Australia says foreign government behind cyber attack on lawmakers

A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, without naming any suspects.

Israel trims funds to Palestinians over militant stipends

Israel will cut around 5 percent of the tax handovers to the Palestinian Authority over its financial support for jailed Palestinian militants, the Israeli security cabinet said on Sunday, following similar U.S. legislation last year.

EU countries agree on copyright reforms, deal in sight next week

The European Union’s effort to rewrite two-decade old copyright rules to take into account online platforms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google moved a step forward on Friday when a majority of member countries agreed on a common position for talks with lawmakers next week.

Facebook toughens political ad policies in India ahead of election

Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s general elections due before May, the social media giant said late on Thursday.

Australia probes attempted hacking of national parliament

Australian authorities are investigating an attempt to hack into the national parliament’s computer network, two senior lawmakers said on Friday, but there was no evidence yet that any data had been accessed or stolen.

Barclays hires internet banker from Deutsche Bank

Barclays Plc said on Thursday it hired Riaz Ladhabhoy, an investment banker from Deutsche Bank to be the co-head of internet banking in the Americas, a move that comes ahead of a wave of IPOs expected in the sector this year.

Snap user number flat, but beats Wall Street estimate

Snap Inc on Tuesday said the number of people using its Snapchat app was flat, beating Wall Street projections that the company would continue to lose users to rival Facebook Inc’s Instagram.

Facebook targets ‘dangerous’ armed groups in latest Myanmar bans

Facebook has banned four insurgent groups fighting against Myanmar’s military from its social network, the company said on Tuesday, saying it wanted to prevent offline harm by removing groups it branded “dangerous organisations”.