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U.S. government reveals breadth of requests for Internet records

WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used a secretive authority to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data including an individual’s complete web browsing history and records of all online purchases, a court filing released Monday shows.

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Swatch, Visa launch pay-by-wrist watch venture

ZURICH Swiss watchmaker Swatch SA, Visa Inc and Visa Europe have launched a project that lets Visa cardholders in the United States, Switzerland and Brazil make payments with Swatch's new "pay-by-the-wrist" Swatch Bellamy watch.

30 Nov 2015

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere. | Video

China, Cybersecurity 30 Nov 2015

Paysafe says current accounts safe from 2009-10 data breach

British mobile payments company Paysafe Group Plc said on Monday it was confident that the data stolen through cyber-attacks in 2009 and 2010 could not be used to access existing Neteller or Skrill customer accounts.

Cybersecurity 30 Nov 2015

U.S. states probe VTech hack, experts warn of more attacks

BOSTON/HONG KONG U.S. states said they will investigate a massive breach at digital toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd as security experts warned that hackers are likely to target similar companies that handle customer data.

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South Korea gives initial approval for first online-only banks

SEOUL South Korea's financial regulator has given preliminary approval to two consortia backed by Kakao Corp and an affiliate of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to set up the country's first online-only banks.

30 Nov 2015