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North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:25:51 GMTSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.
North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:11:24 GMTSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.
U.S. judge rejects HP settlement in Autonomy shareholder case
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:55:54 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday rejected Hewlett-Packard Co's proposed settlement of shareholder litigation involving the information technology company's botched acquisition of Autonomy Plc.
Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:52:11 GMTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.
Washington is limited in its response to North Korea over Sony hack
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:42:04 GMTWASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's threat of a "proportional" response to North Korea's hacking of Sony Pictures shows once more the limits of Washington's options as it seeks to rein in one of the world's most unpredictable and isolated countries.
Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:26:11 GMTNEW YORK (Reuters) - Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road.
Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:25:34 GMT(Reuters) - Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October.
BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:12:39 GMTWATRERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.
U.S. settles lawsuit with T-Mobile U.S. over cramming
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:17:47 GMTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. government over unauthorized charges placed on customers' bills, a practice known as cramming, and to pay at least $90 million in refunds and fines, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.
Amazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:53:59 GMTFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labor union Verdi said on Friday.
BlackBerry third-quarter revenue falls more than expected, shares drop
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:37:41 GMTTORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again.
BlackBerry closes acquisition of Germany's Secusmart
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:03:10 GMTTORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Secusmart, a privately held firm that specializes in voice and data encryption.
Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:59:19 GMTWASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response.
For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:57:56 GMTSEOUL (Reuters) - The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said.
Sony: Europe holiday sales of PlayStation 4 'inventory challenged'
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:25:01 GMTTOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the Japanese electronic group's video gaming division, said holiday sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in Europe were so strong that it was fighting to keep up with demand.
Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:09:45 GMTSAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - This spring, Taser International Inc won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal nearly collapsed over one issue: where the video footage would be stored.
Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:37:07 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion.
Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android - sources
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:09:19 GMTSAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.
U.S. considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:39:15 GMTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming North Korea.
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