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Facebook refuses to run ‘Marijuana is Safer’ book advertisement

The social networking website Facebook has refused to run an advertisement for a book that compares the harms and legal status of marijuana and alcohol. The publisher of “Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?” hoped to use a Facebook ad to promote a special price…

Apple takes leap into new iCloud services

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has interrupted his medical leave to unveil a free service called iCloud that stores music, photos and other content on the Web and shares it across multiple devices. “We’re going to move the digital hub to the cloud,” the 56-year-old Jobs…

Singapore to overtake Vegas this year: US gaming head

MACAU (AFP) – Singapore is set to overtake Las Vegas as the world’s second-largest gambling hub this year, a US gaming industry head said Tuesday, as Asia cements its place as a major betting market. Singapore has emerged as Asia’s hottest new gambling destination with a revamped cityscape and billions…

LulzSec hackers hit Sony again, publish developer source code online

WASHINGTON — Hackers claimed on Monday to have staged another attack on Japanese electronics giant Sony, publishing online a file containing source code for the Sony Computer Entertainment Developer Network. The claim was made by a group of hackers known as Lulz Security, who said last week they had compromised…

Sony shares tumble after latest security hack

TOKYO – Sony’s share price fell more than three percent to a two-year low Monday after the latest online attack against the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant targeted its European subsidiary. Sony shares in Tokyo trade lost 3.14 percent to close at 2,062 yen, the lowest level since March 2009.…

Oil prices fall amid rumors of increased output

NEW YORK – Oil prices fell Monday amid worries about a faltering global economic recovery and speculation that the OPEC may raise supply. New York’s main contract, WTI light sweet crude for delivery in July, finished the trading session at $99.01 a barrel, a loss of $1.21 from Friday’s closing…

FCC complaint accuses Verizon of violating law by blocking tethering software

Verizon Wireless has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks for an apparent agreement with Google to block its customers from downloading Internet tethering software that lets users share their phone’s data connection with other devices. Reacting to reports of the restricted service, media reform group Free Press — one…

LulzSec hackers steal passwords from FBI affiliate

A group that tracks cyber crime on behalf of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) was attacked last week and all of its members’ login information was published online after hackers with the group LulzSec compromised their website. The organization, InfraGard Atlanta, is a non-profit sponsored by the FBI,…

Nintendo rebuffs attack by Lulzsec hackers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Nintendo’s U.S.-based servers were attacked several weeks ago but no consumer data was stolen, the company said on Sunday. Nintendo is the latest company to be targeted by cyber criminals in a hacking attack. In April, hackers broke into Sony Corp’s servers and exposed the personal information of…

China paper warns Google may pay price for hacking claims

BEIJING (Reuters) – Google has become a “political tool” vilifying the Chinese government, an official Beijing newspaper said on Monday, warning that the U.S. Internet giant’s statements about hacking attacks traced to China could hurt its business. The tough warning appeared in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the leading newspaper…

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