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Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a dictator trying to impose censorship in the United States. | Video

Tech, Cyber Crime 4:32pm EST

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs


WATRERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.

4:23pm EST

Bitcoin promoter gets two years prison over illicit money transmissions


NEW YORK - Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road.

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million payment cards

- Office equipment supplier Staples Inc said the investigation of a data security breach showed that malware may have affected about 1.16 million payment cards.

4:21pm EST

U.S. settles lawsuit with T-Mobile U.S. over cramming


WASHINGTON - T-Mobile US has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. government over unauthorized charges placed on customers' bills, a practice known as cramming, and to pay at least $90 million in refunds and fines, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.

12:17pm EST

BlackBerry third-quarter revenue falls more than expected, shares drop


TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again.

Tech, Media 10:37am EST

Washington is limited in its response to North Korea over Sony hack


WASHINGTON/SEOUL - U.S. determination that North Korea was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. unit Sony Pictures again exposes the limited leverage that Washington has on one of the world’s most isolated and impoverished countries should it decide to respond.

Politics, Tech, North Korea 12:06pm EST

Thu, Dec 18 2014

Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android - sources


SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.

Amazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve


FRANKFURT - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labor union Verdi said on Friday.

11:53am EST

Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era


SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE - This spring, Taser International Inc won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal nearly collapsed over one issue: where the video footage would be stored.

Tech, Media 1:09am EST

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.