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Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account using only your email address

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A new security hole has been discovered in Microsoft’s Skype that allows anyone to change your password and thus take over your account. The issue was first posted on a Russian forum two months ago and has been confirmed by The Next Web (we have not linked to any of the...
Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account using only your email address

Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source code

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A group of hackers demanded that Symantec pay $50,000 to prevent it from releasing stolen source code for several of the firm’s software titles. Symantec reportedly confirmed that it was cooperating with a sting operation while communicating via email with a group of hackers claiming ties to notorious hacktivist...
Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source code

Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

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Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted that it did take on intern students as young as 14 years old at its factories after the Taiwanese manufacturing giant published the findings of a report that followed media reports from September. A statement from Foxconn Technology Group provided to TNW confirms that some students...
Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

Foxconn admits child labor laws breached by use of underage interns

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Foxconn has admitted that it employed underage interns in breach of China's child labor laws. An internal investigation at its Yantai factory found some of the young trainees were aged 14- and 15-years old (16 being the legal minimum). In a statement received by CNET, the company advised that...
Foxconn admits child labor laws breached by use of underage interns

Former Best Buy CEO’s “Extremely Close” Relationship With Employee Leads To Boardroom Shakeup

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When former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned after announcing a dramatic restructuring of the company’s retail operations, it looked like a reaction to the company’s recent financial woes. The timing of Dunn’s resignation provided him with ample cover — his announcement coming just days after Best Buy posted disappointing...
Former Best Buy CEO’s “Extremely Close” Relationship With Employee Leads To Boardroom Shakeup

Best Buy founder / chairman steps down after investigation

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Yet more fallout in the case of Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn's sudden resignation last month. Some more light has been shed on those aforementioned "certain issues" we heard about, and now an internal investigation has led to the exit of the big box retailer's founder Richard Schulze as...
Best Buy founder / chairman steps down after investigation

Foxconn admits to hiring interns as young as 14 years old

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Foxconn on Tuesday revealed an internal investigation found the company illegally hired some underage workers as young as 14 years old, and said that immediate measures have been taken to resolve the issue....
Foxconn admits to hiring interns as young as 14 years old

Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade

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Chinese hackers are suspected of enjoying at least 10 years of unfettered access to Nortel Networks' computer system with help from seven stolen passwords, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brian Shields, a former Nortel employee of 19 years, led an internal investigation and came to the conclusion that the...
Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade

Over 60 Barnes & Noble locations victims of PIN pad tampering, customer data at risk

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Book retailer Barnes & Noble this morning revealed that 63 of its stores have been victims of PIN pad tampering, following an internal investigation of "every PIN pad in every store" (just under 700 locations). B&N calls the tampering, "a sophisticated criminal effort to steal credit card information, debit...
Over 60 Barnes & Noble locations victims of PIN pad tampering, customer data at risk
Hackers roamed Nortel's network for years without detection

How to get fired from Microsoft: Build a three-story party on the company’s dime

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If you are tasked with promoting Bing at Sundance, and you want to make a splash, what do you do? Well, if you are now-fired Eric Hadley you build a three-story party palace, replete with drinks, and celebrities. That’ll do the trick. The only problem is that that action and several...
How to get fired from Microsoft: Build a three-story party on the company’s dime
Best Buy founder and chairman Richard Schulze resigns following internal investigation

Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

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Electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said on Tuesday that students as young as 14, below the legal working age, were found employed at a company factory in China that has been said to make products for Japanese gaming firm Nintendo. Foxconn's internal investigation came after a Chinese media report...
Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

It's True! Foxconn Admits Using Minors

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Why lie? Forget a plea bargain, if there's enough evidence, you might as well admit it and hope for leniency.  That's what Foxconn, the plagued Taiwanese electronics maker, did after minors were found working in one of its factories. After the pro-labor group China Labor Watch reported children as young...
It's True! Foxconn Admits Using Minors

