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Samsung to disable Note 7 phones in the U.S. via software update

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that a software update for Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be released mid-December in the United States preventing them from charging and functioning as mobile phones, rendering them useless.

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Fugitive Indian tycoon Mallya cries foul over Twitter hack

MUMBAI Fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya said on Friday that his Twitter account had been penetrated by a hacking group called Legion, which posted links to what it alleged were details of Mallya's bank accounts, offshore investments and luxury cars.

Cybersecurity, Twitter 10:50am EST

ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in 'massive' cyber attack

FRANKFURT Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier this year, the German company said on Thursday.

Inmarsat switches to Arianespace for satellite launch after SpaceX delays

LONDON British satellite company Inmarsat will switch to using Arianespace from rival SpaceX to launch a new satellite to provide broadband connectivity to air passengers, it said on Thursday.

Science, Dec 08 2016

Germany sees rise in Russian propaganda, cyber attacks

BERLIN Germany's domestic intelligence agency on Thursday reported a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties.

Cybersecurity Dec 08 2016

Russian regulator says had constructive meeting with LinkedIn

MOSCOW Russia's communications regulator said on Thursday it had a constructive meeting with representatives of LinkedIn Corp., a social networking website it blocked last month over its failure to comply with a data storage law.

Dec 08 2016