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Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager 12/19/2014 09:59 AM
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.
Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film 12/19/2014 06:59 PM
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story 12/19/2014 07:05 AM
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Millions deleted in Instagram purge Millions deleted in Instagram purge 12/19/2014 04:30 AM
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.
Nasa emails spanner into space Nasa emails spanner into space 12/19/2014 03:56 AM
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
Blackberry in revenue slide Blackberry in revenue slide 12/19/2014 01:57 PM
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
'Slenderman' accused to stand trial 'Slenderman' accused to stand trial 12/18/2014 02:46 PM
Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack 12/18/2014 04:59 AM
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.
Net overseers hit by phishing attack Net overseers hit by phishing attack 12/18/2014 09:47 AM
Hackers have managed to penetrate the internal network used by the organisation that oversees the net's addressing system.
Windows browser choice system ends Windows browser choice system ends 12/18/2014 06:09 AM
A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years

CNN


Reborn Kepler spacecraft discovers another planet Reborn Kepler spacecraft discovers another planet 12/19/2014 10:34 AM
Kepler is still on the beat.
You can buy a Sony-style hack You can buy a Sony-style hack 12/19/2014 06:39 PM
The next Sony-style hack is for sale. CNN's Laurie Segall reports how hackers can make big money offering hack services.
The 'Serial' podcast: By the numbers The 'Serial' podcast: By the numbers 12/18/2014 08:00 AM
The podcast "Serial" is wrapping up its first season on Thursday as a bona fide success.
Will we give up privacy without a fight? Will we give up privacy without a fight? 12/18/2014 11:39 AM
What kind of privacy will you have 10 years from now?
NASA sees your Christmas lights NASA sees your Christmas lights 12/19/2014 08:47 AM
NASA says lights in suburban areas of the U.S. can be up to 50 percent brighter during the holidays.
Adorable dog gets 3-D printed legs Adorable dog gets 3-D printed legs 12/19/2014 07:06 AM
Check out adorable pup's new 3-D printed legs! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the Blade Runner of dogs.
10 global start-ups to watch in 2015 10 global start-ups to watch in 2015 12/17/2014 12:40 PM
At the end of another turbulent year for business as usual, the march of the disruptors shows no sign of abating. Big data analytics, the sharing economy, and virtual reality are just some of the transformational trends that have been causing sleepless nights for CEOs.
What you really Googled in 2014 What you really Googled in 2014 12/17/2014 08:35 AM
In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.
YouTube's top 2014 video was... YouTube's top 2014 video was... 12/16/2014 09:12 AM
Mutant horrors, singers and kissing strangers had a big year on YouTube.
Sydney gunman's final posts Sydney gunman's final posts 12/16/2014 09:30 AM
CNNMoney reconstructs Man Haron Monis' digital footprints, including pages that were removed. Laurie Segall reports.

Associated Press


Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response 12/19/2014 09:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government....
Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice' Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice' 12/19/2014 06:46 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release....
5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack 5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack 12/19/2014 02:56 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is by sending fake emails with malicious links to employee inboxes. Here are five simple steps to make your email more secure and limit the harm a hacker can have:...
Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward 12/19/2014 02:50 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea....
Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games 12/19/2014 01:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands....
Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options 12/19/2014 08:37 AM
ATLANTA (AP) -- What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke....
Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit,  revenue down Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down 12/19/2014 08:30 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates....
Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping 12/19/2014 11:14 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem....
Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies 12/19/2014 04:43 AM
BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger....
2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision 12/19/2014 05:24 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed....

Courier Mail


The best last minute tech gift ideas The best last minute tech gift ideas 12/19/2014 10:26 PM
ONE week left until Christmas and you’re completely lost with what to buy? Don’t worry, grab a gadget off this list and everyone will be happy.
The year in just five words The year in just five words 12/19/2014 09:23 PM
THIS is 2014 in five words — and it doesn’t look pretty. After Ebola, beheadings, police violence, and the Malaysia Airlines disasters, we just want it to be over.
Lessons of Sony hacking fiasco Lessons of Sony hacking fiasco 12/19/2014 06:00 AM
THE Hollywood horror story of the Sony hacking fiasco has lessons for every corporation: nobody is safe.
Space as you’ve never seen it before Space as you’ve never seen it before 12/19/2014 12:49 AM
IT’S ENOUGH to send space nuts into outer space in excitement. But new images of compact galaxy groups have been snapped, revealing space as we’ve never seen it before.
What it’s really like to ‘body swap’ What it’s really like to ‘body swap’ 12/18/2014 10:06 PM
HAVE you ever wondered what it’d be like to have someone else’s life? Well this awesome futuristic virtual-reality exercise is opening up a whole new world of possibilities.
Everything we know from the Sony leaks Everything we know from the Sony leaks 12/18/2014 09:13 PM
ONE star is a brat, another is exactly like you think he is and two get paid way less than their co-star. Here’s everything you need to know about the massive Sony hack.
Aussie buys world’s fastest car Aussie buys world’s fastest car 12/18/2014 07:37 PM
THE world’s fastest car — the Bugatti Veyron, which has a top speed of 431km/h, almost twice the speed that planes take off — has been sold to a mystery buyer in Australia.
When you lose weight, where does it go? When you lose weight, where does it go? 12/18/2014 06:58 PM
DO YOU know where your body fat actually goes when you shed the kilos? Don’t worry, it turns out most doctors don’t know either. Here’s the fascinating truth.
What we watch most on our gadgets What we watch most on our gadgets 12/18/2014 05:00 PM
DESPITE all the various entertainment devices available for our viewing pleasure, the latest study shows Australians still favour the trusty TV.
Is this the angriest cat of all time? Is this the angriest cat of all time? 12/18/2014 03:46 PM
AND you thought Grumpy cat was angry. This stray moggy wedged itself under the bonnet of a car and was far from happy at being yanked out by firemen.
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