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  • Security snafu as G20 leaders' passport details leaked

    World leaders, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, had their personal details accidentally shared before last year's G20 summit in Brisbane.

  • With Tidal relaunch, Jay Z doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

    Tidal, the Jay Z-owned streaming service built around high quality tracks, is relaunching in a move that could give consumers a new option when weighing competitors like Spotify or Pandora.

  • China considering space-based solar power station

    Chinese scientists are considering how they can build and put into orbit a massive space station that would supply a constant stream of solar energy to Earth.

  • Silk Road investigators charged with stealing bitcoin

    Two former U.S. government agents face charges related to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin while assisting with an investigation of the Silk Road underground online marketplace, with one accused of using a fake online persona to extort money from operators of the site.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 30

    Pebble Time breaks Kickstarter record...Tim Cook speaks out on discrimination...Intel is said to be considering Altera buy... and more tech news.

  • British Airways notifies frequent flyers of possible breach of their accounts

    Over the last few days, a large number of British Airways customers have found that reward points they accumulated for flights, called Avios, have disappeared from their accounts. Others have been locked out of their accounts completely.

  • GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

    Software development platform GitHub said it was still experiencing intermittent outages from the largest cyberattack in its history but had halted most of the attack traffic.

  • New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

    Mobile malware is a growing problem, but researchers from University of Alabama at Birmingham have figured out a new way of detecting when shady mobile apps get up to no good, such as trying to call premium-rate numbers unbeknowst to a phone's owner.

  • 'Largest DDoS attack' in GitHub's history targets anticensorship projects

    GitHub has been hammered by a continuous DDoS attack for three days. It's the "largest DDoS attack in github.com's history." The attack is aimed at anti-censorship GreatFire and CN-NYTimes projects, but affected all of GitHub; the traffic is coming from China as attackers are reportedly using China's search engine Baidu for the purpose of "HTTP hijacking."

  • Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

    The U.S. Congress is moving forward quickly with legislation that would encourage private companies to share cyberthreat information with government agencies, despite concerns that two leading bills weaken consumer privacy protections.

  • Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

    The U.K. Court of Appeal won't block a privacy lawsuit that alleges Google tracked Safari users without authorization, so the three plaintiffs can continue their legal fight against the search company.

  • Startup takes the effort out of endpoint detection and response

    Startup Red Canary is offering an endpoint detection and response service based in the cloud that is backed up by a team of analysts who weed out false alarms.

  • Vectra Networks ships a new sensor for its attack-detection gear

    Vectra Networks is rolling out a new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks.

  • Popular hotel Internet gateway devices vulnerable to hacking

    Some Internet gateway devices commonly used by hotels and conference centers can easily be compromised by hackers, allowing them to launch a variety of attacks against guests accessing the Wi-Fi networks.

  • UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

    The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has voted in favor of a resolution backed by Germany and Brazil to appoint an independent watchdog or 'special rapporteur' to monitor privacy rights in the digital age.

  • Optus to review information security after privacy snafu

    Optus has submitted an enforceable undertaking to Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim which commits it to an independent review of its information security systems.

  • Data retention: Telstra to keep customer data within Australia

    Telstra will store data that it is forced to retain under the government's new data retention regime within Australia, the telco has revealed.

  • An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

    Open-source software projects are often well intended, but security can take a back seat to making the code work.

  • Audit unearths Tasmanian government security gaps

    An investigation by Tasmanian Auditor General Mike Blake has found that five state government departments have failed to implement information security mitigation strategies recommended by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

  • US offers rewards for fugitive Russian cybercriminals

    The U.S. government is offering multimillion dollar rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of two alleged Russian hackers.

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