Etermax CEO: How Trivia Crack published 8 games during the pandemic

This year will go down as one of the toughest in history, but Argentina-based mobile game publisher Etermax executed well. During the pandemic, the publisher of the hit mobile game Trivia Crack published eight titles. As people sought solace from games while social distancing, mobile gaming is expected to grow overall by 25% to $112 […]

Explainer-Russia's potent cyber and information warfare capabilities

By Andrew Osborn and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Russia was responsible for a cyber attack that embedded malicious code inside U.S. government software systems and those of other governments and companies across the world. The Kremlin has always denied Moscow’s involvement in cyber attacks […]

How to create space for ethics in AI

In a year that has seen decades’ worth of global shocks, bad news, and scandals squeezed into 12 excruciatingly long months, the summer already feels like a distant memory. In August 2020, the world was in the throes of a major social and racial justice movement, and I argued hopefully in VentureBeat that the term […]

COVID-19 vaccine distribution algorithms may cement health care inequalities

Earlier this month, following the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration’s emergency approval, the federal government began distributing doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to health systems throughout the country. With Moderna’s vaccine to follow, the Trump administration aims to deliver the first shots to 20 million people by year’s end. But shipments must be prioritized […]

Russia’s SolarWinds Hack Is a Historic Mess

Normally we use this space to round up the biggest stories from all reaches of the cybersecurity world. This week, we’re making an exception, because there’s really only one story: how Russia pulled off the biggest espionage hack on record. Russia’s hack of IT management company SolarWinds began as far back as March, and it […]

Apple supplier Wistron could not manage scaled up India plant, government report says

By Chandini Monnappa and Sankalp Phartiyal BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Apple supplier Wistron’s Indian factory in Karnataka state could not cope up with the rapid scaling up of manpower and breached several laws, a government inspection has revealed following violence at the site last weekend. Several thousand contract workers at Wistron angered over alleged non-payment […]

Apple puts supplier Wistron on notice after Indian factory violence

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Chandini Monnappa NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) -Apple Inc has placed supplier Wistron Corp on probation, saying on Saturday it would not award the Taiwanese contract manufacturer new business until it addressed the way workers were treated at its southern India plant. Early findings of an Apple audit in the wake of violence […]

How to Understand the Russia Hack Fallout

This means there are really three subgroups within the potential victims of these attacks: Orion users who installed the backdoor but were never otherwise exploited; victims who had some malicious activity on their networks, but who ultimately weren’t appealing targets for attackers; and victims who were actually deeply compromised because they held valuable data. “If […]

Google rolls out free, weekly at-home COVID-19 testing for all U.S. employees

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it is offering free and weekly at-home COVID-19 testing for all its U.S. employees and plans to expand the benefit globally during the next year. A Google spokesman said the company had rolled out the benefit this week for all 90,000 U.S. employees, with the initiative guaranteeing […]