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  • New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    PALO ALTO, Calif.— A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies. And on Thursday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed for the first time that the Pentagon uncovered a breach by Russian hackers into an unclassified defense computer network...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is set to spend at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, a 64 percent increase over announced investment plans, domestic online news service MoneyToday reported. The plans for the new plant, which will be located in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, has led to some worries about the...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- The five years it took regulators to bring high-profile charges against a UK trader underscore how hard it is to spot wrongdoing in fast-developing markets, and may herald problems in detecting future mishaps. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on Tuesday, charged with market manipulation and wire fraud.

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, news service MoneyToday reported on Thursday without citing sources. Samsung has already announced a 15.6 trillion won investment to build the plant in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, its biggest commitment to a single...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The market manipulation case against the British day trader U.S. authorities say helped spur the May 2010 "flash crash" may be the most high-profile to date, but the type of activity he is accused of is actually quite common, market participants say. Navinder Singh Sarao was charged on Tuesday with allegedly using a computer trading program to...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc over the same patents was set to go to trial. The ruling came after Trend Micro and Symantec asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software security, to...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. House passes cyber-threat information bill Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 22- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for private companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits. "At some point, we need to stop talking about the next Sony, the next Anthem, the next Target, the next JP Morgan Chase and the...

  • April 22- Texas Instruments Inc forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' expectations, citing weak demand for its chips from communication equipment and consumer electronics markets and a strong dollar. TI forecast a profit of 60- 70 cents per share and revenue of $3.12 billion- $3.38 billion for the second quarter. Net income attributable to TI rose...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc, which centers on the patents, was set to go to trial. The ruling came as both Trend Micro and Symantec had asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software...

  • DISTRICT JUDGE LEONARD STARK IN DELAWARE SAYS INTELLECTUAL VENTURES SOFTWARE-SECURITY PATENTS TOO ABSTRACT TO DESERVE PROTECTION.

  • Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. This despite repeated vows from CEOs and government officials to tighten security after high-profile breaches at Sony Pictures, health insurer Anthem and retailers Target and Home Depot. Here are some highlights from this year's RSA conference, named for its chief sponsor,...

  • However, the company's stock rose as much as 4.7 percent on Wednesday as investors focused on the strong results posted a day earlier by VMware Inc, in which EMC holds an 80 percent stake. Activist investor Elliott Management Corp has been pressuring EMC to spin off virtualization software maker VMware. "What's implied by the prices right now is that there's less...

  • House passes bill designed to thwart cyberattacks Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    In a statement, the White House praised the bill that passed Wednesday while also expressing concerns, arguing that the liability protections in some cases went too far and could ultimately reduce the incentive for companies to report breaches. The White House also called for language ensuring that data is not shared by businesses to thwart competition.

  • *IBM says one of its largest partnerships with auto sector. FRANKFURT, April 22- PSA Peugeot Citroen and IBM are working together to hook cars up to the Internet, going beyond mapping and infotainment to link vehicles up to shops, service networks and urban transport grids, the companies said on Wednesday. It could also link vehicles to retailers, an IBM executive...

  • April 22- Data storage products maker EMC Corp slashed its full-year revenue and profit forecast, blaming a strong dollar, and reported quarterly results that fell below Wall Street's expectations. EMC cut its full-year revenue forecast by about $400 million to $25.7 billion and adjusted profit by 7 cents per share to $1.98. EMC's so-called "federated...

  • Data storage provider EMC's revenue rises 2.4 pct Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    April 22- Data storage products maker EMC Corp reported a 2.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong sales in the United States. Net income attributable to EMC fell to $252 million, or 13 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $392 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $5.61 billion from $5.48 billion.

  • SHENZHEN, China, April 22- China can only ensure its information security in the long run if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, be they foreign or domestic, Huawei's rotating chief executive Eric Xu told Reuters on Tuesday. Xu's remarks are a rare example of a top Chinese CEO openly questioning the direction of Beijing's information...

  • Drivers behind SAP's 'tremendous start to 2015'   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:35 PM ET
    Drivers behind SAP's 'tremendous start to 2015'

    Adaire Fox-Martin, president of Asia Pacific Japan region at SAP, says the launch of SAP HANA catapulted growth for the German business software developer in Asia.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- The Obama administration hopes Silicon Valley technologists can think of a system with strong encryption that could be pierced legally by one party without opening the door to others, a White House official said on Tuesday. White House cybersecurity policy coordinator Michael Daniel said at the annual RSA Conference on security that...

  • April 21- Virtualization software maker VMware Inc reported its slowest revenue growth in seven quarters as IT spending remained sluggish and a stronger dollar reduced the value of overseas sales. VMware's shares fell about 2 percent to $83.60 in extended trading on Tuesday. Reuters had exclusively reported in February that its parent EMC Corp decided...