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LulzSec hackers hit Arizona law enforcement a third time

Hacker group LulzSec, or Lulz Security, barreled past Arizona law enforcement’s cyber-security for a third time this week, posting more information in its latest “Chinga La Migra” info-dump. On Friday, the LulzSec/Anonymous hacking collective posted a statement on pastebin about the hack. “For the third knockout blow against Arizona law…

U.S. automakers regain majority of domestic sales in wake of Japan quake

By Mira Oberman CHICAGO — The Detroit Three carmakers captured more than half the sales in the US market for the first time since September 2008 amid supply shortages caused by the Japanese quake, industry data showed Friday. Toyota and Honda have been hardest hit by the March 11 disaster…

Google in talks to buy Hulu

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video site Hulu has begun preliminary sales talks with about a dozen potential buyers, including Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc, according to a source familiar with the situation. Hulu’s financial advisers, Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners, set up meetings with potential buyers, and…

Federal ‘clarification’ on medical marijuana not a change in policy

A memo meant to clarify the Department of Justice (DoJ) position on how federal authorities should treat medical marijuana does not reflect any substantive change in policy from prior administrations, despite some reports to the contrary. The “clarification” was apparently needed after a prior “clarification” in 2009 gave many the…

Cyber attacks outpace global response, U.S. warns

VIENNA (Reuters) – The technical sophistication of cybercriminals is swamping the world’s ability to cope, a top U.S. official warned on Friday, demanding an accelerated cross-border campaign to combat the security threat. “Most countries don’t even have a legal framework that really governs cyber. It is such a new phenomenon in…

Disabled Japanese man begins robo-suit adventure

A disabled Japanese man on Friday embarked on an ambitious trip that will take him to a mediaeval French World Heritage site with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Seiji Uchida, 49, who lost the ability to walk in a car accident 28 years ago, said his trip to…

Sources: Geithner mulls leaving position at Treasury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is considering stepping down later this year, but will not make a decision until contentious negotiations over the U.S. debt ceiling are completed, people familiar with his thinking said on Thursday. Geithner said he would remain in his Treasury post “for the foreseeable…

Japanese scientists develop robotic exoskeleton

A disabled Japanese man on Friday embarked on an ambitious trip that will take him to a mediaeval French World Heritage site with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Seiji Uchida, 49, who lost the ability to walk in a car accident 28 years ago, said his trip to…

Banker gets 30 years in big fraud case

WASHINGTON — A banker was given 30 years in prison Thursday in the $2.9 billion mortgage industry fraud that sank Colonial Bank in the biggest US bank collapse in 2009, the Justice Department announced. Lee Bentley Farkas was sentenced to jail by a Virginia court and fined $38.5 million as…

Skype introduces video calls on Android phones

LONDON (Reuters) – Skype, which is being bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, introduced a new service on Thursday allowing users of Android phones to make free video calls to Skype contacts, including those on Apple iPhones. The company whose name became synonymous with Internet calling in the mid-2000s said its updated Android app…

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