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Facebook now has more than 100 million users from India

Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social networking company said Wednesday. The fast-expanding mobile smartphone market is driving growth in India along with better Internet coverage across the country of 1.2 billion people,…

‘Heartbleed’ bug in OpenSSL exposes millions of online passwords

BOSTON (Reuters) – A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years. The finding of the so-called “Heartbleed”…

Former Hewlett-Packard executive charged with bribery in Poland

By Adrian Krajewski and Christian Lowe WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish prosecutors alleged on Wednesday that a local executive with U.S. firm Hewlett-Packard Co. paid bribes worth over $500,000 in exchange for help winning contracts to supply computer equipment to the Polish police headquarters. Poland’s Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz said HP…

Facebook hits 100 million in India — largest population of users after the U.S.

Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social network company has said. The mobile phone market was driving growth in India along with better Internet……

In 2013, Americans used over 2.3 quadrillion more thermal units than in 2012

Americans are using more and more energy every year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Across the board, more energy of every type — everything from renewables, to fossil fuels, to……

Lobbyists behind SOPA now wooing Silicon Valley companies

Chamber Of Commerce, Main Lobbyists Behind SOPA, Suddenly Wooing Silicon Valley (via Techdirt) The US Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have a particularly good reputation among innovators for a very good reason. It’s the epitome of protecting legacy players from innovation, using backroom lobbying and dealmaking, and representing the interests of……

Tech experts warn Internet users against hackers’ new ‘Heartbleed’ bug

Computer security specialists on Tuesday raised alarm about a freshly discovered bug in online data-scrambling software that hackers can turn to their advantage. The bug dubbed “Heartbleed” in OpenSSL encryption software lets attackers illicitly retrieve passwords and other bits of information from working memory on computer servers, according to cyber-defense…

Intel cuts 1500 jobs as it eliminates operations in Costa Rica

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chipmaker Intel, struggling with a shrinking personal computer market, is shutting its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica and eliminating 1,500 jobs, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The closure of the site, which is a significant contributor to Costa Rica’s exports, falls…

Motion Picture Association of America sues defunct Megaupload website over piracy

The top US film studios have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, shut down by US authorities as part of a criminal probe of online piracy. The complaint filed Monday in a US federal court in Virginia seeks damages that could amount to hundreds of millions…

Justice Department worried about criminals using bitcoin, Eric Holder tells Congress

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department will have to be creative in order to make sure criminals do not use virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to secretly move funds, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. The scrutiny at the highest levels of the Justice Department comes…

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