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CEO of Japan's Toshiba Resigns over Doctored Books

July 21, 2015 8:59 am | by Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toshiba's CEO and eight other executives resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.

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Ebay, PayPal Outline Plans for After Split

July 21, 2015 8:50 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.

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Spies in the Hot Seat After Italian Surveillance Firm Breach

July 21, 2015 8:50 am | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A dramatic breach at an Italian surveillance company has laid bare the details of government cyberattacks worldwide, putting intelligence chiefs in the hot seat from Cyprus to South Korea. The massive leak has already led to one spymaster's resignation and pulled back the curtain on espionage in the iPhone age.

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Google Self-Driving Car Involved in First Injury Accident

July 21, 2015 8:49 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.

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Officials: Oil Train Didn't Speed Before Montana Derailment

July 21, 2015 8:49 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within authorized speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident's cause.

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South Korean Spy Agency Explored Technology to Hack Chat App

July 15, 2015 3:39 pm | by Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's beleaguered spy agency has acknowledged exploring the purchase of technologies to intercept communications on the popular Kakao Talk smartphone chatting service.

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Reddit Interim CEO Pao Resigns; Huffman Regains CEO Title

July 15, 2015 3:17 pm | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

​Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned from the company, and co-founder Steve Huffman is back as its CEO.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield to Offer ID Protection Services

July 15, 2015 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be providing identity protection services to all eligible members across the U.S. by the start of the new year.

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Feds Say They Have Shut Down Darkode Malware Marketplace

July 15, 2015 3:10 pm | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.

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Fake Story on Buyout Sends Twitter Stock Briefly Higher

July 15, 2015 3:06 pm | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the short messaging service received a $31 billion buyout offer.

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Liberia Confirms 2nd Ebola Death in Resurgent Outbreak

July 15, 2015 3:02 pm | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

A second person in Liberia has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease in the West African nation, an official said Wednesday.

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US Agency: Deaths Show DuPont has 'Failed' Safety Program

July 10, 2015 3:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. regulators took DuPont to task for a massive gas leak last year that killed four workers at a plant in Texas, placing the chemical company in its "severe violator enforcement program" and saying the accident shows it has a "failed safety program."

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Survey: Many Consumers Worry About Safety of Financial Info

July 10, 2015 3:01 pm | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

According to the phone survey commissioned by MasterCard, 77 percent of the 1,000 people polled say they're worried about their financial information being compromised. And the same percentage of people polled say they're worried about their Social Security number staying private.

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FBI, Justice Dept. Take Encryption Concerns to Congress

July 10, 2015 2:59 pm | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that data encryption is making it harder to hunt for pedophiles and terror suspects, telling senators that consumers' right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against public-safety interests.

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WikiLeaks Posts Library of Leaked Italian Hackers' Emails

July 10, 2015 2:57 pm | by Raphael Satter | News | Comments

WikiLeaks has published a searchable library of the massive email trove stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team, ensuring more exposure for the spyware vendor's secretive clients.  WikiLeaks says it has published more than 1 million searchable messages, adding to the transparency website's already considerable haul of leaked and hacked documents.

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