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Twitter CEO says new policy is for transparency: report

(Reuters) – Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo said the company’s recently announced online content policy was meant to be a transparent way to handle government requests for the removal of certain content and did not mean it is actively monitoring Tweets, the Wall Street Journal reported. Twitter had said last week it would begin restricting Tweets in specific…

U.S. lawmakers seek Google answers on privacy

WASHINGTON — Two US lawmakers have asked Google chief Larry Page to brief congress on changes to the Internet search giant’s privacy policies, citing concerns about collection and sharing of personal data. Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack and Democratic Representative G.K. Butterfield, the top members of the House Subcommittee on…

‘Embarrassingly simple’ hack could leave up to 100 million credit cards exposed

As many as 100 million credit cards in active use today contain a technology that can be tricked into exposing the users’ account to fraudulent transactions, according to a hacker who demonstrated the exploit on stage this past weekend at a conference in Washington, D.C. Speaking at the Shmoocon hacker…

Electronics giant Philips posts 2011 losses

The Dutch global electronics giant Philips on Monday posted a 1.3 billion euro loss for 2011, and forecast a “cautious year” ahead as a result of world-wide economic uncertainty. The company, which had posted a net income of 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 billion) a year before, blamed the poor performance on writedowns and…

Pirate Party organizing lawsuit against FBI for MegaUpload seizure

Pirate Parties around the world are planning on organizing a lawsuit against the FBI over the seizure of the popular file sharing website MegaUpload.com, according to TorrentFreak. MegaUpload, which had more than 150 million registered users, was shut down by the FBI on January 19 because of alleged copyright infringement.…

Ron Paul seeks to unmask YouTube user who uploaded offensive Huntsman ad

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Citizen and the American Civil Liberties Union have told a federal district court that the presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) should not be able to unmask an anonymous YouTube user who uploaded an offensive video attacking Jon Huntsman. The amateur-looking video, titled “Jon…

‘Anonymous’ attacks Mexico’s government websites to protest copyright law

The shadowy online hackers group Anonymous blocked access to the websites of the Mexican Senate and the Interior Ministry Friday to protest a proposed law to fine people who violate copyright online. The proposal, from conservative senator Federico Doring, is widely seen as the Mexican version of SOPA — the…

Apple CEO insists, ‘We care about every worker’

WASHINGTON — Apple chief executive Tim Cook has responded to media reports alleging harsh working conditions in China for manufacturing employees of the popular gadget-maker. Cook, who took over as chief executive from Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, addressed the reports of long hours and occasionally unsafe conditions in an…

Freelance sperm donor comes under FDA investigation

WASHINGTON — A California man who donates his sperm for free to couples who want to have a baby is being investigated by US regulators but insists he will continue his efforts as a matter of goodwill. Trent Arsenault, 36, first attracted scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration…

FBI seeking social media monitoring tool

WASHINGTON — The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a tool to mine social media for intelligence tips. The US domestic law enforcement agency is asking information technology contractors about the feasibility of building a tool that would “enhance its techniques for collecting and sharing ‘open source’ actionable…

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