HP says that it overpaid for Autonomy after management lied about its finances

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HP was misled into overvaluing Autonomy when it acquired the software firm last year, the company revealed while disclosing its quarterly earnings today. As a result, it announced a non-cash impairment charge of $8.8 billion, of which it says that “more than $5 billion is linked to serious accounting improprieties,...
HP says that it overpaid for Autonomy after management lied about its finances

News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

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In light of recent scandals, it's hard not to see this as a bit of image rehabilitation, but we'll do our best to take it at face value. News Corp is bringing its 18-month-old educational division to the fore by rebranding it Amplify and teaming up with AT&T to...
News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach

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For nearly a decade, hackers enjoyed widespread access to the corporate computer network of Nortel Networks Ltd., a once-giant telecommunications firm now fallen on hard times. Using seven passwords stolen from top Nortel executives, including the chief executive, the hackers — who appeared to be working in China — penetrated...
Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach
Microsoft fires two Bing marketing executives following internal investigation
HP says it had to write off $8.8 billion in Q4 because acquired IT company lied about its books

Sheffield United suspend Connor Brown for comments made on rape case

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• Reserve team player posted tweets on the Ched Evans case• Rape charity complained to North Wales police over BrownSheffield United have suspended the reserve team player Connor Brown for posts he made on Twitter following his team-mate Ched Evans's jail sentence for rape.Brown, 19, responded to Evans's five-year prison...
Sheffield United suspend Connor Brown for comments made on rape case
Networks: Cisco Dumps Chinese Firm Over Alleged Iranian Spy Gear Sales

Samsung's report on Chinese suppliers makes for grim reading, especially between the lines

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On the face of it, Samsung's latest report on working conditions at the factories of its Chinese suppliers follows just the kind of careful, lawyer-scrutinized language we'd expect from a big multinational. It repeats the manufacturer's earlier insistence that no children have been employed, while at the same time...
Samsung's report on Chinese suppliers makes for grim reading, especially between the lines

Microsoft Fired An Exec Nicknamed 'Mr Fun' Over A 3-Story Party Palace He Created At Sundance

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Microsoft fired a marketing executive known as "Mr. Fun" because of problems with purchase orders related to a three-story party palace he created at the Sundance film festival and because he flew first class without authorization, according to Ad Age. A pr agency that represented Hadley and the party...
Microsoft Fired An Exec Nicknamed 'Mr Fun' Over A 3-Story Party Palace He Created At Sundance

Jim Chanos Gets Another Huge Score

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Hewlett Packard is getting killed right now due to weak earnings and a big charge, and that's a big score for famed short-seller, Jim Chanos. Go back to July. That's when Chanos gave a presentation at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Conference about "the ultimate value trap"...HP. Here's how...
Jim Chanos Gets Another Huge Score

So Apple did buy more than just Color Labs' engineers

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Some of the confusion surrounding the sale of Color Labs’ assets last month is clearing, thanks to a lawsuit filed against the company and its former CEO on Monday. It turns out that, contrary to reports at the time, Apple did not just “acqui-hire” Color’s engineering staff, but also picked...
So Apple did buy more than just Color Labs' engineers

Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

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Underage workers have reappeared in some of Foxconn's factories, according to a new internal investigation conducted by Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai. The company said on Tuesday that it found a number of interns younger than the legal floor of 16, but did not reveal the exact number. "We recognize...
Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

HP Has 'Extensive Evidence' Of Misconduct At Autonomy

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Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has released a statement saying it has uncovered evidence of accounting manipulation at Autonomy, and the matter has been turned over to the authorities. Here is the statement in full:  HP has initiated an intense internal investigation into a series of accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations...
HP Has 'Extensive Evidence' Of Misconduct At Autonomy

Cisco Systems ends ZTE partnership

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Chinese telecommunications firm alleged to have sold Cisco-produced products to Iranian firm, breaking US sanctionsCisco Systems has curtailed a seven-year sales partnership with ZTE Corp after an internal investigation into allegations that the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker broke US sanctions by selling Cisco networking gear to Iran.The probe followed stories...
Cisco Systems ends ZTE partnership
News Corp aims to reinvent learning with Amplify tablet and education unit
Foxconn investigation finds underage interns working at Chinese factory
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