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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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GM seeks court protection from ignition lawsuits

NEW YORK, USA: General Motors (GM) plans to ask a bankruptcy court to rule that it is protected from lawsuits arising from faulty ignitions tied to 13 deaths and numerous crashes.

17 Apr 2014 07:42


GM has known about steering problems since 2011

WASHINGTON, USA: - Documents revealed this week show that General Motors' Chief Executive Mary Barra was told of steering problems on cars in 2011. The steering problem and an ignition switch problem has led to the company's recall of 2.6m cars worldwide.

16 Apr 2014 08:49


HP pays US$108m in US to settle bribery probes

WASHINGTON, USA: US computer giant Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay US$108m to settle investigations that it paid bribes to win public contracts in Russia, Poland and Mexico, officials said on Wednesday (9 April).

10 Apr 2014 09:14


US film studios sue Megaupload for piracy

WASHINGTON, USA: The top US film studios have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, shut down by US authorities as part of a criminal probe of online piracy.

9 Apr 2014 09:20


GM boss 'deeply sorry' after deadly crashes

WASHINGTON, USA: Conceding company officials knew of their cars' potentially deadly ignition switches for years, GM chief Mary Barra apologised on Tuesday (2 April) and said the car manufacturer had a "civic responsibility" to make things right.

3 Apr 2014 09:08


Cybercrime is part of online economy says study

WASHINGTON, USA: The dark world of cybercrime has evolved from one of rogue individuals to a functioning market-based economy with its ups and downs, code of conduct and "innovation".

26 Mar 2014 06:53


Google, Viacom settle YouTube copyright suit

NEW YORK, USA: - Google and Viacom announced a settlement in a long-running lawsuit claiming the Internet company's YouTube video-sharing site promoted copyright infringement.

19 Mar 2014 08:16


Senator accuses CIA of illegal search of Congress computers

WASHINGTON, USA: A senior US senator accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members who were investigating a CIA interrogation programme.

12 Mar 2014 07:54


Judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung devices

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A federal judge has rejected Apple's request to ban an array of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to have infringed patents held by the US technology company.

7 Mar 2014 07:36


Google urges court to restore YouTube anti-Islam film

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has urged a US appeals court to let it repost an anti-Islamic movie on YouTube, pending a re-hearing of the copyright case that got it removed.

3 Mar 2014 07:39


Four mistakes to avoid when buying property overseas

There comes a point when many of those who love to travel - especially those who travel frequently to the same beloved spot - begin to daydream about carving out a little piece of paradise for their very own.

By Einat Mazafi 26 Feb 2014 11:38


Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

NEW YORK, USA: Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the United States.

24 Feb 2014 07:00


US man sues Ethiopia for cyber snooping

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A lawsuit filed this week accuses Ethiopia of infecting a US man's computer with "spyware" as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government.

20 Feb 2014 06:57


Data from 35,000 AT&T customers sought by secret court

WASHINGTON, USA: AT&T said that a secretive US court ordered data be handed to it from more than 35,000 customers in six months as the telecommunications company released its first "transparency report."

20 Feb 2014 06:41


Watchdog groups fire at Facebook privacy case deal

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Children's advocacy groups rejected a US$20m deal from Facebook to settle charges that the social network violated privacy by using "likes" as endorsements for advertisements.

14 Feb 2014 08:18


Virtual protest targets US internet snooping

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google joined Internet rights activists on Tuesday, 11 February, in a virtual protest aimed at getting US law makers to reign in online snooping.

12 Feb 2014 07:51


Internet companies show secret US data requests

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Internet companies eager to regain the trust of users provided some insight into the extent of secret requests for user data made by the US government.

4 Feb 2014 09:24


Twitter gets 900 patents, ends dispute with IBM

NEW YORK, USA: Twitter has acquired more than 900 patents from computing giant IBM, ending a dispute between the two companies, a joint announcement said.

3 Feb 2014 11:04


Apple, Samsung agree to mediation in US patent battle

NEW YORK, USA: The chief executives of Apple and Samsung have agreed to attend a mediation session by mid-February to discuss their legal battle over smartphone patents according to court documents.

10 Jan 2014 05:46


NSA eyes encryption-breaking 'quantum' machine: report

WASHINGTON, US: The US National Security Agency is making strides toward building a "quantum computer" that could break nearly any kind of encryption, The Washington Post has reported.

7 Jan 2014 07:42

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