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U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites


WASHINGTON - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say.

3:14pm GMT

Deutsche Telekom eyes sale of online assets to Axel Springer - media


FRANKFURT - Deutsche Telekom is in talks to sell its Internet portal T-Online and online marketer Interactive Media to publisher Axel Springer, German media reported at the weekend.

6:00pm GMT

British upstart banks get IT boost to take on big rivals

LONDON - When Metro Bank prepared to launch in 2010 as the first new bank to appear on British high streets for over a century, its founders broke with convention by outsourcing the construction of its computer systems.

Business, Tech 2:07pm GMT

Obama says Sony hack not an act of war


WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiralling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

Tech, World 5:54pm GMT

Sat, Dec 20 2014

Flipkart raises $700 million in fresh funding

MUMBAI - Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, on Saturday said it had raised funding worth $700 million (448 million pounds), as it tries to compete with Amazon, which is rapidly scaling up operations in the country.

20 Dec 2014

U.S. judge rejects HP settlement in Autonomy shareholder case


SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge on Friday rejected Hewlett-Packard Co's proposed settlement of shareholder litigation involving the information technology company's botched acquisition of Autonomy Plc.

Business, Tech 20 Dec 2014

Fri, Dec 19 2014

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs


WATRERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.

Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers

NEW YORK - Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million (639,836 pounds) in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road.

19 Dec 2014

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards


- Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October.

19 Dec 2014

Amazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve


FRANKFURT - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labour union Verdi said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014