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Microsoft Says Cyberattack Should be Wake Up Call for Governments

Microsoft warned governments Sunday against storing computer vulnerabilities like the leaked one at the heart of the cyberattack that has crippled computers in more than 150 countries.

"The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake up call," Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, wrote in a blog post about what is being called the largest ransomware attack ever.

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Ransomware Hits 'Hundreds of Thousands' of China PCs

"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at nearly 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said, though the Asian impact has otherwise been relatively muted.

The enterprise-security division of Qihoo 360, one of China's leading suppliers of anti-virus software, said 29,372 institutions ranging from government offices to universities, ATMs and hospitals had been "infected" by the outbreak as of late Saturday.

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World Braces for More Cyberattacks as Work Week Begins

Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart of the crisis.

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200,000 Cyberattack Victims in 150-Plus States, Says Europol

The unprecedented global ransomware cyberattack has hit more than 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries, Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said Sunday.

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Twitter Gets Lift from Uptick in User Numbers

Twitter shares shot higher Wednesday after its quarterly update showed improving growth in user numbers, offsetting concerns over a decline in revenue and another net loss for the social network.

The first quarter results came in better than most forecasts for Twitter, which has struggled to keep pace in the fast-moving world of social media.

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Israel Says It Uncovered Planned Mass Cyber Attacks

Israeli authorities said on Wednesday that they had detected planned cyber attacks against 120 public and private targets in Israel but did not specify the intended victims.

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Tech Firms Urge Court to Toss Trump Travel Ban

Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Wednesday joined in a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

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Facebook Out to Read Minds

Facebook wants to read your mind.

At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

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Iran Blocks Telegram Voice Calls

Iran's judiciary has blocked newly introduced voice calls on Telegram, the most popular messaging app in the country, state media reported on Wednesday.

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Google Earth Re-Invented for New Era

Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.

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