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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…

Sony shares tumble to two-year low over latest cyber attack

TOKYO (AFP) – 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…

China denies cyber attack on Gmail accounts

SINGAPORE — China’s defence minister on Sunday denied that Beijing was behind Internet attacks on foreign targets and echoed US-British calls for international talks to toughen up cyber-security. “It is hard to attribute the real source of attacks and we need to work together to make sure that this security…

Boeing says it is under ‘continuous’ cyber attack

SINGAPORE (AFP) – US aerospace giant Boeing is under “continuous” cyber attack but there has been no breach of its databases, a senior executive said. The admission by Dennis Muilenburg, the chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, comes as Japanese electronics giant Sony recovers from a series of…

Sony network hacked again, user data posted

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hackers broke into Sony Corp’s computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant’s systems, the latest of several security breaches undermining confidence in the company. LulzSec, a group that claims attacks on U.S. PBS…

Japanese firm develops ‘sun-chasing’ solar panels

TOKYO (AFP) – A new Japanese solar power device can generate twice the electricity of current models thanks to moving mirrors that follow the sun throughout the day, according to its developers. Smart Solar International, a Tokyo start-up that also has an office in California, will start producing the system…

U.S. seals deal to sell Chrysler stake

WASHINGTON — The US Treasury has said it reached an agreement to sell the government’s stake in Chrysler Group for an estimated $560 million to Italian automaker Fiat. With the deal, the Treasury “will have fully exited” its investment in Chrysler under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). “As Treasury…

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