AP - ap.online.headlines.technology http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.technology News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:33:16 -0500 California puzzles over safety of driverless cars Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:08:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/21/US--Driverless.Cars-Safety/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Driverless.Cars-Safety c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3cf9 LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:25:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/22/AS--NKorea-Sony.Hacking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--NKorea-Sony.Hacking c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:4044 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:55:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Sony.Hack-Sony.Responds/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack-Sony.Responds c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3342 NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release. US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:09:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/21/US--Sony.Hack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3ca9 HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company. Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:33:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/20/US--Sony-Hack-Japan.Reaction/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony-Hack-Japan.Reaction c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3765 Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. 5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Sony.Hack-5.Ways.To.Make.Your.Email.Safer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack-5.Ways.To.Make.Your.Email.Safer c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:32c1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is by sending fake emails with malicious links to employee inboxes. Here are five simple steps to make your email more secure and limit the harm a hacker can have: Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:50:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Sony.Hack-Video.Game/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack-Video.Game c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:32c0 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea. Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:26:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--College.Bowls-Name.Game/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--College.Bowls-Name.Game c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:30f8 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands. Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:19:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US-TEC--Digital.Life-Gift.Guide-High-End.Cameras/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Digital.Life-Gift.Guide-High-End.Cameras c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2eda ATLANTA (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US-Earns-Blackberry/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Earns-Blackberry c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f23 NEW YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates. North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:40:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/20/AS--NKorea-Sony.Hacking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--NKorea-Sony.Hacking c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:370f SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack. Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:14:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/EU--Germany-Cellphone.Eavesdropping/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU--Germany-Cellphone.Eavesdropping c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:30d0 BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:09:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/20/US--Sony.Hack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:368f LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails. Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:44:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/AS--Sony.Hack-Company.Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--Sony.Hack-Company.Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f15 BEIJING (AP) — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger. 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:25:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Sony.Hack-Theater.Threats/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack-Theater.Threats c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3083 LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed. Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:58:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Sony.Hack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3260 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:34:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Drones-Poll/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Drones-Poll c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2ead WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution. Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:48:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Sony.Hack-Message.From.Hackers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack-Message.From.Hackers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:306e NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form." Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:15:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/19/US--Sony.Hack-US.Response/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Sony.Hack-US.Response c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2eac WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism. Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/12/18/US-Sony-Hack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Sony-Hack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:24c3 WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.