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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Technology Report: 'CyberCaliphate' hacks Newsweek Twitter account, threatens Obama

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'CyberCaliphate' hacks Newsweek Twitter account, threatens Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newsweek magazine's Twitter account was the victim of hackers on Tuesday who posted a threat to U.S. President Barack Obama and his family and the words "CyberCaliphate" and "Je suis IS," a reference to Islamic State and the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
FBI investigating Newsweek Twitter hack that threatened Obamas: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a hack into U.S. magazine Newsweek's Twitter account that resulted in posted threats against the Obama family, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.
U.S. creates new agency to lead cyberthreat tracking
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism.
Apple investing $850 million in California solar farm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday the technology company is investing $850 million to build a solar farm in California with solar panel maker First Solar.
U.S. states say Anthem too slow to inform customers of breach
BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys general from 10 U.S. states sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week.
U.S. bill seeks more Wi-Fi airwaves alongside smart cars
(Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday revived legislation that seeks to allocate more airwaves to public Wi-Fi by requiring regulators to quickly test how shared radio frequencies could coexist alongside those used for communications among smart cars.
Akamai quarterly revenue rises 23 percent
(Reuters) - Akamai Technologies Inc, whose services help companies deliver internet content faster, reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for its media and security products.
Russian watchdog says Twitter ignoring its requests: TASS
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian agency that regulates media said on Tuesday the micro-blogging site Twitter had refused 108 requests for account information and was "consistently not satisfying the requirements of the Russian law", the state-run news agency TASS reported.
Canon to buy video surveillance leader Axis for $2.8 billion
TOKYO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Canon Inc made a 23.6 billion-Swedish-crown ($2.83 billion) offer for network video surveillance leader Axis AB on Tuesday -- the biggest purchase ever for the Japanese firm trying to expand beyond a shrinking camera market.
With antitrust deal done, Qualcomm still faces China challenges
SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Even after agreeing to pay a record near-$1 billion fine in China for antitrust violations, U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc faces big challenges in its most important market.
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