Nov 26, 2015

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe since court ruling

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it has received 348,085 requests for select search results to be “forgotten” in Europe, with users in France and Germany leading the way. Since a European Court of Justice ruling in May 2014 recognizing the “right to be forgotten” ...

Nov 25, 2015

U.K.'s Daily Mail defends its acquisition of Paris attack video

Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper defended itself Tuesday against accusations it paid for footage of one of the Paris attacks and used a hacker to access the video after it was encrypted by police. The popular newspaper is alleged to have paid €50,000 ($53,200) for ...

'Brotherhood of crime' to stand trial for Vatican leaks

Nov 22, 2015

'Brotherhood of crime' to stand trial for Vatican leaks

The Vatican said Saturday it has charged five people over a damning leaks scandal at the heart of the Catholic Church, accusing the alleged ringleaders of forming a “brotherhood of crime.” Magistrates on Friday “notified the accused and their lawyers of the charges filed ...

Satirical mag Charlie Hebdo raises glasses to party-goers

Nov 18, 2015

Satirical mag Charlie Hebdo raises glasses to party-goers

France’s Charlie Hebdo journal, the target of lethal attacks by Islamist militants last January, defended party-goers over gun-toters in a new edition following last Friday’s terrorist attacks in the French capital. The satirical weekly, which hit world headlines when gunmen killed 12 people during ...

As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double standard

Nov 17, 2015

As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double standard

Within hours of last week’s Paris attacks, as outrage and sympathy flooded his social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his Facebook cover photo to read “solidarity” — and his friends were shocked. “Everyone was like, ‘Why are you ...

Nov 13, 2015

NSA says it 'usually' discloses software vulnerabilities

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The U.S. National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about software vulnerabilities and leaves U.S. companies open to cyberattacks, said last week that it tells U.S. technology firms about the most serious flaws it finds more than 90 percent of ...

Microsoft agrees to store customer data in privacy-minded Germany

Nov 13, 2015

Microsoft agrees to store customer data in privacy-minded Germany

U.S. tech giant Microsoft is setting up centers to keep customer data in Germany, following a series of U.S. surveillance scandals that have alarmed Europeans. Deutsche Telekom will serve as “custodian” for Microsoft’s cloud-based services in Germany and keep data on its home turf, ...

Nov 10, 2015

China paper warns Myanmar away from stronger U.S. ties

A Chinese newspaper linked to the ruling Communist Party warned Myanmar Tuesday not to leave its embrace for the U.S., as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party was slated to wrest power from the military-backed government. Beijing was Yangon’s closest ally during the ...

U.S. teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

Nov 4, 2015

U.S. teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

U.S. teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites. Common Sense Media released an exhaustive survey Tuesday outlining how young people spend screen time. One concern: the number of youngsters who ...