Exclusive: Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

Exclusive: Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used software distributed by a small Canadian customer service company, another example of a “supply chain compromise” made infamous by the hack on U.S. networking company SolarWinds. U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike will say in an upcoming blog post seen by Reuters that it had … Read more

Elon Musk set to showcase Tesla’s humanoid robot after delay

Elon Musk set to showcase Tesla’s humanoid robot after delay

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said a robot business will be worth more than its cars, and on Friday investors, customers and potential workers expect to see a prototype at Tesla’s “AI Day” that could prove whether the bot named “Optimus” is ready for work. The robot will … Read more

Gunfire and blasts in Burkina Faso capital raise fears of another coup

Gunfire and blasts in Burkina Faso capital raise fears of another coup

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Soldiers took to the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday and blocked access to administrative buildings after gunfire rang out and a blast was heard near the presidential palace, raising fears of a second military coup in eight months. Gunshots were first heard around dawn at the main military … Read more

Iran president says Amini’s death is ‘tragic incident’, but ‘chaos’ unacceptable

Iran president says Amini’s death is ‘tragic incident’, but ‘chaos’ unacceptable

Raisi says Amini’s death has saddened everyone Says “chaos” is unacceptable, backs security forces Growing death toll as protests spread to over 80 cities Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the death of a young woman in custody had … Read more

Russia demands Apple explain VK removal from App Store

Russia demands Apple explain VK removal from App Store

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator on Wednesday demanded an explanation from Apple (AAPL.O) after applications operated by the Russian state-controlled tech firm VK (VKCOq.L) were removed from the U.S. firm’s App Store. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, … Read more

EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU states start negotiating new package of Russia sanctions 27 member countries split on oil price cap Ukraine: It’s needed to stop ‘blood money’ flowing to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive proposed on Wednesday an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, including tighter trade restrictions, … Read more

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. The network maintained fake accounts across Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as competitor service Twitter … Read more

Twitter to interview Elon Musk, known for combative testimony

Twitter to interview Elon Musk, known for combative testimony

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s tendency to dish out insults while being questioned under oath will be tested anew this week, when lawyers for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N)are expected to interview the Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO about his abrupt decision in July to ditch his $44 billion deal for the social media … Read more

Exclusive: India’s push for home-grown navigation system jolts smartphone giants

Exclusive: India’s push for home-grown navigation system jolts smartphone giants

India wants local GPS rival in smartphones; industry fears costs Smartphone players want delay to New Delhi’s Jan. 2023 deadline Samsung, others say Indian system needs hardware changes-sources Boosting native system part of Modi’s self-reliance campaign NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – India is pushing tech giants to make smartphones compatible with its home-grown navigation … Read more

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more