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  • Trump refuses to divest, admits that Russia may be behind hacks

    Trump refuses to divest, admits that Russia may be behind hacks

    At his first proper press conference as President-elect, Trump and team provided answers for a number of long-burning questions, sort of. Trump held his last full press conference on July 27 and months later canceled plans for a December 15 press event at which he was expected to assuage concerns about his myriad conflicts of interest. In an unconventional opening at Wednesday’s… Read More

  • Marissa Mayer resigning from Yahoo board as remaining company renames itself Altaba

    Marissa Mayer resigning from Yahoo board as remaining company renames itself Altaba

    Despite hiccups, Yahoo’s planned sale to Verizon appears to be moving forward — but some portions of the company will be left behind and renamed Altaba Inc. Yahoo is hanging on to its 15 percent stake in Alibaba and its 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan, and those assets will survive as an investment company under the new name Altaba Inc., as the rest of Yahoo integrates with Verizon. Read More

  • Intel report on hacking says Russian interference with US election was ‘boldest yet’

    Intel report on hacking says Russian interference with US election was ‘boldest yet’

    Today the U.S. intelligence community released a report claiming that the Russian government was behind hacks of American political organizations during the 2016 election cycle and that the hackers acted with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct approval. The new report is a joint effort backed by the CIA, FBI and NSA and draws on intelligence gathered by all three agencies. A… Read More

  • This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever

    This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever

    Furlenco’s new “Pod” might just be the most outrageous product hitting the market this holiday season. The Bangalore, India based furniture rental startup has always had a penchant for targeting the millennial subset, but this is something else entirely — because as any 20-something knows, adding a bed to things makes them universally more practical. The Pod includes… Read More

  • OurMine hacks Netflix, Marvel Twitter accounts

    OurMine hacks Netflix, Marvel Twitter accounts

    OurMine is up to its old tricks again, with an attack on Netflix’s official U.S. Twitter account. The hacking team has been responsible for taking over a number of high-profile Twitter accounts during the past year or so, including Google’s Sundar Pichai, actor Channing Tatum – and us, TechCrunch dot com. The team is made up of a small group of young people (one of whom might… Read More

  • Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking

    Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking

    In his final press conference of the year, President Barack Obama addressed intelligence community assessments that hackers, associated with the Russian government, tampered with the U.S. election in order to sway the victory to Donald Trump. He defended the White House’s handling of the situation. Read More

  • The government body that oversees the security of voting systems was itself hacked

    The government body that oversees the security of voting systems was itself hacked

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, which is responsible for testing and certifying voting systems, among other things, was hacked around the time of the election, security outfit Recorded Future reports. The EAC confirmed a “potential intrusion” in a statement issued to TechCrunch. Read More

  • Yahoo discloses hack of 1 billion accounts

    Yahoo discloses hack of 1 billion accounts

    Yahoo has suffered another hack. The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct from the theft of data from 500 million accounts that Yahoo reported this September. Troublingly, Yahoo’s chief information security officer Bob Lord says that the company… Read More

  • Is the U.S. no longer tamper-proof? Crunch Network

    Is the U.S. no longer tamper-proof?

    In a year that has proven to have a mind of its own, America received another rattling of the cages just this past weekend, and the implications could not be more distressing. The United States of America’s presidential election and its congressional races were likely tampered with by another country. To what extent those efforts affected the outcome of the election we don’t know… Read More

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