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Internet traffic to quadruple by 2015: Cisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Global online traffic will quadruple by 2015 as the number of gadgets linked to the Internet climbs to 15 billion, according to a forecast by networking colossus Cisco. Cisco’s fifth annual Visual Networking Index Forecast, released Wednesday, predicted that nearly three billion people, more than 40 percent…

Google says Gmail accounts hacked, likely from Chinese sources

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Suspected Chinese hackers tried to steal the passwords of hundreds of Google email account holders, including those of senior U.S. government officials, Chinese activists and journalists, the Internet company said. The claim by the world’s largest Web search engine sparked an angry response from Beijing, which…

Chinese hackers targeting U.S. Gmail accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — Google said Wednesday that a cyber spying campaign originating in China had targeted Gmail accounts of senior US officials, military personnel, journalists and Chinese political activists. “We recently uncovered a campaign to collect user passwords, likely through phishing,” Google security team engineering director Eric Grosse said in…

Twitter launching photo-sharing service

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — Twitter said Wednesday that it is adding a photo-sharing option for its users, a move that could deal a blow to existing services such as Twitpic and yfrog. Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo also announced at the All Things Digital technology conference here that the…

Fear the ‘twin Bells’: Petitions seek to halt AT&T takeover of T-Mobile

Mobile phone carrier Sprint and an Internet advocacy group filed petitions this week with federal regulators seeking to halt AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of competitor T-Mobile. “The merger would remove one competitor from the already consolidated mobile market, leaving Verizon and Sprint as the only other major competitors,” the Electronic…

Warner Bros unveils Hobbit film names, release dates

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – US film giant Warner Bros has revealed the titles of the two long-delayed upcoming “The Hobbit” movies, prequels to the Tolkien epic “Lord of the Rings” by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is due to be released in December 2012, while “The…

Toyota eyes Japan output at 90% of pre-quake level

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese auto giant Toyota said Wednesday its domestic output would return to about 90 percent of pre-quake levels in June thanks to a faster-than-expected recovery of parts supplies. The forecast, more positive than a previous estimate of 70 percent production levels, will be a huge improvement on…

Industry group disputes claim cell phones cause cancer

WASHINGTON — A global wireless industry group Thursday disputed the significance of a report released by a UN health organization citing a potential cancer link from use of mobile phones. CTIA-The Wireless Association said the UN agency “conducts numerous reviews and in the past has given the same score to,…

One percent holds 39 percent of global wealth

WASHINGTON — Around one percent of households have 39 percent of the globe’s wealth according to a study published Tuesday, pointing to increased inequalities in the wake of the global downturn. The number of millionaire households across the globe increased 12 percent in 2010, according to The Boston Consulting Group…

New York state sues feds over fracking study

New York state has filed a lawsuit alleging that regulators did not fully conduct an environmental impact study on the Delaware River Basin before authorizing energy companies to begin drilling for gas using a technique called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Fracking involves injecting a mixture of water and chemicals deep…

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