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Asia markets plunge amid recession fears

Asian stock markets plummeted on Friday following carnage in the US and European markets amid fears the world was heading towards another financial crisis. Already-fragile investor confidence was hammered by more weak US economic data and a warning from the head of the European Commission that the eurozone debt crisis…

Sony wins ‘Most Epic Fail’ at ‘Pwnie’ hacking awards

LAS VEGAS — Japanese entertainment titan Sony had the dubious honor of winning a “Most Epic Fail” award Thursday at a prestigious Black Hat gathering of computer security professions in Las Vegas. Sony and hacked computer security powerhouse RSA were mockingly honored with Pwnies, annual awards named in a reference…

‘N00ter’ software detects network neutrality violations

LAS VEGAS — Computer security star Dan Kaminsky has revealed plans to release software that will track whether Internet service providers are favoring some websites or content over others. Kaminsky crafted his free “N00ter” software to expose whether Internet service providers (ISPs) are being honest with customers when it comes…

US stocks plunge, Dow falls more than 500 points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 4.3 percent Thursday, its worst one-day drop in more than two years, as global markets melted down over fears of another world economic downturn. The Dow was down 512.76 points to 11,383.68; the broader S&P 500 lost 4.8 percent to 1,200.07, while the tech-heavy…

U.S. markets plunge; Dow loses 500 points

Update: Just minutes from the closing bell, the Dow was down about 500 points. US stock markets plunged Thursday, as worries over global growth grew following a rout in Europe’s markets driven by sovereign debt fears and more poor US data pointing to the economy stalling. At 1600 GMT the…

DHS calls Anonymous hackers untalented ‘script kiddies,’ warns of future attacks

A Department of Homeland Security threat assessment released publicly this week labels hackers with the online protest group “Anonymous” as possessing only “rudimentary” hacking skills, calling them “script kiddies” who use exploits created by others to break into secured systems. However, the department warns that a more talented faction of…

Microsoft offers big money prize for foiling hackers

LAS VEGAS — Microsoft on Wednesday kicked off a contest aimed at turning the tables on hackers by offering big money prizes for innovative tactics to foil cyber attacks. The US software titan launched the premier BlueHat Prize competition at a major Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas.…

U.S. indirectly supplies guns that fuel Somalian conflict

By Robert Johnson In its fight against al Qaeda in Somalia, the U.S. is sending hundreds of millions dollars in weapons to Ugandan soldiers, who are selling the arms to the men they’re fighting. A new report by the United Nations and picked up by Somalia Report lays out how the $500…

U.S. private sector job growth slows in July

WASHINGTON — The US private sector hiring slowed in July, a private survey showed Wednesday, as the economy slowed and uncertainty rose from the political battle over raising the country’s debt ceiling. Payrolls firm ADP said a net 114,000 jobs were created by private, non-farm businesses, compared to 145,000 in…

South Korea fines Apple $2,855 over location data

SEOUL (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s South Korean unit has been fined 3 million won ($2,855) by the country’s communications regulator after the iPhone and iPad maker collected location data from users without proper authorization. The fine, though small, marks the first time Apple has been punished by a regulator over…

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