Monthly archives: November, 2017

Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region. The Saudi government’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) said in a statement the kingdom had been hit by …

Tencent on global path as it surpasses Facebook in valuation

China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early …

The FCC has plans to dismantle the rule protecting a neutral internet

Federal regulators are expected to scrap Obama-era rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, according to Politco. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, will reveal plans on Tuesday to his fellow commissioners to fully dismantle the agency’s core net neutrality rules, Politico …

Asia markets trade higher, following US gains overnight

Asia markets traded mostly higher on Tuesday, following gains in U.S. equities overnight amid strong economic data. This will be a short week for the U.S. stock market, which is set to be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. In Australia, the ASX 200 closed up 17.84 points, or 0.3 percent, at 5,963.52, with the …