- Hacker attacks gambling websites, demands Bitcoin ransom Updated: Jul-07-15 9:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities said Tuesday.
- Italian surveillance company hacked, documents stolen Updated: Jul-06-15 2:47 pm
LONDON - An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
- Gov. Ige puts an end to noncompete clauses Updated: Jul-06-15 2:25 pm
HONOLULU - Gov. David Ige has signed a bill into law that is meant to encourage growth within Hawaii's technology sector and help bring in more high-tech workers.
- Final News of the World journalist sentenced over hacking Updated: Jul-06-15 9:29 am
LONDON - Four years after a phone-hacking scandal sank the News of the World, the last of the tabloid's journalists to face charges has been sentenced.
- Driver stopped under cellphone law arrested on drug charges Updated: Jul-03-15 9:46 am
SALEM, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's new hands-free cellphone law has led to the arrest of a driver from Massachusetts on drug charges after a police officer stopped him about using the phone, then smelled marijuana.
- Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law Updated: Jul-03-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.
- Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved Updated: Jul-03-15 3:00 am
HOUSTON - The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts.
- Ford recalls 432K cars because of software problem Updated: Jul-02-15 12:49 pm
NEW YORK - Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down.
- Governor signs GPS anti-tracking bill Updated: Jul-01-15 5:50 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to curb using GPS devices to track people.
- New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace Updated: Jul-01-15 6:28 am
BEIJING - China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.
- Paid sick leave, lead ammo, smartphones affected by new laws Updated: Jun-30-15 6:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year.
- Woman takes plea deal in alleged texting-while-driving death Updated: Jun-30-15 1:58 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - A woman accused of causing a fatal car crash when she was texting and driving has agreed to a plea deal.
- EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges Updated: Jun-30-15 12:04 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations.
- Mississippi bans text-and-drive, repeals inspection sticker Updated: Jun-29-15 4:16 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Several new laws in Mississippi will affect people's everyday lives, including their driving habits. Here's a look at some proposals approved by the Legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant:
- Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle Updated: Jun-29-15 9:45 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.
- New England states readying for range of new laws July 1 Updated: Jun-27-15 10:29 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hands-free driving in the "Live Free or Die" state and a tax on even the smallest vacation rentals in Rhode Island are just two of the new laws taking effect in New England on July 1. Connecticut is cracking down on the use of restraints on students while Massachusetts workers will benefit from one of the most generous paid sick time laws in the country. Here's a look at some of the new laws taking effect:
- Taiwanese man pleads guilty in Texas to Iran-technology case Updated: Jun-26-15 8:34 am
SAN ANTONIO - A Taiwanese businessman has pleaded guilty in Texas to violating U.S. laws banning the shipping of electronics technology to Iran.
- California court says 'sweepstakes' games are illegal Updated: Jun-25-15 7:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Computerized "sweepstakes" games offered at special Internet cafes are the equivalent of slot machines that are illegal under state law, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Phoenix internet cafe manager accused of illegal gambling Updated: Jun-25-15 4:07 pm
PHOENIX - A Phoenix internet cafe manager has been arrested after an investigation into illegal gambling.
- To sway regulators, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet Updated: Jun-25-15 3:15 pm
NEW YORK - Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Jun-25-15 12:09 pm
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
- Tech company finds stolen government log-ins all over Web Updated: Jun-24-15 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web - available for hackers, spies and thieves.
- Norway finds no spy equipment in central Oslo Updated: Jun-24-15 5:31 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Norway's domestic intelligence agency says there are no illegal listening devices in central Oslo, near government buildings, Parliament or elsewhere, as claimed last year by a local newspaper.
- Blackshades malware owner gets nearly 5 years in prison Updated: Jun-23-15 8:04 pm
NEW YORK - The Swedish owner of a business that sold sophisticated malware that prosecutors say corrupted more than half a million computers in 100 countries was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly five years in prison.
- Polish airline cancels flights after hacker attack Updated: Jun-22-15 9:51 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's LOT airline has been forced to cancel around 10 foreign and domestic flights after hackers attacked its computers.