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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
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...
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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...
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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...
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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
More Technology News 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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