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Target cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards at holiday peak

The retailer was alerted its systems might have been compromised by credit card processors who had noticed a surge in fraudulent transactions.

US surveillance leaks threaten police use of new technologies: official

Public disclosures about US government surveillance threaten the ability of police to use powerful new technologies such as drones and mobile license plate readers, a top law enforcement official said on Sunday.

Fake online reviews get reality check

Fake online products reviews have been around for years, fueled by unscrupulous marketers seeking to boost sales.

Apple, Google, dozens of others urge US surveillance disclosures

Dozens of companies, non-profits and trade organisations including Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc sent a letter on Thursday pushing the Obama administration and Congress for more disclosures on the government's national security-related requests for user data.

Microsoft asks US to let it disclose security requests

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it has written to the US Attorney General to ask for more freedom to disclose how it handles requests for customer data from national security organisations.

US tech firms push for government transparency on security

Three of the largest US Internet companies called on the US government to provide greater transparency on national security requests on Tuesday, as they sought to distance themselves from reports that portrayed the companies as willing partners in supplying mass user data to security agencies.

Few options for companies to defy US demands

US Internet companies that want to resist government demands to hand over customer data for intelligence investigations have few legal options.

Publishers gave Amazon "ultimatum" over e-book pricing: executive

Publishers gave an "ultimatum" to let them set prices of e-books sold on its website after they reached deals in 2010 to sell through Apple Inc as well, a top executive at the retailer testified on Wednesday.

US prosecutors push for 'kill switch' to prevent smartphone thefts

The "kill switches" on mobile devices will render them inoperable when stolen, eliminating any incentive for theft.

Amirudin plans to strengthen CSM

Newly appointed CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer, Dr Amirudin Abd Wahab, hopes to shake up the country's cybersecurity agency in order for it to be the point of reference when it comes Internet security matters.