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Galaxy S III sales breach 10 million, satisfy Samsung executives

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Wondering if Samsung's new flagship has hit its sales goal yet? Breathe out -- it did. According to Yonhap, Shin Jong-kyun, head of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division, told reporters the firm has moved more than 10 million Samsung Galaxy S IIIs since its unveiling. Jong-kyun wasn't...
Galaxy S III sales breach 10 million, satisfy Samsung executives

Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

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Last week we noted that Apple had put up a rather petulant non-apology apology in response to the UK court order requiring it to advertise to the world that Samsung didn't copy Apple in making its devices. Many people wondered how the court would react to Apple's attempt... and the...
Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

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An increase in reported attacks on computer systems that control critical infrastructure, factories and databases has prompted a new interest in cybersecurity on Capitol Hill, reports Michael S. Schmidt in Wednesday's New York Times. Lawmakers are being prodded by the Obama administration to advance legislation that could require new standards...
New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

Experts Scratching Their Heads At House Judiciary's Awful CFAA Reform Proposal

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On Monday, we broke the news of the House Judiciary Committee circulating a terrible bill that would make the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) much worse, rather than better. It would expand definitions and make it even easier for the Justice Department to go after people for harmless activity....
Experts Scratching Their Heads At House Judiciary's Awful CFAA Reform Proposal

Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete

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It looks like former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci's new position with Lenovo has landed him in a spot of legal trouble — Acer is reportedly suing Lanci for breaching his non-compete clause. Lanci left Acer in March of 2011 after several quarters of poor performance and a disagreement with...
Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete

Nokia granted preliminary injunction against HTC in the Netherlands over high-amplitude mics

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Don't worry, this time it's not a patent issue. However, it is more bad news for HTC's oft-delayed One. Nokia has been granted an injunction by the Amsterdam district court, concerning the technology used by HTC in its current flagship. You might recall the pair of high-amplitude mics housed...
Nokia granted preliminary injunction against HTC in the Netherlands over high-amplitude mics

Crooks steal security firm's crypto key, use it to sign malware

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christinabean Hackers broke into the network of security firm Bit9 and used one of its cryptographic certificates to infect at least three of its customers with digitally signed malware, the company said on Friday afternoon. The compromise is striking because Bit9's "application whitelisting" approach allows virtually all digitally signed...
Crooks steal security firm's crypto key, use it to sign malware

Google facing record $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy

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The FTC is set to hand Google a record $22.5 million fine for bypassing the privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, reports the Wall Street Journal. The search and mobile giant is said to be close to settling the matter, although the deal still needs to be ratified by the...
Google facing record $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy

Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

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Already in the spotlight over concerns that its iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from a device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text, LinkedIn user accounts are now said to have been compromised, with 6.5 million hashes or encrypted passwords reportedly leaked. Norweigan...
Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

Privacy On The Internet Is Misunderstood

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With the recent Facebook announcements, the Google Buzz launch debacle and the Blippy credit card mess, Privacy is being constantly talked about. If you look at those three events, we have three very different definitions of privacy. Blippy’s issue was thankfully limited to a handful of credit card numbers. However,...
Privacy On The Internet Is Misunderstood

Hey Global Payments, where's the apology?

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The company was all about reassurances that the problem was contained, but lacked any real contrition for allowing the breach in the first place. [Read more]...
Hey Global Payments, where's the apology?

HTC Delays Evo 4G LTE Launch as U.S. Customs Investigates Shipments for Breach of Apple Patent

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Last December, Apple won a U.S. International Trade Commission case against HTC, with the agency ruling that several of HTC's handsets infringed upon a pair of Apple-held patents. The agency's ruling included a ban on the import of infringing devices beginning in April, although HTC quickly responded to say that...
HTC Delays Evo 4G LTE Launch as U.S. Customs Investigates Shipments for Breach of Apple Patent

Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation

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We knew that Google would likely be facing fines in the FTC’s investigation into its method of bypassing Apple’s default iOS Safari browser settings. Last month reports claimed the FTC would make a decision on the fines within 30 days. Today Reuters reported sources close to the situation have confirmed...
Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation
A quarter of a million Social Security numbers and other personal data exposed in Utah Medicaid hack

Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

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Alan Cleaver Hackers penetrated network servers belonging to Opera Software, stole at least one digital certificate, and then used it to distribute malware that incorrectly appeared to be published by the browser maker. The attack was uncovered, halted, and contained on June 19, according to a short advisory that Opera...
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

The Circuit: Do not track, eHarmony hit by breach, big data

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Do Not Track: Since announcing that it will include a do not tack mechanism by default in Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has been the target of criticism from advertisers who say the feature will harm their business. Read full article >>...
The Circuit: Do not track, eHarmony hit by breach, big data

Leaked Apple device IDs not stolen from FBI, but Florida app maker

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Hacker collective Anonymous may not have been truthful about the source of the Apple device identifiers it posted on the web last week. (Shocking, right?) The group claimed the 1 million unique device identifiers (UDIDs) tied to Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods it made public were taken from an FBI...
Leaked Apple device IDs not stolen from FBI, but Florida app maker

FBI: "No Evidence" Apple Device UDIDs Were Leaked From Our Laptop

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Earlier today, hackers at AntiSec claimed that they had got their hands on a database containing around 12 million UDID numbers from iPads and iPhones from an FBI employee-owned computer, a breach my colleague Sarah Perez described the significance behind and possible ramifications of in a post earlier today. Now, however, the...
FBI: "No Evidence" Apple Device UDIDs Were Leaked From Our Laptop

VeriSign, maintainter of net's DNS, warns it was repeatedly hacked

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VeriSign, the company that manages a key internet database for routing traffic to websites and email addresses, exposed private information after being hacked on multiple occasions in 2010, the company quietly disclosed late last year. While executives with the Reston, Virginia company said they don't believe servers that maintain...
VeriSign, maintainter of net's DNS, warns it was repeatedly hacked
UK court slaps Apple for mocking Samsung in its mandatory online 'apology'

How Hackers Can Be Good For Business

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For hackers who are just trying to help, the Dutch government has a new system to report holes. Noting that responsible hacking is "a good contribution" to increasing security in software and other technology, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice set forth guidelines for hackers who spot security...
How Hackers Can Be Good For Business
UK watchdog orders city council to stop recording taxi conversations

Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach

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Apple has begun adding a new field to its in-app purchase receipts entitled ‘unique_identifier’. The addition of the field was reported by Macrumors, but contrary to its article, it does not appear to contain a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), something that Apple has been instructing developers to move away from....
Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach
Google facing more privacy litigation, according to WSJ

Apple asks EU regulators to step in on Motorola patent dispute

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Apple already asked the European Telecommunications Standards Institute for more transparency on FRAND licensing, and now it's seeking a full-blown intervention. Motorola Mobility claims it received a letter on Friday from the European Commission advising there has been a complaint against it from Apple. The letter also stated that...
Apple asks EU regulators to step in on Motorola patent dispute

Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

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Yahoo Japan, the country's largest Web portal, said up to 22 million user IDs may have been leaked during a hack that was discovered last week.The company emphasized that the IDs are already public information, and no passwords or other private data were affected. Yahoo Japan IDs are used...
Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

Here's Everything We Know About IFA, The iPhone Tracking Technology In Apple's iOS 6 (AAPL)

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Apple consumers are a dedicated bunch, but how do they feel about advertisers tracking their every move while using their beloved iPhones and iPads? Although Apple allows users to limit ad tracking within its new operating system, iOS 6 -- here's an easy how-to -- we still don't know a...
Here's Everything We Know About IFA, The iPhone Tracking Technology In Apple's iOS 6 (AAPL)

Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps

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(Photo: Craigslist) When last we heard from Craigslist, they were filing suit against a scrappy little startup called PadMapper and yanking their listings from Google to keep PadMapper from aggregating them. It was kind of a dick move. But at least now we have a motive! Craigslist is apparently working...
Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps

When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate

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We hear over and over again from traditional reporters how we need to "protect" newspapers and how, as newspapers fail, no one can step in and replace them -- especially not "new media" like blogs. In fact, we're told how newspapers are "trustworthy," but blogs are "amateurish" and prone to...
When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate
‘Anonymous’ hackers leak Norton AntiVirus source code
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