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Nokia declares war in U.S. smartphone market

LAS VEGAS — Nokia declared war in the US smartphone market with a Microsoft-powered handset tailored to take on Apple iPhones and Google-backed Android devices. Microsoft chief executive Steven Ballmer joined Nokia boss Stephen Elop to reveal the Finland-based mobile phone titan’s plans to hit the US market in coming…

Eric Boehlert calls out media for failing to cover SOPA

Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert appeared Monday on The Young Turks to discuss the fact that the highly controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was absent from mainstream television news coverage. Major media outlets, including ABC, CBS, Comcast/NBC, Viacom, News Corporation and Time Warner, support the legislation. It would allow authorities…

China’s Huawei unveils world’s slimmest smartphone

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, seeking to expand its presence in the United States and Europe, unveiled the world’s slimmest smartphone on Monday. At 0.26 inches (6.68 millimeters), the Ascend P1S is thinner than the width of a pencil. Apple’s latest iPhone, the 4S, by comparison, has a thickness of 0.37 inches (9.3…

Olympus sues current and past executives

Scandal-hit Olympus is suing some 20 current and former executives for damages over a massive investment loss cover up at the Japanese firm, reports said Monday. The law suits filed Sunday named ex-president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, pegged as playing a major role in the embarrassing affair, and his successor Shuichi Takayama, the Yomiuri Shimbun said,…

Email passwords of U.S., British officials posted online: report

Email addresses and passwords belonging to British, US and NATO officials were posted online following the hacking of a US intelligence analysis firm over Christmas, the Guardian daily reported Monday. Online “hacktivist” group Anonymous claimed via Twitter on Christmas Day that it had stolen a trove of emails and credit…

Acer unveils thinnest, lightest laptop ever

LAS VEGAS — Acer on Sunday unveiled the world’s thinnest laptop computer as an array of “ultrabook” rivals prepared to debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Taiwan-based computer titan will begin shipping Acer Aspire 5 models in the second quarter of this year, with…

Leaked memo suggests India sought backdoor access from mobile device firms to spy on U.S.

An internal memo from India’s Military Intelligence that hackers have posted online suggests that manufacturers of mobile devices have provided “backdoor” access to the Indian government in exchange for access to the Indian market. The manufacturers, referred to collectively in the memo as “RINOA,” include RIM, Nokia, and Apple. Indian…

Bangladeshi faces sedition charge over Facebook post

A Bangladeshi high court on Sunday ordered police to prosecute a university lecturer for sedition after he wished for the death of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook, a state prosecutor said. The same court handed Jahangirnagar University teacher Ruhul Khandakar six months in jail last week for contempt of…

Israel vows to treat hackers like other ‘terrorists’

Israel said on Saturday that it will respond to cyber-attacks in the same way it responds to violent “terrorist” acts, by striking back with force against hackers who threaten the Jewish state. The message from Deputy Foreign Minister Dany Ayalon came after a self-defined “Saudi hacker” from a cabal known…

State Department explains foreign policy to Twitter followers

The US State Department on Friday launched a new high-tech form of outreach to the international community when it took questions on foreign policy from Twitter followers in different languages. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland answered a number of tweets from followers in English as well as those arriving in…

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