(Reuters) – The unaired fourth episode of the new season of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” has been leaked online, the premium channel’s distribution partner Star India said on Friday.”We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause. This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action” a Star India spokesperson said in a statement.Star India is a subsidiary of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Facebook is to step up its efforts to fight fake news by sending more suspected hoax stories to fact-checkers and publishing their findings online.It follows mounting criticism of the social media firm for not doing enough to root out fake news on its platform.It has also just launched a new feature in four countries that will publish alternative news links beneath problematic articles.But several experts said the measures did not do go far enough.”Presenting audiences with context is helpful,” said Tom Felle, a senior lecturer in digital journalism at City University.”But it does nothing to stop the spread of this material, or to stop traffic going to fake news peddlers who are making money out of creating this material.”
SHANGHAI The shutdown was unusual, and came without warning.Chinese censors tested on Thursday a new way of shutting down websites and cutting off the countrys internet users from the rest of the world. The censorship drill targeted tools that many in China use to thwart the countrys vast online censorship system, though internet companies said it also hit some sites at random.One Beijing online video company watched as its app and website went offline for about 20 minutes without warning. The way it was disconnected the digital tether that connected its service to the rest of the internet was severed suggested more than a mere technical outage, according to the leader of the firms technology team, who requested anonymity for himself and the company for fear of reprisals.
British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins will appear in court in Las Vegas later charged in a US cyber-crime case.The 23-year-old has been accused of involvement with Kronos – a piece of malware used to steal banking logins from victims’ computers.Mr Hutchins, from Ilfracombe in Devon, came to prominence after he stalled the WannaCry cyber-attack which hit the NHS in May.The FBI arrested him on Wednesday.The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has said it was aware of the situation with fellow cyber-security researchers expressing surprise at the indictment.
Since taking office last June, President Rodrigo Duterte has been waging a deadly anti-drug campaign. In the past year, police and vigilantes have reportedly killed over 7,000 people suspected of participating in the drug trade.
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP attracted bipartisan criticism in April for enthusiastically endorsing one of the worlds most brazen human rights catastrophes: Philippine President Rodrigo Dutertes murderous anti-drug campaign. Since Duterte took office last June, police and vigilante death squads have killed more than 7,000 people, and devastated poor communities in cities across the country.