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BitTorrent encourages Sony to release ‘The Interview’ on its alternative platform
File-sharing giant BitTorrent has suggested that Sony release "The Interview", a comedy that provoked one of the biggest hacking scandals in movie history — on its self-publishing platform.

20.12.2014 07:48

​North Korea offers US joint investigation of Sony cyberattack
North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the United States into the hack attack against Sony Pictures, according to the state news agency, KCNA.

20.12.2014 10:14

US ponders placing North Korea back on terror blacklist
The White House is considering relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism after the FBI formally accused Pyongyang of masterminding the colossal computer hacking on the Sony Pictures Entertainment.

20.12.2014 06:00

BlackBerry & Boeing make self-destructing 'black phone'
Boeing has joined forces with BlackBerry to develop a high-security ‘black phone’, running on Android software. Designed for government agencies, it will encrypt calls, as well as destruct all its data if it is tampered with.

20.12.2014 06:04

NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory discovers its first exoplanet
NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory has discovered its first planet since it was repurposed for a new mission, this one two times the diameter of Earth.

20.12.2014 03:47

FBI mishandled evidence throughout United States, report says
FBI agents all over the United States have mishandled, wrongly labeled and even lost evidence pertaining to criminal investigations, a critical internal review has found. The Bureau is even storing more weapons and drugs than it has documented.

20.12.2014 04:05

Staples data breach exposes 1.16mn cards in 115 stores
The world’s largest office supply retailer Staples has revealed that up to 1.16 million of its clients’ payment cards might have been “affected” by a massive malware attack on the company’s point-of-sales systems.

20.12.2014 03:02

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21

NY cracks down on toy gun sellers
Giants of American retail such as Walmart and Amazon have announced they will comply with New York Attorney General’s order to stop selling realistically looking toy guns, unless their barrels are clearly marked with clearly visible orange markings.

19.12.2014 23:53

​Ferguson prosecutor says witnesses lied under oath to grand jury
Some witnesses obviously lied while testifying under oath to the Ferguson grand jury that ultimately declined to indict 18-year-old Michael Brown, said the St. Louis county prosecutor in charge of the case, Bob McCulloch.

20.12.2014 00:14

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline does not benefit Americans
Republican leadership in Congress has said authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline will be its first order of business next year, but President Barack Obama said the project would be of small benefit to Americans.

19.12.2014 23:53

Penis-injury lawsuit to rise again - federal appeals court
A man who severely injured his penis during a fall off a ladder can move forward with his lawsuit against Home Depot and the equipment’s manufacturer because the case had been thrown out improperly by the previous judge, a federal appeals court ruled.

19.12.2014 21:43