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Twitter UK Head Responds to Abuse Report Concerns

The head of Twitter’s business in the UK has responded to concerns that the service is not doing enough to help users report abuse, after a UK-based equal rights campaigner received repeated rape threats this week.<p>Appearing to respond to a petition that says Twitter’s “current reporting system is …

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$75 million lawsuit could destroy bitcoin’s largest exchange—but might help the currency go mainstream

Coinlab, one of the best-funded bitcoin startups in the US, is suing Mt.Gox, the world’s largest exchange for bitcoin, for $75 million. According to estimates, that’s several times more than Mt. Gox’s entire annual revenue, which The Verge pegs at about $22 million a year. (My own calculations, …

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Funding soars for security startups as cyberattacks keep coming

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / LeventeGyori<p>Cyberattacks hitting one company after another — including defense contractor QinetiQ — …

Facebook continues using 'Timeline' name after settling lawsuit with Timelines, Inc.

Facebook has settled a lawsuit brought by Timelines, Inc. over the social network's use of the phrase "Timeline" to describe its user profiles. The company reported yesterday in an SEC filing that it had reached an agreement to resolve the suit, though terms of the settlement are unknown. Facebook …

Military Networks Will Be Ready For iPad, iPhone Use In About Two Weeks, Says Pentagon

You may remember a post I wrote a while back about the Pentagon’s plan to get mobile devices working on military networks, and how we were able to ascertain that yes, they were working on testing iPhones and iPads and no, they were not planning on jettisoning support for Blackberry …

Facebook Blocks Path’s “Find Friends” Access Following Spam Controversy

Facebook’s social graph went missing from yesterday’s update to Path‘s smartphone app, and Facebook now confirms it has restricted Path’s API access. Path can no longer look up your Facebook friends, which prevents it from sending them invitations or suggesting you follow them. The move may be in …

Warner Brothers Sued For Infringing Cat Meme Copyright

Those who live by the sword, die by the sword – sometimes, at any rate – and copyright champion Warner Brothers is now facing litigation itself.<p>The company’s a fast mover when it sees its own copyright infringed, but is now being sued by the inventors of two of the internet’s most famous cat memes, …

Palestine now recognised by greater power than US or Israel – Google

When the UN recognized Palestine as an observer state last November, Israel retaliated by announcing new settlements. Now an organization of arguably …

E! Online struck by hackers days after Twitter warns of ongoing threats (update)

Earlier this week Twitter sent out a memo to news outlets, suggesting ways in which they could keep their accounts safe from hackers — but the official account for <i>E! Online</i> appears to have been hacked nonetheless. Earlier today, the account — which goes under the handle @eonline — posted several …

The worst possible cybersecurity breaches could be far worse than you imagined

The cyber-ruffians who briefly tanked the stock market recently by faking a news tweet about an attack at the White House showed how much damage can be done with a few well-placed keystrokes. Those who hacked into a Department of Labor website earlier this week could have wreaked even more havoc, …

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