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Twitter launches competition to find biases in its image-cropping algorithm

Twitter Inc said on Friday it will launch a competition for computer researchers and hackers to identify biases in its image-cropping algorithm, after a group of researchers previously found the algorithm tended to exclude Black people and men.

S.Africa’s Transnet to lift force majeure at container terminals from Monday

South African state logistics firm Transnet on Friday said it would lift the force majeure it declared at its container terminals from Monday, after a cyber attack hampered operations.

Cyber insurance rates fail to match catastrophe risk-Chubb CEO

Rising prices of insurance against cyber attacks fail to take account of the potential catastrophic effects of a widespread attack, Chubb Ltd. Chief Executive Evan Greenberg said on Wednesday.

White House calls on America’s most critical companies to improve cyber defenses

The White House is signaling to U.S. critical infrastructure companies, such as energy providers that they must improve their cyber defenses because additional potential regulation is on the horizon.

Biden: If U.S. has ‘real shooting war’ it could be result of cyber attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power” it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by Russia and China.

Check Point Software Q2 profit, revenue beat estimates

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Check Point Software Technologies reported on Monday a bigger than expected rise in second quarter net profit and revenue as a sharp increase in sophisticated cyber attacks boosted demand for its products.

S.Africa’s Transnet says it has identified and isolated source of IT disruption

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South Africa’s state-owned firm Transnet said on Friday it had identified and isolated the source of disruption to its IT systems that impacted its container terminals.

Briton accused of Twitter hack is jailed in Spain pending US extradition hearing

ESTEPONA, Spain (Reuters) -A 22-year old Briton who was detained in Spain over a Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of several U.S. politicians including Joe Biden last year has been jailed pending an extradition hearing, a court source said.

Cyber attack disrupts major South African port operations

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -A cyber attack has disrupted container operations at the South African port of Cape Town, an email seen by Reuters on Thursday said.

Chinese hackers stole Mekong data from Cambodian foreign ministry – sources

PHNOM PENH/HANOI (Reuters) -Buried in a long U.S. indictment accusing China of a global cyberespionage campaign was a curious detail: Among the governments targeted by Chinese hackers was Cambodia, one of Beijing’s most loyal Asian allies.