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Technology Report: Apple iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to attack: experts

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Apple iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to attack: experts
(Reuters) - Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc's iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices.
Obama pressures FCC for strong net neutrality rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday struck a blow to large cable and wireless companies by publicly pressuring the federal communications regulator to adopt tougher rules that would treat Internet providers more like public utilities.
Exclusive: Fullscreen to buy online video producer Rooster Teeth
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Media company Fullscreen has agreed to acquire Rooster Teeth, an 11-year-old online production studio based in Austin, Texas, that created the long-running video series "Red vs. Blue," executives of the companies told Reuters.
Facebook says messenger service has half a billion users
(Reuters) - Social networking site Facebook Inc said its messaging service is being used by more than half a billion people, few months after it was separated from the main Facebook app. (
AT&T scraps plans for in-flight high-speed internet service
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has scrapped its plans to launch high-speed Internet service on commercial flights in order to focus on international expansion and video offerings, the company said in a statement on Monday.
U.S. Postal Service data breach may compromise staff, customer details
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service was the victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of more than 800,000 employees, as well as data on customers who contacted its call center during the first eight months of this year.
Alibaba shopping festival sells $2 billion in first one hour
(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said about $2 billion worth of goods were sold on the e-commerce giant's websites within the first hour and 12 seconds of its annual shopping festival.
Execs in Asian luxury hotels fall prey to cyber espionage: study
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Security researchers have uncovered a sophisticated industrial espionage campaign that targets business executives in luxury hotels across Asia once they sign on to computers using in-room wireless connections they consider private and secure.
GoPro launches $800 million offering, CEO to sell some shares
(Reuters) - Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc's chief executive, Nicholas Woodman, plans to sell a portion of his stake as part of an $800 million offering of the company's shares.
Twitter shares could move 5 percent in either direction by Friday: options data
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc's shares have tumbled since late October when the company reported quarterly results, but options data, ahead of an analyst conference Wednesday, suggests a move of 5 percent in either direction is possible by Friday.
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