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U.S. warns gas pipeline companies of cyberattacks

LG wants the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 terminated, says it breaches viewing angle patents

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When Samsung came swinging with allegations of OLED patent infringements and corporate theft, LG promptly counter-sued. Samsung then escalated by broadening its list of patent complaints, forcing LG to do what any dignified electronics brawler would have to do: file for a retaliatory injunction against the "sale, manufacture and...
LG wants the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 terminated, says it breaches viewing angle patents

Stay safeguarded in cyberspace

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Online security in the mobile and internet era is a challenge for consumers and business, but what are the risks and how can people and organisations safeguard their data? Tim Anderson reports on a roundtable debateCyber-risk is high on the corporate agenda. Last month, Sony was fined £250,000 by the...
Stay safeguarded in cyberspace

Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email

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An anonymous reader notes a long piece up at BusinessInsider.com accusing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of hacking into the email accounts of rivals and journalists. The CEO of the world's most successful social networking website was accused of at least two breaches of privacy. In a two-year investigation detailing the...
Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email

Video: LinkedIn's Bare Bones Approach to Security

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While it is not surprising that LinkedIn was hacked, security experts were surprised at how weak the company's defenses against breaches were. Nicole Perlroth and David Gillen discuss....
Video: LinkedIn's Bare Bones Approach to Security

Samsung widens China plant checks

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Samsung orders audits of its Chinese suppliers after finding working conditions breaches at one of the factories....
Samsung widens China plant checks

ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival

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AMD has taken a license for one of ARM’s core designs, a huge step for a company that has spent its entire existence as the underdog holding the only license to make chips using Intel’s x86 architecture. But in taking an ARM license, which gives AMD the ability to design...
ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival

Daily Report: Google Hastens to Show Concern for Privacy

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Google executives are realizing that penalties for privacy breaches, like those it acknowledged involving its Street View project, do matter, if only because of the reputational risks....
Daily Report: Google Hastens to Show Concern for Privacy
Tokyo Metro posters implore passengers to "please do it at home"

Now Last.fm looking into password hack. Who’s next?

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First LinkedIn, then eHarmony, and now possibly Last.fm. As the number of sites falling victim to password hackers continues to grow, the questions are flooding in: are these incidents all connected? And, perhaps more importantly, who’s next? On Thursday, the CBS-owned, London-headquartered music site told users that it was investigating...
Now Last.fm looking into password hack. Who’s next?

Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

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As we put more of our private information online and entrust it to web services, privacy breaches become almost inevitable. One major problem with online privacy is that there is really no enforceable chain of confidentiality. So when a third-party service makes your information available to another party, things can...
Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

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The Portuguese government is considering a tax on digital storage devices. This is an apparent action to try to fight copyright breaches, but it also rather looks like an attempt to gather funds in a time of economic crisis. According to a report in TechEye the legislative update is being proposed...
Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

European Court of Justice To Examine ACTA For Rights Breaches

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In an announcement this morning, EU trade chief Karel De Gucht said that following discussion with fellow Commissioners, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will be referred to the European Court of Justice. ACTA, a treaty aimed at harmonizing copyright enforcement globally, has been mired in controversy from its inception not...
European Court of Justice To Examine ACTA For Rights Breaches

Apple's AuthenTec buy already under 'investigation' for class-action suit

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Following the announcement of Apple's purchase of AuthenTec on Friday, a pair of law firms are "investigating" the security company's board of directors for possible breaches of fiduciary responsibility....
Apple's AuthenTec buy already under 'investigation' for class-action suit

Facebook loses friends in Germany over privacy breaches

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Before you've even sipped your morning brew, a regional German court has delivered yet another stern judgement affecting a multinational organization. This time it's Facebook back in the dock over the Friend Finder feature, which uploads a user's contact list to Zuckerberg's bunker without proper warning. Another offense involves the...
Facebook loses friends in Germany over privacy breaches

A Bad Week for Passwords, and One Way to Make It Better

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Shutterstock/Péter Gudella Passwords are having a very bad week. First came word that more than 6 million passwords belonging to LinkedIn users were compromised in an attack. Today the social music service Last.fm confirmed its password files have been compromised. Dating site eHarmony suffered another breach of its password...
A Bad Week for Passwords, and One Way to Make It Better

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

Doctors 'risking email privacy breaches'

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Doctors risk revealing confidential information when they try to contact patients over the internet...
Doctors 'risking email privacy breaches'

Manage Who You Follow On Twitter Easily with ManageTwitter

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Australian startup Melon Media has released what is probably the easiest tool currently available for managing twitter accounts you follow. Rather practically, if unimaginatively, called Manage Twitter the site does exactly what it promises in the page title “fast and easy unfollowing”. There are a few different variables for unfollowing: - Those...
Manage Who You Follow On Twitter Easily with ManageTwitter
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Australia’s Watchdog Alleges Apple Misled On iPad 3

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By Enda Curran Australia’s consumer watchdog Tuesday alleged that Apple Inc. made misleading claims regarding 4G capability in the promotion of its new third generation iPad product in Australia. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, said it will make an application to the Federal Court in Melbourne Wednesday...
Australia’s Watchdog Alleges Apple Misled On iPad 3

Hacktivism: Anonymous Breaches Australian ISP To Protests Data Retention

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Glyn Moody recently wrote about Australia reviving some troubling internet snooping policy, part of which includes an aggressive data retention policy for ISPs, in which they need to collect and maintain connection data from their users for up to two years. As Glyn notes, this policy mirrors what other nations...
Hacktivism: Anonymous Breaches Australian ISP To Protests Data Retention

How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

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Now that Turkey Day is finally passed, it’s time to fix yourself a Thanksgiving Sandwich and fire up the old computer to snag the latest deals on one of the fastest-growing shopping holidays around, Cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation estimates that more than half of online retailers will be...
How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

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Social media undoubtedly poses a challenge for enforcement, but the Contempt of Court Act is a sound piece of legislationIt is not always easy to balance freedom of expression with the needs of the justice system. As attorney general I see my role as defender both of press freedom and...
Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

Estonia Next In Line To Receive US 'Encouragement' To Adopt Harsher Anti-Piracy Laws

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Numerous Wikileaks cables have highlighted the pressure that the US has brought to bear on several foreign governments behind closed doors in an attempt to get the latter to pass maximalist copyright laws. But it's worth noting that plenty of arm twisting takes place openly. Here, for example, is a...
Estonia Next In Line To Receive US 'Encouragement' To Adopt Harsher Anti-Piracy Laws

Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company

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Peter Klein is all but out the door at Microsoft’s CFO, having announced his departure both internally and publicly. Klein will stay on board until his replacement is in place. Microsoft described this to TNW as a situation that will allow for a simple transition of authority. Today a SEC...
Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company

Pentagon report marks first direct accusations of Chinese cyber-espionage

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The US Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of singling out China's cyber-spying activities in its annual report. Though the government has tacitly chided such deeds before and even threatened sanctions, yesterday's document marks the DoD's first direct allegation of Chinese espionage. It said that hacks directed...
Pentagon report marks first direct accusations of Chinese cyber-espionage

Operation Tuleta: journalist arrested on suspicion of handling stolen phone

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Arrest of 30-year-old is the 14th under Tuleta, a Scotland Yard investigation which includes alleged criminal breaches of privacyA 30-year-old journalist has been arrested on suspicion of handling a stolen mobile phone, Scotland Yard has said.The man was arrested at his home in south-east London at 7.30am by officers from...
Operation Tuleta: journalist arrested on suspicion of handling stolen phone

Rampant patriotism breaches on America's right - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

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Rampant patriotism breaches on America's right - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
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