Uber paid hacker $100G to keep data breach last year a secret

A 20-year-old Florida man, responsible for the data breach at Uber last year, was paid $100,000 to destroy the information through a “bug bounty” program, Reuters reported.

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iPhone X hits stores, Apple nears $1 trillion market cap

In September, Apple CEO Tim Cook paid homage to company co-founder Steve Jobs, by unveiling the iPhone X with the phrase, “One more thing.” That “one more thing” has helped propel Apple’s market cap over the $900 billion mark and may hit $1 trillion, experts say.

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Price Cuts Drive Apple iPad Sales Higher for First Time in 3 Years

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A significant iPad price cut has paid short-term dividends, but will it revive the tablet market longer term?

The post Price Cuts Drive Apple iPad Sales Higher for First Time in 3 Years appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Facebook employees to get 20 days off for family bereavement

Facebook says it is extending its bereavement policies and will also allow employees paid time off when a family member is sick.

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28G ransom

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.

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FBI Paid Hackers to Defeat Security of Shooter's iPhone


The FBI paid hackers to break onto the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, according to a Tuesday news report. The bureau obtained the services of gray hats, insiders said, and apparently did not get help from Cellebrite, as earlier reports had suggested. Gray hats are hackers who sell flaws to governments or companies that make surveillance tools. “The use of bad guys by the United States government, and in fact all governments, has been going on since the beginning of time,” remarked Philip Lieberman, CEO of Lieberman Software.

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FBI reportedly paid hackers for tool that cracked San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

The FBI reportedly paid professional hackers for a piece of hardware that enabled investigators to access an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook.

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TSA paid $47,000 for an app that just displayed an arrow

Today’s SMH story comes courtesy of the TSA, who Mashable reports paid IBM $47,400 for “software so simple” that creating it would have been well within the reach of a novice app developer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/05/tsa-paid-47k-for-app-that-just-displayed-arrow.html

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Hospital pays nearly $17G in bitcoins to hackers who disabled computer network

A Los Angeles hospital paid a ransom of nearly $17,000 in bitcoins to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network because paying was in the best interest of the hospital and most efficient way to solve the problem, the medical center’s chief executive said Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/18/los-angeles-hospital-paid-17g-ransom-to-hackers-who-disabled-computer-network.html

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LA hospital paid $17K ransom to hackers of its computer network

A Los Angeles hospital paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network, the medical center’s chief executive said Wednesday.

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Apple buys former Maxim chip fab in North San Jose, neighboring Samsung Semiconductor

Article Image Apple just paid $18.2 million for a small 70,000 square foot silicon chip fab, formerly owned by Samsung, located in North San Jose, California, about a 20 minute drive from its current Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino.

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First iPhone 6s bend test shows off nearly unbendable 7000 series aluminum

Article Image It seems Apple’s decision to craft iPhone 6s out of 7000 series aluminum paid off, as a new video from Australia demonstrates the device can withstand what appears to be a significant amount of stress without bending.

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Apple pays China $71M in back taxes, $10M fine after misinterpreting law

The Chinese Ministry of Finance announced this week that Apple paid out 452 million yuan ($71 million) in back taxes and was slapped with a 65 million yuan fine for understating sales in 2013.

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New rules requiring U.S. carriers to unlock out-of-contract phones now in effect

America’s top wireless providers can no longer refuse to unlock devices for customers who have paid financing plans in full or completed their contract term under a new set of industry rules — agreed to over one year ago — which go into effect today.



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