U.S. lacks options in Sony hacking debacle

| Dec 20, 2014

U.S. lacks options in Sony hacking debacle

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to punish North Korea for hacking a Hollywood studio, but Washington’s options are limited and Pyongyang’s economic weakness is a surprising strength. No one expects the United States to launch a military strike against a nuclear-armed provocateur, but sanctions ...

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Dec 20, 2014

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack ...

2012 Aurora movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

Dec 20, 2014

2012 Aurora movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threatened violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the flick’s big-screen life was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible ...

Dec 20, 2014

Sony Pictures faces fourth ex-employee lawsuit over hack

A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information. Lionel Felix’s lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles states he ran ...

Dec 19, 2014

Google planning built-in Android system for cars

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that will be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google’s ...

Dec 19, 2014

Hackers trick way into ICANN computers, peer into heart of Internet

The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet on Wednesday said that hackers tricked their way into its computers. A “spearfishing” attack aimed at U.S.-based nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers hooked staff members with emails crafted to appear ...

Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attack on 'Interview' viewers

Dec 17, 2014

Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attack on 'Interview' viewers

Threats of violence against movie theaters. Canceled showings of “The Interview.” Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. The fallout from the hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy ...

Mobile apps still collecting info on children in U.S.

Dec 16, 2014

Mobile apps still collecting info on children in U.S.

More than a year after U.S. regulators issued new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including their location and even recordings of their voice, according ...