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Topface dating site paid hacker to not sell stolen data

Topface dating site paid hacker to not sell stolen data

Written by on February 3, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) – Topface, one of the world’s largest dating websites, said it has paid a hacker an undisclosed sum to stop trying to sell about 20 million email addresses stolen from the Russian company. Topface Chief Executive Dmitry Filatov said the company located the hacker, who had published ads to sell the data but […]

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BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software

BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software

Written by on February 2, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German luxury carmaker BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles, it said on Friday. BMW said officials at German motorist association ADAC had identified the problem, which affected cars equipped with the company’s ConnectedDrive […]

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Telefonica to cut investment after anti-trust proposal

Telefonica to cut investment after anti-trust proposal

Written by on February 2, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

MADRID (Reuters) – Telefonica has decided to reduce its planned investment in its fibre optic network after Spain’s anti-trust body said it was looking at obliging it open up the network to its rivals. Telefonica currently holds around 85 percent of Spain’s fibre optic network, which it is using to offer bundled packages of super […]

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Revenge porn website ‘censured’

Revenge porn website ‘censured’

Written by on January 30, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The owner of a “revenge porn site,” IsAnybodyDown.com, has agreed to not publish any nude pictures without the consent of the subject and to destroy his collection, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. Craig Brittain, who opened his website in 2011 and closed it in 2013 after a blast of publicity, […]

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EU enlisting Internet firms in fight against militants

EU enlisting Internet firms in fight against militants

Written by on January 30, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

RIGA (Reuters) – The European Union needs to bring Internet companies fully on board in its fight against home-grown militant Islamists, the bloc’s interior ministers said on Thursday. EU member states are increasingly worried about young European Muslims heading to Middle East war zones and returning radicalised and ready to stage attacks at home. Three […]

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Chinese demand source code to implement cybersecurity

Chinese demand source code to implement cybersecurity

Written by on January 29, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – U.S. business lobbies have called for ‘urgent discussions’ with the Chinese government over new cybersecurity regulations that would force technology vendors to Chinese banks to hand over secret source code and adopt Chinese encryption algorithms. Cybersecurity has been a significant irritant in U.S.-China ties, with both sides trading accusations of abuses. In a […]

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Net neutrality rules to extend to interconnection as well

Net neutrality rules to extend to interconnection as well

Written by on January 29, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New U.S. ‘net neutrality’ rules are expected to regulate for the first time deals in which content companies such as Netflix Inc pay broadband providers to connect with their networks for smooth downloads, according to people familiar with the plan. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler next week will reveal the latest […]

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Facebook takes blame for outages, denies hackers involved

Facebook takes blame for outages, denies hackers involved

Written by on January 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Access to Facebook, the world’s largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, was blocked around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday, which the company said later was due to an internal fault and not an outside attack. The outage at Facebook, which started around 0600 GMT, appeared to […]

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Spying program leaked by Snowden linked to many countries

Spying program leaked by Snowden linked to many countries

Written by on January 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly leaked the source code for the program. On Tuesday, researchers at security software firm Kaspersky […]

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Telecom network spending seen rising this year amid 4G boom

Telecom network spending seen rising this year amid 4G boom

Written by on January 27, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Europe’s telecoms equipment makers look set for an unpredictable year because of consolidation among their operator customers and a slowdown of buildouts of faster mobile networks, known as 4G, in the United States and China. Nevertheless, overall spending on mobile and fixed networks is expected to grow for a second consecutive year, […]

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