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Sat, Dec 20 2014

N.Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

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SEOUL/WASHINGTON - North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

Top News, World, Tech 20 Dec 2014

CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search - NYT

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WASHINGTON - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times.

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Japan condemns Sony cyberattack, sees no impact on its N.Korea talks

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TOKYO - Japan strongly condemns a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that the United States has blamed on North Korea, and is maintaining close contact with Washington on the matter, a Japanese foreign ministry spokeswoman said.

Tech, Japan 20 Dec 2014

Obama vows U.S. response to N.Korea over Sony cyberattack

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.

Tech, World 20 Dec 2014

Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'

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LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures said on Friday it is looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical opening of the screwball comedy at the center of a cyberattack on the studio blamed on North Korea.

20 Dec 2014

Bitcoin backer gets 2 years prison for illicit transfers

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NEW YORK - Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road.

20 Dec 2014

Fri, Dec 19 2014

Amazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve

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FRANKFURT - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labour union Verdi said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Knock knock. Who's there? Amazon's best-selling holiday author

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NEW YORK - It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on all of Amazon.com this holiday season? Rob Elliott. Rob Elliott who?

19 Dec 2014

Sat, Dec 20 2014

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

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WATRERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.

20 Dec 2014

U.S. judge rejects HP settlement in Autonomy shareholder case

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SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Hewlett-Packard Co's proposed settlement of shareholder litigation involving the information technology company's botched acquisition of Autonomy Plc.

20 Dec 2014