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Underground bank founder pleads not guilty
Underground bank founder pleads not guilty

NEW YORK, USA: A man accused of founding an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered $6bn for criminals, including child pornographers and drug traffickers, pleaded not guilty before a New York court this week.

15 Oct 2014 10:40

UNITED STATES

Windows flaws let Russian hackers spy on NATO
Windows flaws let Russian hackers spy on NATO

WASHINGTON, USA: Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organisations as far back as 2009, security researchers have found.

15 Oct 2014 10:16

UNITED STATES

GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract
GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has asked a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts that it branded "oppressive and burdensome."

14 Oct 2014 10:00

UNITED STATES

ICANN to be free from US control
ICANN to be free from US control

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The head of the agency entrusted to essentially run the internet said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year.

14 Oct 2014 09:32

UNITED STATES

Newly-wed with cancer plans her own death
Newly-wed with cancer plans her own death

LOS ANGELES, USA: A newly-wed US woman with terminal cancer has announced plans online to end her life on 1 November to die with dignity and without debilitating pain.

13 Oct 2014 09:41

UNITED STATES

Hackers steal Snapchat images offer them online
Hackers steal Snapchat images offer them online

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos were exposed online last week, raising fears about what may be revealed in messages intended to vanish seconds after being viewed.

13 Oct 2014 09:16

UNITED STATES

Online voting still some way off
Online voting still some way off

WASHINGTON, USA: Online voting has the potential to boost election participation around the world, but is not yet ready to be widely rolled out due to security risks, a US study shows.

9 Oct 2014 08:51

UNITED STATES

AT&T must pay $105m for unauthorised charges
AT&T must pay $105m for unauthorised charges

WASHINGTON, USA: AT&T will have to pay $105m to settle investigations that it added charges to mobile phone bills for unauthorised third-party services such as horoscopes and "fun facts," officials confirmed.

9 Oct 2014 09:32

UNITED STATES

Yahoo's system breach was not Shellshock
Yahoo's system breach was not Shellshock

WASHINGTON, USA: Yahoo said some of its servers were breached briefly by hackers, but that the attack was unrelated to the newly discovered Shellshock vulnerability, and that no user data was compromised.

8 Oct 2014 10:18

UNITED STATES

Google's battle with Murdoch continues
Google's battle with Murdoch continues

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google fired back at media mogul Rupert Murdoch, disputing a News Corp. complaint in Europe that the Internet company has veered from the path of doing no evil.

29 Sep 2014 09:57

UNITED STATES

US wants information about citizens from search engines
US wants information about citizens from search engines

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A Yahoo transparency report released last week showed that the United States topped the list of countries demanding information about users in the first half of this year.

29 Sep 2014 10:29

UNITED STATES

New warning on computer vulnerability from US
New warning on computer vulnerability from US

WASHINGTON, USA: The US government and computer security researchers warned of a vulnerability in some computer operating systems which potentially allow widespread attacks by hackers.

26 Sep 2014 10:08

UNITED STATES

Apple's encryption tool locks out governments
Apple's encryption tool locks out governments

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple is rolling-out new privacy protection for iPhones and iPads, with a system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.

19 Sep 2014 10:05

UNITED STATES

Piracy thrives through Cloud services
Piracy thrives through Cloud services

WASHINGTON, USA: Online piracy of music, films and other content has moved to the internet cloud, reaping big profits for digital thieves, according to a study released earlier this week.

19 Sep 2014 11:12

UNITED STATES

Yelp agrees to pay fine for child privacy violations
Yelp agrees to pay fine for child privacy violations

WASHINGTON, USA: Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle US charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials have said.

18 Sep 2014 09:47

UNITED STATES

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

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