Canadian 'hacker-for-hire' pleads guilty in Yahoo breach

A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user accounts.

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US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case


The Justice Department has announced charges against four individuals, including two officers of Russia’s FSB, for carrying out a massive cyberbreach that affected about 500 million Yahoo account holders. A federal grand jury in Northern California charged the defendants — the FSB officials and two Russian cybercriminals — with using stolen data to gain illegal access to the accounts of Russian journalists, Russian and U.S. government officials, and private sector employees of financial, transportation and other companies.

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Hackers to be charged in Yahoo security breach

U.S. officials are planning to unveil charges Wednesday related to the theft of personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo users and disrupted the company’s sale to Verizon, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Google Insists Android Plays on Level Field in Europe


Google on Thursday fired back at the European Commission’s charges that it violated antitrust law by imposing coercive rules on mobile operators and developers who use or write applications for its Android operating system. The EC this spring charged that Google’s requirements to use its search engine and its Chrome browser on mobile devices running Android were coercive tactics. The EC also charged that Google prevented manufacturers from offering smart devices using rival operating systems based on the Android open source code.

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Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution


Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer is facing extradition to California on charges his company earned millions of dollars by promoting adult and child prostitution through escort advertisements run on the site. Ferrer’s arrest took place in Houston upon his return from the Netherlands to the headquarters of his Dallas-based company, perhaps the largest advertiser of adult escort services in the U.S. “Backpage.com seems to have knowingly and willingly allowed women and children to be expoited in return for its own financial gain,” said Texas AG Ken Paxton.

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EU Ratchets Up Charges in Google Antitrust Probe


Google and its parent company Alphabet are facing new charges in the European Commission’s ongoing investigation of allegations that Google’s comparison shopping and online advertising platforms violated antitrust laws. The EC on Thursday alleged that Google had abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping service in search results. Further, it artificially restricted the ability of third-party websites to display search ads from Google’s competitors.

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Man charged over revenge site so extreme his ex wants to 'disappear'

A man who created a revenge website to “destroy” his ex-wife is now in custody and facing charges of criminal harassment.

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European Commission files antitrust charges against Google over Android

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The European Commission has finally filed antitrust charges against Android, but Google was ready for this with a rebuttal. Now for years and years of legal wrangling.

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Tech Q&A: Avoiding charges, finding free alternatives to Word

Kim Komando answers questions about charges on your bank statement, cleaning your smartphone screen, and getting a job in tech support.

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Apple to pay Italy $348M, sign accord to circumvent allegations of unpaid taxes

Article Image To settle charges that it failed to pay corporate taxes, Apple will pay Italy’s tax agency some 318 million euros — about $348 million — and sign an accord on managing its liabilities from the 2015 fiscal year onwards, a report said on Wednesday.

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Russian police investigating Apple for using same-sex emojis to promote 'gay propaganda'

Police officials in a region of Russia are investigating Apple on charges that the company is promoting “homosexual propaganda” with its emojis depicting same-sex couples and parents on iOS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/28/russian-police-investigating-apple-for-using-same-sex-emojis-to-promote-gay/

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