After Las Vegas shooting, Nevada officials go after sham websites seeking donations

The Nevada Attorney General’s office is investigating reports of fake online charities collecting donations on behalf of victims that were killed or wounded at a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1st.

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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.”

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British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware


Authorities are investigating a massive ransomware attack that reportedly hit more than 45,000 computers in 74 countries worldwide, including the UK’s NHS England national health service, international delivery service FedEx, and Spanish telecom firm Telefonica. Security experts have linked the exploit to an earlier leak by the Shadow Brokers, who allegedly accessed a trove of hacking tools from the NSA. Based on early information, a number of organizations reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack linked to the Wanna Decryptor.

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The FBI is now probing FDIC hacks allegedly carried out by the Chinese military

The FBI is investigating how hackers managed to make their way into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Unfortunately, this isn’t a new case — it’s been going on since at least 2010.

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Russian Gang Suspected of Hacking Oracle's POS System


Oracle has been investigating a point-of-sale system breach that may be the work of Russian cyberthieves. Hackers compromised at least 700 computers on the MICROS POS system, used by hundreds of thousands of hotels, restaurants and retail outlets worldwide to process credit card transactions, Krebs on Security reported earlier this month. More than 330,000 cash registers worldwide use MICROS, which ranks as one the world’s three largest POS systems. Oracle confirmed that it has alerted its customers about the intrusion.

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China Subjects Tech Imports to Heavy Security Scrutiny


China reportedly is investigating the encryption and data storage features of technology products sold there by large foreign companies to determine whether the products pose a security threat. A committee associated with the Cyberspace Administration of China reportedly is conducting reviews that include interviews of company executives and other employees. Other countries, including the U.S. and the UK, do review some tech products, but they tend to focus on those to be used by the military or government departments involved with security.

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German government probes Apple's audiobook deal with Amazon

Article Image Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating the details of Apple’s deal for purchasing audiobooks from Amazon, given the companies’ market leading positions, a report said on Monday.

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Apple invention brings inductive charging to iPhone without extra hardware

Article Image According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is actively investigating the integration of inductive charging technology into its devices using multi-mode versions of electrical coils already found in speakers, microphones and haptic engines.

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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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Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen textures through haptic feedback

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of onscreen graphics as it moves across a display surface.

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Apple's iPhone-based augmented reality navigation concept has 'X-ray vision' features

According to a pair of patent applications published on Thursday, Apple is investigating augmented reality systems for iOS capable of providing users with enhanced virtual overlays of their surroundings, including an “X-ray vision” mode that peels away walls.



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UK investigating Facebook over psych experiment

British data protection authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users.

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European Union announces tax evasion investigations of Apple, Fiat & Starbucks

The executive body of the European Union formally announced on Wednesday that it is investigating Apple, Fiat and Starbucks for potential tax evasion by the trio of corporations in the continent it polices.



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Italian antitrust body investigating Apple, others over 'freemium' app sales

Italy’s Antitrust and Competition Authority on Friday said it is investigating whether Apple, Google, Amazon and Gameloft mislead the public into spending money on so-called “freemium” apps that offer in-app purchases.



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Department of Defense to study bitcoin as possible terrorist threat

A division within the Department of Defense is investigating whether the digital currency bitcoin is a possible terrorist threat.

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