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Published: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:02:43 GMT

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Microsoft defends opening Hotmail account of blogger in espionage case

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:47:04 GMT

Company says it cracked open the Hotmail account of an unnamed blogger involved in a Windows 8 espionage case in part because he was selling Windows Server activation keys.


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Syria's Internet goes dark for several hours

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:25:46 GMT

In a he-said she-said scenario, it's unclear who or what is responsible for the sustained blackout.


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Symantec fires CEO Steve Bennett

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:07:37 GMT

Board member Michael Brown will serve as interim CEO while maker of Norton antivirus software hunts for its second chief executive in two years.


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Microsoft sniffed blogger's Hotmail account to trace leak

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:28:16 GMT

The company's legal department determined that it had the right to go through a private e-mail account, citing a leak of proprietary Microsoft code.


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Microsoft sniffed private Hotmail account to trace trade secret leak

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:28:16 GMT

Company's legal department determined it had the right to go through private email account, citing leak of proprietary Microsoft code.


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IBM's new services zero in on fraud, financial crime

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:31:17 GMT

The tech giant announces the creation of services to help corporations use big data in the battle against white-collar crime.


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Despite assault on privacy, Page sees value in online openness

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:00:09 GMT

While criticizing US surveillance activities as a threat to democracy, Google's CEO says more sharing could also save hundreds of thousands of lives.


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Hackers transform EA Web page into Apple ID phishing scheme

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:21:06 GMT

One of the game maker's servers is breached -- allowing hackers to create a phony Apple log-in screen that prompts users for personal information. EA says it now has the situation under control.


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NSA top lawyer says tech giants knew about data collection

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:57:10 GMT

Nevermind the vociferous denials from tech titans like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. They knew the government was collecting their user data, the NSA's general counsel says.


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Microsoft touts study showing the cost of pirated software

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:55:30 GMT

The study claims consumers will spend $25 billion, and waste a collective 1.2 billion hours, fixing problems created by malware on pirated software.


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Microsoft touts study showing cost of malware in pirated software

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:55:30 GMT

The study claims consumers will spend $25 billion on pirated software and associated software fixes and waste a collective 1.2 billion hours this year dealing with issues related to that software.


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How to spy on your lover, the smartphone way

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:24:27 GMT

A company called mSpy now can convey to you phones preloaded with spying software that could tempt you to monitor texts, calls and, well, pretty much everything. Now that's caring.


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Mt. Gox update lets users see their Bitcoin balances

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:38:32 GMT

The company says, however, that the amounts shown on the site do not "constitute a filing of rehabilitation claims."


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Fake Malaysia Airlines links spread malware

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:12:38 GMT

Don't click that link! Viral Facebook posts with shocking video of Malaysia Airlines MH370 are a scam.


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IBM: No, we did not help NSA spy on customers

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:15:13 GMT

IBM has categorically denied any involvement with the NSA's spying spree, and insists it has never handed over client data in the name of surveillance.


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Twitter CEO heads to China to meet with officials

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:08:20 GMT

Twitter has been banned from China since 2009, but could be an extremely lucrative market for the service if the ban could be lifted.


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Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 GMT

Mobile security remains a struggle: CanSecWest calls attention to flaws in Android and BlackBerry 10, while a newly discovered encryption weakness in iOS 7 could put iPad and iPhone owners at risk.


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Ukrainian hackers claim takedown of NATO Web sites

Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:05:51 GMT

A "significant" DDoS attack targeted NATO sites but did not affect the integrity of the organization's systems, a spokesperson says.


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China censors hit popular WeChat accounts

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:33:55 GMT

Government watchdogs have scrubbed from the Web the accounts of several journalists as Beijing wraps up its annual parliament meeting.


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All hacking eyes on the prize money at CanSecWest

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 03:03:09 GMT

Nearly $4 million in prize money between Pwnium and Pwn2Own drives more attention than ever to the two hacking contests, as Google crosses the $3 million security award mark.


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