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US reportedly asks China for help with North Korea over Sony hack

While the US is dismissive of North Korea's proposed "joint investigation" into the Sony hack, according to a <i>New York Times</i> report, the Obama administration has reached out to China for help in "blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks."<p>It's an interesting development, as the US have …

Sony exec fires back at President Obama

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had "caved" by scrapping next week's opening of "The Interview," fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had "made a mistake."<p>In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Lynton also reopened the door to a future release …

Instagram is worth $35 billion, according to Citigroup

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012, the price tag came as a shock to many.<p>A little more than two years later, Citigroup said …

Staples Says 1.16 Million Credit Cards Compromised By Hackers

In October, Staples said it was looking into a potential security breach involving its point-of-sales systems. Now the results are in, and it’s ugly.<p><i>Bloomberg</i> reports that 1.16 million credit cards were compromised when hackers installed malware in the point-of-sales systems of 115 Staples …

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

North Korea, which denies that it had anything to do with a hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now wants to help the U.S. root out the real culprit. But true to form for Pyongyang, the dubious offer comes tinged with a threat of "serious" consequences should Washington decline.<p>An …

Obama slams Sony, takes aim at North Korea

President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony erred in choosing not to release “The Interview” amid cyberthreats linked to North Korea.<p>“I think they made a mistake,” he said at his year-end news conference at the White House. Later, he added, “I wish they’d spoken to me first. I would have told …

Obama: Sony 'Made A Mistake' By Canceling The Release Of 'The Interview'

President Barack Obama spoke Friday afternoon on the recent hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which the FBI attributed to North Korea in a press release earlier on Friday.<p>During a year-end press conference, Obama said Sony made a mistake by canceling the premiere of the film "The Interview," …

Judge Exonerates 14-Year-Old Boy Who Was Executed 70 Years Ago

After a decades-old battle to clear the name of 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. – the youngest person ever to be executed – a South Carolina circuit …

Sony “stuck in 1992” after hacks – except for Macs, iPads and iPhones

A Sony employee has described the company as being “stuck in 1992” following the massive hacks, with employees desperately trying to avoid using any technology that could be compromised, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>“Some people had to send faxes. They were dragging old printers out of storage to cut checks,” …

Sony hack: Obama considers 'proportional response' against North Korea

The White House calls the hacking of the Sony studio a "serious national security matter," while Hollywood stars compare cancellation of The Interview to Neville Chamberlain's'appeasement of Adolf Hitler and a second film called Pyongyang is also pulled<p>The United States said a hacking attack on a …

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