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Volkswagen execs named in new emissions lawsuits

New York and Massachusetts filed lawsuits on Tuesday against Volkswagen that suggested that senior executives were aware early...

20 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

VW to pay $10bn in US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations told AFP on Thursday...

24 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Oracle shares sink as lawsuit alleges sales were hyped

Shares in Silicon Valley titan Oracle fell more than 4% on Thursday after a former accountant alleged in a whistle-blower lawsuit that she was pressed to exaggerate cloud-computing sales data...

3 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

US sues VW for at least $20bn over emissions cheating

The US government sued Volkswagen Monday for installing equipment on nearly 600,000 diesel cars that intentionally subverted clean-air regulations...

5 Jan 2016

IRAN

Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday...

21 Apr 2015

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

US charges filed in largest internet breach on record

WASHINGTON DC, US: US authorities have revealed charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than one billion email addresses...

11 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum

WASHINGTON DC, US: With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection - mainly using biometrics - are gaining momentum...

10 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

ISIS threatens Twitter founder

WASHINGTON DC, US: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter are now being targeted by Islamic militants for suspending certain accounts...

3 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules

WASHINGTON, US: US regulators meet Thursday to vote on rules aimed at heading off Internet "fast lanes," although it may not be the end of a years-long battle...

25 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

Obama ranks N Korea cyber capabilities as not so good

WASHINGTON, US: Iran is "good," China and Russia are "very good," but North Korea's cyber attack capabilities are actually not that great, according to an impromptu ranking by US President Barack Obama...

18 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison

WASHINGTON, US: A journalist also known as an informal spokesperson for the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday...

23 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Hyundai, Kia to pay USD100m over fuel economy suit

WASHINGTON: Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $100 million on Monday, 3 November, to settle a US government investigation into exaggerated fuel efficiency on 2012 and 2013 car models sold in the United States by the South Korean automakers.

5 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

Online dating services uses fake profiles

WASHINGTON, USA: A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.

30 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Warning of major hacking attack on the USA

WASHINGTON, USA: Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.

30 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Credit card hacking is US's top crime fear

WASHINGTON, USA: Credit card hacking is the number one crime on Americans' worry list, far above being mugged or murdered, according to a Gallup survey released this week.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Hackers targeting mobile phones for banking information

WASHINGTON, USA: Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to access bank accounts of victims and steal their money, security researchers warn.

23 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Pew says online harassment levels high in US

WASHINGTON, USA: About 40% of US internet users say they have been harassed online, and nearly three-quarters have seen this problem, according to a survey released this week.

23 Oct 2014

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