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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 ...

Samsung smartphone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook

Business / Tech Jan 9, 2019

Samsung smartphone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook

Nick Winke, a photographer in the Pacific Northwest, was perusing internet forums when he came across a complaint that alarmed him: On certain Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones, users aren't allowed to delete the Facebook app. Winke bought his Samsung Galaxy S8, an Android-based device that ...

U.S. Congress to see push to regulate Big Tech in 2019

Business / Tech Jan 6, 2019

U.S. Congress to see push to regulate Big Tech in 2019

The newly installed U.S. Congress is expected to see a fresh effort to develop new regulations for big technology firms, with a focus on tougher enforcement of privacy and data protection. The wave of data scandals that have hit Facebook and other online platforms has ...

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 ...

Clues in Marriott hotel hack implicate China: sources

Business Dec 6, 2018

Clues in Marriott hotel hack implicate China: sources

Hackers behind a massive breach at the Marriott International hotel group left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter. Marriott said last week that a hack that began four years ago had exposed ...