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Hacked French broadcaster's passwords revealed in TV broadcast

The hacked French-language TV network TV5Monde might have made it easier for hackers to compromise its systems and social media accounts. One of its employees was interviewed about the hack on TV -- in front of a wall of posters that appeared to contain usernames and passwords for the channel's social media accounts.

Written by Loek Essers10 April 15 20:58

Use of Windows XP makes European ATMs vulnerable to malware attacks

For the first time, a country in Western Europe has reported that malware attacks were used by hackers to steal €1.23 million (US$1.32 million) from ATMs. One major problem is the continued use of Windows XP in ATMs, making them more vulnerable to attacks, a report on ATM fraud said.

Written by Loek Essers10 April 15 00:10

DEA sued for snooping on international phone calls

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's logging of international phone calls made from the U.S. was illegal, pressure group Human Rights Watch has alleged in a lawsuit filed late Tuesday.

Written by Loek Essers08 April 15 20:03

Apple streaming plans face EU antitrust scrutiny

Apple is facing antitrust scrutiny from the European Commission, which has reportedly sent questionnaires to record labels and music services to gather information about the company's plans to launch a streaming music service.

Written by Loek Essers03 April 15 00:38

Facebook tracks all site vistors, violating EU law, report says

Facebook tracks everyone who visits its site, including people who don't have an account, and even continues to track users and non-users who have opted out of targeted ads, researchers at two Belgian universities have found.

Written by Loek Essers01 April 15 03:02

Abolish geoblocking? Not so fast, says EU digital Commissioner

The European Commission last week announced it plans to eliminate geoblocking in order to let everyone in the European Union tune in to the same movies at the same time and allow more cross-border shopping. One of the EU's digital Commissioners, though, has spoken out against a fast reform.

Written by Loek Essers31 March 15 00:09