09 February 2014

NBC fabricated misleading Russian Hack Story

Pathetic American media is the phrase Seymour Hersh used to describe today's mainstream media in the US -- prime example is the fabricated, misleading report on NBC about a Russian hack - pathetic!

How NBC's Russian Hack Actually Happened, According to the Security Expert Who Set It Up | Motherboard: " . . . The consultant, Kyle Wilhoit, a senior threat researcher at Trend Micro, set the record straight today in a blog post on the Trend Micro site and an accompanying white paper. He explained that Engel's report, while not completely inaccurate, was edited in a misleading way and the implications were overblown...." (read full article at link above)

Two Charged In BitCoin Money Laundering Scheme « CBS Miami: "According to police, undercover officers and special agents from the Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force (MECTF) posed as Bitcoins buyers and contacted various individuals which had a high volume of BitCoin activity.The agents let them knowt hat they needed to move money to facilitate their criminal activities. Reid and Espinoza allegedly offered to assist the agents in their transactions, for a fee. According to police it’s the classic definition of money laundering. “All of us in law enforcement know that criminals are always seeking new ways to make their activities profitable,” commented State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “BitCoins are just a new tool in the cyber criminal’s toolkit.”"

Google to own $750 million Lenovo stake after Motorola deal closes: HK exchange | Reuters: "Internet search company Google Inc will own a 5.94 percent stake in China's Lenovo Group Ltd worth $750 million once Lenovo's deal to buy Google's Motorola handset division closes, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange."

October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card - Corporate Intelligence - WSJ"Beginning later next year, you will stop signing those credit card receipts. Instead, you will insert your card into a slot and enter a PIN number, just like people do in much of the rest of the world. The U.S. is the last major market to still use the old-fashioned signature system, and it’s a big reason why almost half the world’s credit card fraud happens in America, despite the country being home to about a quarter of all credit card transactions."

Google Briefly Tops Exxon as 2nd-Most Valuable U.S. Firm
Bloomberg
Apple had a market value of $463.5 billion. Software company Microsoft Corp. is No. 4 with $303.5 billion. Technology companies are establishing themselves as key players worldwide as they disrupt industries from retail to finance. Google, which went ...

Apple's Tim Cook on Plans for Cash and Emerging Markets
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google gets rid of something that's losing money, something that they're not committed to. I think it's really hard to do hardware, software and services and to link all those things together. That's what makes Apple so special. It's really hard, so I ...

Google goes after enterprise with Chromebox for meetings
Computerworld
Computerworld - Google is looking to open the door wider to the enterprise, launching a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and cheaper to have face-to-face meetings with far-flung co-workers. The new meeting tool also could help push ...

Google makes statement about Russian anti-gay law
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic search page ...

Google Posts French Privacy Warning, Follows Very Specific Instructions
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Et voila. On Saturday morning, Google bowed to French authorities and posted a notice on google.fr informing users that it has been fined €150,000 ($204,525) for violations of France's privacy laws. Google lawyers had tried to block the notice in an ...

Amazon Flow makes searching for items a breeze with an iPhone
Los Angeles Times
The feature is called Flow, and it's designed to be a quicker way to search for products than by typing their name or scanning their bar code, as were already possible through the Amazon app. The Seattle online retailer is marketing the feature as a ...

Judge rebukes Apple for invoking nationalist bias but denies Samsung a retrial
PCWorld
“When I was young, I used to watch television on televisions that were manufactured in the United States,” an Apple attorney told the jury. “Magnavox, Motorola, RCA. ... They were inventors. They were like the Apple and Google today. “But they didn't ...


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