Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea is responsible for the hack on Sony Pictures, which was targeted for its satirical comedy, "The Interview," about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Alden Bentley)

Full text of U.S. FBI statement on Sony cyberattack
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of the FBI's statement on Friday on the recent cyberattack against the Hollywood movie studio Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp. : "Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).  In late November, SPE confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack that destroyed systems and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. ...

U.S. to make formal announcement on Sony attack: U.S. official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Friday were expected to make a formal statement on the devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures on Friday morning, a U.S. official said.

BlackBerry closes acquisition of Germany's Secusmart

An attendee takes a photo during the launch event for the new Blackberry Classic smartphone in New YorkTORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Secusmart, a privately held firm that specializes in voice and data encryption. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry agreed to buy the German maker of encryption and anti-eavesdropping services in July, in a move to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government ‎agencies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...



Japanese activist challenges secrets law with whistleblower tool
By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese Internet activist and academic is challenging a new state secrets law by setting up a website aimed at making it easier for government officials to leak sensitive information to the media without getting caught. The website, unveiled on Friday, uses an open source platform called GlobaLeaks developed by the Europe-based Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, said Masayuki Hatta, an economics lecturer at Surugadai University. ...

Balotelli fined 25,000 pounds and banned for one game

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in ManchesterLONDON (Reuters) - Controversial Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli was suspended for one match by the FA on Thursday and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,152) after posting an offensive message on social media. Earlier this month, the Italian showed a picture on his Instagram account containing racist and anti-Semitic connotations. "Mario Balotelli has been fined 25,000 pounds, suspended for one match with immediate effect, subject to appeal, and warned as to his future conduct after he admitted breaching FA rules in relation to social media," the FA said in a statement. ...



Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android - sources

Google presents self-driving car in Mountain ViewBy Alexei Oreskovic and Ben Klayman SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of its smartphone operating system and requires a phone to be plugged into a compatible car with a built-in screen to access streaming music, maps and other apps. ...



Top four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds

A cybersecurity expert monitors telecommunications traffic at a network operations center in a Verizon facility in Ashburn, VirginiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top four U.S. mobile carriers expanded their control of the U.S. wireless market last year, a federal government report said on Thursday, once again finding the industry is highly concentrated as a result of continuing consolidation. The Federal Communications Commission's annual review of mobile industry competition found the two largest carriers, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc, together controlled around 70 percent of both the nationwide market share based on service revenues and the most-prized type of radio airwaves. ...



Security experts fear Sony attack to fuel more company extortion
By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sony Pictures' decision to shelve the film "The Interview" in the face of cyber attacks has set a worrying precedent and is sending companies scrambling to guard sensitive data, security experts said on Thursday. Sony's capitulation could mean that more businesses will be targeted for cyber warfare and extortion, they said. ...

Journalist sues over arrest at protest in Ferguson, Missouri
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A Washington-based journalist has sued St. Louis County and one of its police lieutenants, saying his rights were violated when he was arrested while covering protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, court papers showed. Gerald Yingst, a reporter and producer with News2Share, also accuses police of defaming him by announcing his arrest on Twitter and saying he had refused a commander's order to clear the street, damaging his professional reputation. A St. ...

U.S. considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack
By David Brunnstrom and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming North Korea. U.S. government sources said on Wednesday that investigators had determined the attack was "state sponsored" and that North Korea was the government involved. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he was not in a position to say that North Korea was responsible, but the investigation was ...

Washington weighs response to Sony hack; options limited

A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesBy David Brunnstrom and Piya Sinha-Roy WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday said it was weighing the proportional response to the sophisticated perpetrator of a cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures, exposed its executives and led to the cancellation of the film "The Interview." Spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House is not in a position to confirm that North Korea is responsible for the hack at Sony, after a U.S. official said Wednesday that Washington may soon formally announce the involvement of the Pyongyang government. ...



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