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  • Houston approves ride services Uber, Lyft Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- The city council in Houston gave the green light to smartphone-enabled car ride services on Wednesday, removing legal uncertainty around popular services including Uber and Lyft. Separately, the city council in Dallas reviewed rules that could make the services legal there, too.

  • NEW YORK/ LAS VEGAS, Aug 5- Chrysler and Nissan said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security experts that rates their vehicles among the three "most hackable" cars on the market, along with a General Motors model.

  • "This particular project was focused on identifying vulnerabilities in Tor, not to collect data that would reveal personal identities of users," said Defense Department spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Valerie Henderson, adding that the National Security Agency also did not receive data.

  • Aug 5- A cybersecurity firm said it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

  • TORONTO, Aug 5- A large pond holding waste matter at one of Imperial Metals Corp's gold and copper mine in central British Columbia in Western Canada has spilled gray sludge into waterways, sending the miner's shares down more than 40 percent on Tuesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 5- Public concerns about the U.S. government's secretive surveillance programs exposed by Edward Snowden have spawned a slew of encryption products and privacy services that aim to make electronic spying more difficult.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems- a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security.

  • *Crown's growing empire to include Macau, Sydney, Manila and Sri Lanka.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 4- Australian gaming mogul Kerry Packer is taking another crack at the lucrative U.S. casino market, with his Crown Resorts Ltd buying a vacant site on the famous Las Vegas Strip. "As we have built Crown Resorts into a thriving international company with successful casino ventures in Australia, Macau, and London, we've always kept our eye on Las Vegas."

  • In the latest sign that the problem persists, researchers at the federally funded MITRE lab said this week that many customers of Intel Corp still had not adopted revised security designs Intel distributed in March after the MITRE team found new vulnerabilities in the start-up process.

  • Berkshire profit soars 41% to a record Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent to a record high.

  • DETROIT, July 31- Tesla Motors Inc, the California- based maker of luxury electric cars, said it expects to build more than 60,000 cars in 2015, after spending heavily this year to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant.

  • DETROIT, July 31- Tesla Motors Inc, the California- based maker of luxury electric cars, said it lost $61.9 million, or 50 cents a share, in the second quarter, as revenue nearly doubled to $769.3 million. In the year-ago quarter, Tesla lost $30.5 million, or 26 cents a share, on revenue of $405.1 million.

  • One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    BOSTON, July 30, Reuters- Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- With some of Wall Street's more volatile names set to report in the next couple of days, traders who bet on big swings in shares are hoping to see moves more like Facebook than Netflix. Netflix, along with Gilead Sciences and several other stocks famous for their sharp gyrations, were unusually calm following their latest quarterly reports.

  • In a study requested by California Representative Anna Eshoo, the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, found consumers often were unclear about what online activities consumed the most data and paid ISPs too much either for data they did not use or through overage fees for exceeding data caps.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Cynk Technology shares plummeted to close down about 85 percent on Friday after a trading suspension was lifted, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.