Jul 23, 2016

Canadian teens playing 'Pokemon Go' cross border, are detained

U.S. Border Patrol officials say two Canadian teenagers were briefly apprehended after they accidentally crossed the border into Montana while playing the game “Pokemon Go.” Border Patrol Agent John South says the teens were engrossed and wandered into the United States. Agents detained them ...

Jul 22, 2016

Oregon man sentenced in celebrity hacking case

A man who admitted hacking hundreds of email accounts and stealing explicit photos from several unidentified celebrities was sentenced Thursday to six months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced Andrew Helton of Astoria, Oregon, to the prison term and two ...

Jul 21, 2016

U.S. charges Ukrainian head of top piracy site

A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with U.S. criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. The Justice Department unveiled a criminal ...

Yahoo logs 19% revenue fall, writes down Tumblr value

Jul 19, 2016

Yahoo logs 19% revenue fall, writes down Tumblr value

Yahoo’s latest earnings report leaves no doubt the internet company is stuck in a downward spiral. The company managed to beat Wall Street’s limited expectations for revenue in the April-June quarter. But after subtracting commissions paid to its partners, Yahoo said its revenue fell ...

U.S. court blocks prosecutors from seizing emails stored overseas

Jul 15, 2016

U.S. court blocks prosecutors from seizing emails stored overseas

Microsoft on Thursday scored a big victory on a keenly watched privacy battlefront, with a U.S. appeals court saying prosecutors cannot force U.S. companies to turn over customer emails and other data stored on servers overseas. The government suggested that the ruling could hamper ...

Jul 15, 2016

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to criminalize 'revenge porn'

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced long-stalled legislation on Thursday that would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit material of a person online without the subject’s consent. The “Intimate Privacy Protection Act” is an effort several years in the ...