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HP fined $59m for bribing Russian officials
HP fined $59m for bribing Russian officials

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A judge ordered US computer company Hewlett-Packard to pay $58.8m for bribing Moscow government officials to buy HP computers for Russia's Prosecutor General's office.

12 Sep 2014 11:05

UNITED STATES

Google to repay $19m for apps bought by children
Google to repay $19m for apps bought by children

WASHINGTON, USA: Google has agreed to issue at least $19m in refunds to consumers whose children made app purchases from its Google Play store without parental consent, officials have confirmed.

5 Sep 2014 09:35

UNITED STATES

Verizon to pay $7.4m for privacy violations
Verizon to pay $7.4m for privacy violations

WASHINGTON, USA: US telecommunications company Verizon has agreed to pay a $7.4m fine to settle a probe into its privacy practices, including accessing customer data for marketing purposes, officials have confirmed.

5 Sep 2014 09:52

UNITED STATES

'Cloud' focus after internet hack
'Cloud' focus after internet hack

WASHINGTON, USA: If celebrities like actor Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton knew little about the Internet 'cloud' they would not be alone, but the recent theft of their intimate photos has served as a wake-up call for everyone.

3 Sep 2014 10:11

UNITED STATES

Celebrity iCloud hack investigated by Apple, FBI
Celebrity iCloud hack investigated by Apple, FBI

LOS ANGELES, USA: The FBI and Apple are urgently investigating an apparent hack of cloud data services that unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.

2 Sep 2014 08:28

UNITED STATES

Apple's bid to stop sales of Samsung products denied
Apple's bid to stop sales of Samsung products denied

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A judge has rejected a bid by Apple to ban US sales of rival Samsung smartphones targeted in a recent $2bn patent trial in Silicon Valley.

28 Aug 2014 11:44

UNITED STATES

Russian hackers break into JPMorgan
Russian hackers break into JPMorgan

NEW YORK, USA: Hackers believed to be from Russia broke into the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and a second US bank earlier this month, sparking a federal investigation, US media has reported.

28 Aug 2014 12:10

UNITED STATES

Backoff: malicious computer software for PoS systems
Backoff: malicious computer software for PoS systems

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The US Department of Homeland Security has warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail company Target.

25 Aug 2014 09:02

UNITED STATES

James Foley's beheading removed from Twitter, YouTube
James Foley's beheading removed from Twitter, YouTube

WASHINGTON, USA: Twitter has removed from its service all photos and videos of the beheading of a US journalist that had been posted online by jihadists.

21 Aug 2014 08:02

UNITED STATES

MonsterMind monitors everything for NSA
MonsterMind monitors everything for NSA

WASHINGTON, USA: The National Security Agency (NSA) is allegedly developing a tool that can detect cyber-attacks from an adversary by analysing Internet traffic and responding automatically, a leaked document has claimed.

14 Aug 2014 09:50

UNITED STATES

Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM
Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM

NEW YORK, USA: General Motors (GM) has recalled another 300,000 vehicles, most of them to address ignition problems, taking to over 29m the number of GM cars recalled this year.

12 Aug 2014 05:38

UNITED STATES

Silicon Valley staff anti-poaching settlement rejected
Silicon Valley staff anti-poaching settlement rejected

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A federal judge has rejected a plan to compensate employees affected by an "anti-poaching" agreement involving Silicon Valley technology companies Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe.

11 Aug 2014 10:45

UNITED STATES

Facebook buys security startup PrivateCore
Facebook buys security startup PrivateCore

NEW YORK, USA: - Facebook announced it will buy California-based cybersecurity startup PrivateCore, in a move to boost defenses of its vast server network.

8 Aug 2014 08:44

UNITED STATES

Now Microsoft sues Samsung in US
Now Microsoft sues Samsung in US

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft is suing its long-time partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean company of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the smartphone market.

5 Aug 2014 06:17

UNITED STATES

LinkedIn must pay $6m in backpay to workers
LinkedIn must pay $6m in backpay to workers

WASHINGTON - LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6m in backpay and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US investigation found it had failed to pay them properly for overtime work.

5 Aug 2014 11:11

UNITED STATES

Google tips-off police over child porn suspect in Texas
Google tips-off police over child porn suspect in Texas

WASHINGTON, USA: Google defended its policy of electronically monitoring users' content for child sexual abuse and it tipped off police in Texas who arrested a child pornography suspect.

5 Aug 2014 10:37

UNITED STATES

Bose sues Beats over headphone patents
Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation on Friday sued Beats Electronics over patented technology for cancelling noise in earphones.

28 Jul 2014 10:48

UNITED STATES

Android app pirates face prosecution
Android app pirates face prosecution

SAN FRANCISCO, US: prosecutors released indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices.

22 Jul 2014 10:24

UNITED STATES

Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs
Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said it would axe 18,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next year, the majority coming from the integration of Nokia bought by it earlier this year.

18 Jul 2014 08:38

UNITED STATES

US snooped on Muslim-American leaders: report
US snooped on Muslim-American leaders: report

WASHINGTON, US: The FBI and National Security Agency monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-American activists, academics and a political candidate, according to a report co-authored by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

11 Jul 2014 12:23

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