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Opinion: The pope's impossible mission in Mexico

Deutsche Welle - ‎17 hours ago‎
A populist demagogue, hypocratic and posing for the cameras, Francis has helped with the cover up of a pedophile Argentine priest (Father Grassi), another one in Chile... and now going to Mexico, claiming admiration for Russia and China while at the ...
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Data breach in China: 100 million records used to hack 20 million Taobao users

Naked Security - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Taobao is owned by China's online giant, Alibaba, and offers what's known as C2C, or consumer-to-consumer, retail. In the online C2C world, where you're not buying from a website, but rather through it, regular sellers succeed or fail on their history ...
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UK politicians green-light plans to record every citizen's internet history

The Verge - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... citizen's browsing history for 12 months. The committee also gave a thumbs up to the bulk retention of data, and the targeted hacking of individuals' computers, known as "equipment interference." ... Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, and Twitter ...

President Obama to revamp U.S. Cybersecurity, unveils $19 billion plan

Pc-Tablet Media - ‎1 hour ago‎
In association with Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Microsoft, President Obama is all set to launch a national cyber security awareness campaign with active participation from MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal.

Canadian Security Firm Confirms Google Removed More Than 200 Apps from Play Store

Lawyer Herald - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
... had a problem with a hacker who was able to steal data which was later used for fraud. They claim that the hacker was able to transform their mobile apps into fraudulent ones. According to iDigitalTimes, Academe Media believes the hacker was from ...

Why China Dreads a Hillary Clinton Presidency

The Diplomat - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A year later, in 2010, when Google publicly accused China of hacking into the email accounts of human rights activists and dissidents, Clinton used the incident as the basis for a sweeping speech on internet freedoms.
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`Snooper's Charter' Would Make Brits Most Spied-Upon People

Bloomberg - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Vodafone Group Plc, Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. have united in their opposition to the measure, on topics ranging from the costs of capturing and storing data on millions of people to the undermining of customer trust.
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FAA Rescinds Drone Ban Around DC

Hackaday - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Late last year, the FAA expanded a Special Flight Rule Area (SFRA) that applied to Unmanned Aerial Systems, drones, and RC airplanes around Washington DC.
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Meet the University of Waterloo dropouts living the digital dream

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Innovation is the area's forte, spurred by an alchemy of university-fuelled research, government investment, eager young minds and the presence of tech giants such as Google and BlackBerry. ... Horne co-founded Hack the North - Canada's largest ...

Why China hacks the world

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The article warned of “eight guardian warriors” - Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Qualcomm, Apple, and Google - that “have seamlessly infiltrated China.” Many of these companies would soon find new barriers to doing business in China. Banks were ...

Twitter 'leaving us in the dark' over state hacking claims, activists say

The Guardian - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The notifications are thought to be the first example of Twitter warning its users of state-sponsored attacks, yet the campaigners say the company has not released as much information as Google, who have sent similar warnings to users since 2012. After ...
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Obama launches cyber-security 'national action plan'

The Times of Israel - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Clapper said “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) devices for autonomous vehicles, household appliances and systems such as electric power grids can open up new vulnerabilities for hacking. “In the future, intelligence services might use the IoT for ...
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A new report paints an alarming picture about the kind of cybercrime you rarely hear about

Business Insider - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
For example, Flashpoint found one online marketplace on which cybercriminals were selling hacking victims' birth dates for as little as $3, for use in verifying fraudulent Google Wallet accounts. The Flashpoint report portrays an online criminal ...
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Google Takes Down Over 200 Apps From Play Store After Million Dollar Russian Mobile Ad Scam Uncovered - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Researchers at the advertising security firm Sentrant uncovered the scam Monday that alleges Academ Media, a mobile entertainment company, infected over 200 apps in the Google Play Store to load “invisible” ads in the background amounting to roughly ...
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U.K. Spying Law Needs More Privacy Rules, Parliament Group Says

Bloomberg - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A number of companies, including BT Group Plc, TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc, Google and Facebook Inc., have expressed concerns over the draft for its potential to undermine customers' trust and weaken encryption, allowing authorities to invade privacy.
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Bitcoin: A 21st Century Currency Explained By a Wall Street Veteran

CoinDesk - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
It has been described as a "techno tour de force" by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and as a "remarkable cryptographic achievement…that has enormous value" by Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. It was even predicted by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton ...

People, Not Tech: DepSecDef Work On 3rd Offset, JICSPOC

Breaking Defense - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
But this invisible architecture is dangerously fragile in the face of hacking, jamming, or someone simply broadcasting on the wrong frequency.
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Going out with a bang

Politico - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
“It is entirely unworkable for Google to have to make a smartphone for California and not the rest of the country,” said Lieu.
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Google licks its lips at sight of Qualcomm's 64-bit server ARM chips

The Register - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Last month, Qualcomm - which mainly designs radio modem chipsets and ARM system-on-chips for smartphones - said it was about a year away from shipping server-grade processors at volume, although prototype parts are being sampled now by unnamed hyper ...

Weekend tech reading: Six 3D printers tested, Assange 'arbitrarily detained', MIT's hack-proof RFID

TechSpot - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Why Google's artificial intelligence boss is taking over the search empire As it ballooned, Google's research group has nabbed a shocking number of computing's biggest brains.