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Fri, Aug 28 2015

Ashley Madison parent CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack

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TORONTO - The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault. | Video

Tech, Cybersecurity 28 Aug 2015

Exclusive: Russia's Kaspersky threatened to 'rub out' rival, email shows

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SAN FRANCISCO - In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world's top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG Technologies N.V. by "rubbing them out in the outhouse," one of several previously undisclosed emails shows.

28 Aug 2015

U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection

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WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns.

U.S., Tech 28 Aug 2015

Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

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SAN FRANCISCO - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars.

28 Aug 2015

U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement

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NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.

To regulate or not to regulate? EU to launch study on Uber

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, Brussels - - The European Commission will launch a study in September of the ride-hailing app Uber in an effort to settle legal disputes that have pitched the U.S. start-up against conventional taxis across Europe, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack

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TORONTO - The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers as part of their assault on the company in recent weeks.

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Facebook must obey German law even if free speech curtailed: minister

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BERLIN - Facebook will have to abide by German laws banning racist sentiment even if it might be allowed in the United States under freedom of speech, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with Reuters.

Tech, Facebook 28 Aug 2015

Investors still in the dark as cyber threat grows

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LONDON/BOSTON - Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem.

Tech, Money, Cybersecurity, Davos 28 Aug 2015

Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems packed with sensors flexible enough to be worn by soldiers or molded onto the skin of a plane.

Tech, Science 28 Aug 2015