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Experts: $1 trillion cybercrime cost estimate is probably bunk

By Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan ProPublica Gen. Keith Alexander is the director of the National Security Agency and oversees U.S. Cyber Command, which means he leads the government’s effort to protect America from cyberattacks. Due to the secretive nature of his job, he maintains a relatively low profile, so…

Apple and Samsung face off in major patent case

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung debated the differences between copying and honest competition as opening arguments were held Tuesday in a huge patent trial involving the two tech giants. Harold McElhinny, a lawyer for Apple in the blockbuster patent trial under way in San Jose, California, told the jury Samsung…

France orders Google to hand over Street View data

France’s data-protection authority said Tuesday it wants Google to hand over data secretly collected from Internet users by its Street View mapping cars which it failed to delete as promised. The request came just days after a similar demand by Britain’s privacy watchdog after the US tech giant admitted it…

Online dating becoming big business in China

Revenues from China’s online dating market are forecast to top two billion yuan ($315 million) in 2014 as work-stressed Chinese struggle to find partners, a new report said Tuesday. Tens of millions of single Chinese people now use match-making websites to find partners or meet new friends, said the report…

Yahoo! number two exec quits after losing out on top spot

Yahoo! on Monday announced the departure of Ross Levinsohn, who served as interim chief executive and was seen as a favorite for the top job before the firm named Marissa Meyer to the post. Regulatory documents indicated Levinsohn would leave with an “equity award” including 67,000 restricted stock units and…

Taiwan university sues Apple over iPhone patents

Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University has filed a suit against U.S. tech giant Apple, claiming the company’s Siri intelligent assistant has infringed on two of its patents. Apple introduced the voice-activated assistant technology when launching the iPhone 4S in 2011. But Cheng Kung University in south Taiwan’s Tainan city said…

Police using ‘predictive analytics’ to prevent crimes before they happen

Crime fighters have long used brains and brawn, but now a new kind of technology known as “predictive policing” promises to make them more efficient. A growing number of law enforcement agencies, in the US and elsewhere, have been adopting software tools with predictive analytics, based on algorithms that aim…

8.7 million mobile customers hacked in South Korea

SEOUL — South Korean police have arrested two hackers who stole personal data of 8.7 million customers of the nation’s second-biggest mobile operator, the company said. KT said the hackers — formally arrested on Sunday — had stolen data such as customers’ names, phone numbers and residential registration numbers for…

Internet addiction even worries Silicon Valley

The latest trend on the internet is to step away from the internet, according to a growing band of American technology leaders and psychologists for whom the notion of the addictive power of digital gadgets is gaining sway. Although the idea of a clinical disorder of internet addiction was first…

Big money for Microsoft ‘Blue Hats’

As hackers from around the world converged on Las Vegas, Microsoft doled out a quarter million dollars in prize money to researchers who found ways to thwart attacks on its software. The winners of Microsoft’s first Blue Hat prize were unveiled at a hip club at a mobbed party complete…

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