Uber says it is cooperating with DOJ in bribery probe

Uber’s controversial year continues as a preliminary investigation by the Justice Department has been launched against the ride-sharing app for possible violations of bribery laws.

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Navy says cyber sabotage played 'no role' in USS John S. McCain incident

A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for a swift and thorough investigation into Monday’s collision of the USS John S. McCain into an oil tanker near Singapore — marking the second deadly mishap that occurred in the Pacific in the past three months.

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Is someone hacking our 7th Fleet? Navy to investigate after USS John S McCain collision

A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for an extensive investigation into the recent collisions of two U.S. warships in the Pacific, including a review into the possibility of “cyber intrusion or sabotage.”

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Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

The post Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance


Uber has lost its second-most-important executive in a shakeup stemming from an internal investigation into sexual harassment charges. The changes at the top reportedly could include the temporary loss of Uber’s founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Emil Michael — who served as the company’s senior vice president of business and a key lieutenant to Kalanick — is out. Former AG Eric Holder reportedly has presented findings of his investigation into corporate culture at the firm, following reports of widespread sexual harassment.

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Uber launches urgent investigation into 'abhorrent' sexual harassment claim

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has ordered an urgent investigation into the sexual harassment claim made by a female former engineer at the ride sharing app who alleged her career prospects suffered after she complained about advances from her manager.

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Samsung's Note7 Post Mortem Turns Up 2 Problems


Samsung is set to release the results of its Galaxy Note7 investigation on Monday, explaining the underlying causes of the problems that led to the phone’s demise. The three independent quality control and supply chain analysis firms Samsung engaged to conduct the investigation concluded that the Note7 was affected by two separate issues. One was a battery issue; the other was the rush to market. The battery issue reportedly originated with batteries made by Samsung SDI, which did not fit inside the phone properly, leading some devices to overheat, catch fire or even explode.

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FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine


Comcast has agreed to pay a record $2.3 million fine to settle the FCC’s investigation into whether it improperly charged customers for services and equipment they never approved, a practice known as “zero billing option.” Federal law bans cable operators from charging customers for unauthorized equipment or services. “It is basic that a cable bill should include charges only for services and equipment ordered by the customer — nothing more and nothing less,” said Travis LeBlanc, chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau.

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Navy funds study of underwater glue made using protein extracted from mussels

The Office of Naval Research is funding an investigation into the creation of underwater glue. And, to make things even more challenging, the glue would be designed to switch between adhesive and non-adhesive states.

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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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Feds Probe Philanderers' Site Ashley Madison: Report


The United States Federal Trade Commission reportedly has launched an investigation into philanderers’ dating site Ashley Madison. The company, which suffered a massive data breach last year that resulted in extortion attempts and ruined lives, as well as class-action lawsuits, earlier this week announced that it hired a new CEO and a new president in April.
CEO Rob Segal and President James Millership also revealed that Ashley Madison had been using fembots to conduct conversations with some of its paying male customers worldwide.

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FBI Director Raps Clinton but Recommends No Criminal Action


Although an FBI investigation concluded that Hillary Clinton’s use of a separate email system during her tenure as Secretary of State may have violated federal law, Director James B. Comey on Tuesday recommended against pursuing any criminal prosecution. “Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” he said. Considered in light of the bureau’s actions in similar cases in the past, Comey explained, the facts in the Clinton case do not warrant the filing of criminal charges.

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10 times Facebook censored conservatives

Facebook has finished their own internal investigation into censoring conservatives in their trending section, and surprise, they’ve found no evidence of overt bias. Still, in the wake of a very rough week and tough questions from a U.S. senator, Facebook has now agreed to revamp that section in order to prevent any “unintentional bias.” But what about intentional bias?

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Wendy's: Data breach hit 5 percent of our restaurants

Wendy’s said Wednesday that an investigation into the recent data breach at the fast food-chain found that less than 5 percent of its restaurants were affected.

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Feds to keep iPhone-hacking method under wraps

The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to tell Apple Inc. how it cracked a San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist’s phone, said people familiar with the matter, leaving the company in the dark on a security vulnerability on some iPhone models.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/27/feds-to-keep-iphone-hacking-method-under-wraps.html

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FBI Director Comey calls 'emotion' surrounding Apple case unproductive, says encryption needs legislative resolution

Article Image Two weeks after the Federal Bureau of Investigation withdrew its legal action against Apple, agency director James Comey on Tuesday said the issue of squaring national security policies with consumer privacy rights was the most difficult of his government career.

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FBI can't unlock anything newer than Apple's iPhone 5c, Comey reveals

Article Image The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau’s director said on Wednesday.

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FBI can't unlock anything newer than Apple's iPhone 5c, Comey reveals

Article Image The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau’s director said on Wednesday.

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Sheer amount of data involved delaying EU ruling on Apple's Irish tax deals, Commissioner says

Article Image There’s no way of telling when the European Commission will conclude its investigation into Apple’s Irish tax deals, simply because the huge amount of data involved, the Commission’s competition head said on Monday.

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FBI agrees to help crack iPhone 6 and iPod tied to Arkansas murder trial, but method unknown

Article Image The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday agreed to assist prosecutors in unlocking an iPhone 6 and iPod linked to an Arkansas murder trial, but whether the agency is is leveraging its newfound iPhone exploit is unclear. in cases beyond San Bernardino.

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