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Seoul, Toyko pledge to work with US to combat cyber crime

South Korea and Japan on Saturday vowed to work closely with the US to combat cyber crime, after Seoul blamed North Korea for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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North Korea proposes 'joint investigation' into Sony hacking scandal - but warns there will be 'serious consequences' if US refuses

North Korea has offered to hold a joint inquiry with the United States into the Sony hacking scandal, but warned there will be "serious consequences" should the proposal be rejected.

9 hours ago from The Independent

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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Instagram's spam account purge leaves accounts shedding millions of followers

Instagram began the process of deleting the millions of spam accounts that plague the service reducing follower counts by as much as 15% in the process.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from The Independent

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Amazon launches one-hour shipping in Manhattan

Amazon says it is offering one-hour delivery of thousands of basic products to its Prime customers in Manhattan.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Obama thinks Sony "made a mistake" pulling The Interview after hack

The president also promised a "proportional response" to North Korea.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Arstechnica

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'Android M' To Take Over Your Dashboard, Give Vehicles A Direct Line To The Internet

The days of connecting your phone to your car stereo are coming to an end. Google's next operating system release, Android M, will launch in the next year or two and will put Android in your ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from HotHardware

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U.S. Officials Say North Korea Responsible for Sony Cyber Attack

The White House may formally accuse North Korea of launching a cyberterrorism attack on the Hollywood studio

Thu 18 Dec 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Minecraft Creator Purchases Mansion For $70 Million

Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of the insanely popular game Minecraft, has set a new record this time around – although it has nothing much to do with the gaming ...

21 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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