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250,000 Twitter accounts compromised in sophisticated cyber attack

250,000 Twitter accounts compromised in sophisticated cyber attack

Twitter has become the latest target of a sophisticated cyber attack, with around 250,000 accounts exposed. The breach appears to be the latest in a string of attacks on news content sites that’s being blamed on Chinese hackers. In its blog, Twitter has announced that it has detected “unusual access” patterns to user’s data and one live […]

China Hacked NY Times’ Computers

China Hacked NY Times’ Computers

Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times’ computer systems over the past four months, stealing reporters’ passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of a top Chinese leader, the newspaper reported. Security experts hired to investigate and plug the breach found that the attacks used tactics […]

Google faces UK class action over secret iPhone tracking

Google faces UK class action over secret iPhone tracking

Google is embroiled in its biggest privacy battle yet in the UK over reportedly tracking users’ online habits. At least 10 UK citizens began legal action with dozens more lining up. According to media estimates up to 10 million Britons could join in. Google is accused of evading security settings on Apple’s devices and Safari’s […]

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

In an attempt to scare the public with a looming cyber attack on US infrastructure, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is once again pushing Congress to pass legislation allowing the government to have greater control over the Internet. Napolitano issued the warnings Thursday, claiming that inaction could result in a “cyber 9/11” attack that could […]

Facebook democracy: Israelis ‘share’ votes with Palestinians

Facebook democracy: Israelis ‘share’ votes with Palestinians

In a move of high-tech civil disobedience, thousands of Israeli citizens are donating their right to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections to their Palestinian neighbors via Facebook. The political initiative, called Real Democracy, so far has over 1,400 followers and is allowing Israelis to “donate” their votes for the Palestinian cause, giving their second-class […]

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

A programmer at a US company outsourced his job to a Chinese contractor for a fraction of his six-figure salary. After handing over his login information, he spent his days on Facebook and perused cat videos while the Chinese firm worked in his name. ‘Bob,’ as he has been dubbed in the media, had his […]

Fox suffers cognitive dissonance over Obama’s new immigration rule

Fox suffers cognitive dissonance over Obama’s new immigration rule

This week’s news that the White House is easing the process for illegal immigrants to become lawful US residents might seem simple enough, but Fox News has managed to spin it more way than one. News Corp’s Fox News enterprise didn’t shy away from this week’s story involving the new US Department of Homeland Security […]

Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

China’s rapidly-expanding rival to GPS, called BeiDou, has become available to customers across Asia-Pacific for the first time. It aims to claim a fifth of the satellite services market in the region in just three years. Previously, the satellite constellation was only used by the country’s military and government services. Now, it is being commercialized. […]

RT recalls 2012: Assange’s ordeal

RT recalls 2012: Assange’s ordeal

In 2012 Julian Assange was fighting against extradition in the UK courts. He lost and ended up in the Ecuadorian embassy: granted asylum, but unable to leave. Yet he managed to host his own show on RT, write a book and talk about freedom of speech. Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on August […]