April Fools! K-Pop star pranks his fans that he has coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean K-Pop star on Wednesday pulled an April Fool’s prank announcing that he had contracted coronavirus, and later removed the Instagram post after triggering... Read more »

Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook’s Zuckerberg

MUNICH (Reuters) – Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook (FB.O) CEO Mark Zuckerberg told... Read more »

Huawei cyber security chief says no operator gives it access to intercept equipment

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei’s cyber security chief said on Friday that he was not aware of any mobile operator ever having given the Chinese company access to the equipment... Read more »

Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained – sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that... Read more »

Trump ex-adviser Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea – court filing

FILE PHOTO: Then national security adviser General Michael Flynn delivers a statement daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 1, 201. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo (Reuters) –... Read more »

U.S. officials to visit Britain, pushing for Huawei 5G ban

LONDON (Reuters) – A delegation of U.S. officials will arrive in Britain on Monday to try to persuade Britain not to use Huawei equipment in the upgrade of its... Read more »

Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (Reuters) – Facebook Inc... Read more »

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country’s third young celebrity to die in the past two... Read more »

Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘specter of foreign influence’: experts

LONDON (Reuters) – The leak and distribution of classified British-U.S. trade documents online resembles a disinformation campaign uncovered this year that originated in Russia, according to experts who say... Read more »

U.S. government sees no evidence of hacking in Tuesday’s elections

(Reuters) – Voting in U.S. state and local elections on Tuesday showed no evidence of successful tampering by any foreign government, the Justice Department and six U.S. security agencies... Read more »