrants and funding for Mr Trump’s border wall. A deal must be reached by Friday when funding will run out…

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German authorities probe potential Huawei security risks: Funke

FILE PHOTO: A surveillance camera is seen next to a sign of Huawei outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s federal cybersecurity agency is investigating whether China’s Huawei Technologies could be a security threat after warnings from other countries, the Funke group of newspapers reported on Friday, citing Economy Minister Peter Altmaier. The government currently has no own information on whether the Chinese company could be a security threat, Altmaier was quoted as saying, adding that the Federal Office for…

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Exclusive: Dell explores sale of cyber security company SecureWorks – sources

FILE PHOTO – The logo for Dell Technologies Inc. is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Computer maker Dell Technologies Inc is exploring a sale of SecureWorks Corp, a U.S. provider of cyber security services with a market value of close to $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. A sale of SecureWorks, in which Dell holds an 85 percent stake, would allow the latter to trim its…

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