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Sony backs U.S. cybersecurity legislation after data breach

WASHINGTON — Japan’s Sony Corp., victim of one of the largest data breaches in history, voiced support on Wednesday for cybersecurity legislation being considered by the US Congress. Tim Schaaff, president of Sony Network Entertainment International, also told a Senate panel that the level of activity on the PlayStation Network…

Sony Ericsson’s Canada site hacked: company

TOKYO (AFP) – Hackers have attacked Sony Ericsson’s Canadian eShop website, affecting 2,000 users, the latest online strike against the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant, a Sony spokesman said Wednesday. The new security breach follows a massive theft of personal data from Sony’s PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment services,…

Electronics giant Sony expects to post losses near $3.2 billion

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan’s Sony on Monday said it expected to post a $3.2 billion net loss for the fiscal year ended March, after delaying its corporate results to gauge damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The expected third-straight annual loss for Sony comes as it tries to…

Supporters credit Bradley Manning for helping spark Tunisia revolt

The Bradley Manning Support Network has released a new web video trumpeting the results the Army private achieved by allegedly leaking U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks. “The WikiLeaks revelations have given us the real truth about wars,” the video notes. WikiLeaks’ “collateral murder” video released last year showed a U.S.…

Bradley Manning activist sues feds over confiscated laptop, electronics

A computer expert and vocal supporter of Pfc. Bradley Manning has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the seizure of his laptop and other electronic equipment by federal agents. David House, 23, was returning to the U.S. on Nov. 23, 2010, after a vacation to Mexico, when all…

Bank numbers may have been stolen in Playstation breach: Sony

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Sony on Monday reported that cyber assaults on its online videogame network were broader than first thought, with intruders possibly making off with credit and debit card data. Hackers breached the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) network as well as the PlayStation Network and the Qriocity streaming…

Sony boosts security after apologizing for breach

TOKYO — Sony on Sunday apologised for a security breach that compromised millions of users, and said it could not rule out the possibility that credit card information was stolen. Sony executives bowed in apology and said the company would begin restoring its shut-down PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services…

Facebook puts six on Forbes billionaire list

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook not only made household names out of its founders thanks to the movie “The Social Network” — it has also minted the latest crop of the richest people on the planet. Six of the founders and investors behind the hot Internet startup made the annual…

‘Youth-friendly’ Oscars show gets thumbs down

HOLLYWOOD – Oscars organizers had touted this year’s show as more youth-friendly, aiming to draw younger funkier movie-goers into the time-worn Academy Award experience — but the initial reaction was skeptical. Sunday’s co-presenters James Franco and Anne Hathaway made a joke reference to the youth-chasing aim within minutes of the…

PayPal cuts service to group supporting Bradley Manning: report

Update: Hours after Courage to Resist took their case against PayPal to their website, over 10,000 people signed a petition criticizing the online payments firm for their decision. The account was reinstated a short time thereafter. “Thank you to all of our supporters – many of whom contacted PayPal individually…

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