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German, 20, confesses to massive data hack spurred by 'annoyance'

World Jan 9, 2019

German, 20, confesses to massive data hack spurred by 'annoyance'

German authorities on Tuesday said a 20-year-old hacker had confessed to stealing and leaking private data from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, because he was "annoyed" by some of their public statements. The young German, who is still studying and lives with his ...

German cyberdefense agency defends handling of data breach

World Jan 6, 2019

German cyberdefense agency defends handling of data breach

Germany's BSI cyberdefense agency on Saturday defended its role in responding to a far-reaching data breach, saying it could not have connected individual cases it was aware of last year until the entire data release became public. The government said Friday that personal data and ...

5G: A costly revolution not without risks

Business / Tech Dec 16, 2018

5G: A costly revolution not without risks

The recent diplomatic dust-up over the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile networks, has demonstrated that this technology, which promises to enable an internet of things and self-driving vehicles, also poses risks. What is 5G, what will ...

Business Dec 13, 2018

Beijing to revise 'Made in China 2025' tech plan, WSJ reports

China plans to give foreign companies greater access to its economy and is drafting a replacement of its plan to dominate advanced technologies by 2025, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing sources briefed on the strategy. Beijing's changes might be seen by some as ...