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CBS News:
FBI is investigating suspected Russian hack of DNC, which led to an email trove on WikiLeaks   —  WASHINGTON — The FBI confirmed Monday that it's investigating the hack involving Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.  —  “The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC …
Jul 25, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Sharyn Alfonsi / CBS News:
On 60 Minutes, security expert Karsten Nohl eavesdrops on cellphone calls and texts knowing just the phone's number by hacking SS7, a global carrier protocol   —  Hacking Your Phone  —  Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how cellphones and mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hacking
Apr 17, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Brian Mastroianni / CBS News:
Peeple, a Yelp-like app that lets you recommend other people, launches on iOS; recommendations won't go live on users' profile without their permission   —  Peeple, the notorious “Yelp for people” app, arrives  —  It generated controversy and criticism when word of it first broke back in October …
Mar 8, 2016, 4:05 AMIn context
Charlie Rose / CBS News:
Apple executives talk product development, encryption, taxation, labor, and more in wide-ranging 60 Minutes interview   —  What's next for Apple?  —  The technology giant's CEO, Tim Cook, addresses issues concerning his company — including encryption technology, corporate taxes, and manufacturing products in China
Dec 20, 2015, 8:30 PMIn context
CBS News:
How North Korea could have pulled off Sony Pictures hack   —  Sources tell CBS News the sophisticated and damaging cyberattack against Sony Pictures originated in North Korea and flowed through a vast array of computer servers in other countries in an attempt to hide its origin.
Dec 19, 2014, 10:50 AMIn context
Steve Kroft / CBS News:
A look at the data brokerage industry that sells personal information of millions of Americans   —  The Data Brokers: Selling your personal information  —  Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight
Mar 10, 2014, 8:55 AMIn context
Charlie Rose / CBS News:
Amazon's Jeff Bezos looks to the future   —  Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, serving 225M customers.  What's next for the company that prides itself on disrupting tradition?  There has never been a company quite like Amazon.  Conceived as an online book seller …
Dec 1, 2013, 10:00 PMIn context
CBS News:
Amazon unveils futuristic plan: Delivery by drone   —  Amazon's secret R&D project aimed at delivering packages to your doorstep by “octocopter” mini-drones with a mere 30-minute delivery time  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had a big surprise for correspondent Charlie Rose this week.
Dec 1, 2013, 8:22 PMIn context
CBS News:
“Sweetie” Sting: Dutch activists claim to nab 1,000 sex predators using computer-generated “child”   —  (CBS/AP) AMSTERDAM - Dutch children's rights activists used a computer-generated image of a 10-year-old Philippine girl to catch suspected sex predators and say that, as a result …
Nov 6, 2013, 7:35 AMIn context
Jake Miller / CBS News:
White House: “We expect” Hong Kong to comply with Snowden extradition   —  White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told CBS News Saturday that the U.S. government has asked Hong Kong authorities to extradite Edward Snowden, the man behind the recent leaks of classified government surveillance programs …
Jun 22, 2013, 5:40 PMIn context

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