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Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBOU.S. prosecutors say a member of an Iran-based hacking group tried to extort HBO out of $6 million in digital currency by stealing unaired episodes and scripts of hit shows like "Game of Thrones"
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Meg Whitman steps down as HP Enterprise CEOMeg Whitman is stepping down as the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Students Working 11-Hour-Days to Assemble iPhones: ReportTeenage students have been working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X at Apple's main supplier in Asia, six of them tell the Financial Times . The students, ages 17 to 19, say their school has been "forc[ing]" them to work at the factory in Zhengzhou, China, that is run by...
Newser1 hour ago
Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customersAdvocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Hacker Wreaks Havoc on Sacramento Transit SiteRiders and officials of the Sacramento Regional Transit system got a surprise over the weekend when the agency's website displayed a message: “I’m sorry to modify the home page, i’m good hacker, i I just want to help you fix these vulnerability," it read in part. But as the Sacramento...
Newser2 hours ago
Fiat Chrysler and Eni cooperating on emissions reductionsThe CEOs of Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SpA and Italian energy giant ENI have agreed to jointly develop technologies to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles
The Associated Press4 hours ago
China says ex-top internet regulator under investigationChina's ruling Communist Party says the country's former top internet regulator and censor is being investigated by its anti-corruption arm
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York. The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the suit ahead of its official filing. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
After US pushback, AT&T prepares to fight for Time WarnerAT&T prepares to fight for $85 billion Time Warner deal, calling Justice decision a "radical and inexplicable departure from decades of antitrust precedent"
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for nearly 60 problem driversColorado regulators have issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber's parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company
The Associated Press1 day ago
Volvo to supply Uber with thousands of self-driving carsVolvo will supply Uber with tens of thousands of self-driving cars to help it become an operator of its own fleet of cars
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chrysler Pacifica Owners Not Thrilled When Power Just DiesMinivans aren't exactly known for inspiring fear, but that's what's happening among Chrysler Pacifica owners, with more than 50 federal complaints filed about the vehicles suddenly stalling out while in use, leading to dangerous situations in which, luckily, no one has yet been injured. Dealers are scratching their heads—the...
Newser1 day ago
Marvell Technology buying chip maker Cavium in $6B dealMarvell Technology is buying fellow chip maker Cavium in a transaction valued at about $6B
The Associated Press1 day ago
A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket lifts off carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (NASA TV via AP)
New US weather satellite launched from CaliforniaAn advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California
The Associated Press3 days ago
China Is Watching Us, or at Least Chinese Cameras AreIt may not be a household name in the US, but many Americans have surely come under the gaze of a product made by the Chinese company Hikvision. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Hikvision is the No. 2 seller of surveillance equipment in the US and is No. 1...
Newser3 days ago
Germany bans children's smart watches with listening appGerman regulators have issued a ban on certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, which they say run afoul of the country's surveillance restrictions and have been used, among other things, to listen in on classrooms
The Associated Press3 days ago
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