Germany’s federal cyber agency said on Thursday that Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) had not cooperated with its investigation into a series of hacks that compromised more than one billion of the U.S. company’s email users between 2013 and 2016.Yahoo’s Dublin-based Europe, Middle East and Africa unit “refused to give the BSI any information and referred all questions to the Irish Data Protection Commission, without, however, giving it the authority to provide information to the BSI,” Germany’s BSI computer security agency said.A BSI spokesman said it decided to go public after Yahoo repeatedly failed to respond to efforts to look into the data breaches and garner lessons to prevent similar lapses. BSI also urged internationally active Internet service providers to work more closely with it when German customers were affected by cyber attacks and other computer security issues.Yahoo declined to comment when contacted by Reuters, while Ireland’s data protection agency was not immediately available.
A Russian blogger has been given a three-and-a-half year suspended sentence after he posted a video of himself playing Pokemon Go in a churchThe court in the city of Yekaterinburg found Ruslan Sokolovsky guilty of insulting religious believers and inciting hatred.During the trial, Sokolovsky, now aged 22, had pleaded not guilty.He filmed himself playing the popular game in the local Orthodox church in August 2016.He was arrested shortly afterwards.On Thursday, Sokolovsky was also found guilty of “illegal trafficking of special technical equipment” after a pen with a built-in video camera had been discovered during the search of his home.During the trial, the prosecution had asked for Sokolovsky to be jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Apple was planning an expansion of its Reno data center, with the company awaiting city approval. Today, the Reno City Council officially approved Apples proposal for a $1 billion expansion Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks CoverApple plans to spend an additional $1 billion to expand its existing data center in Reno and while it will mainly focus on expanding the data center, it will also invest in a shipping and receiving warehouse. The company will purchase a vacant lot on the corner of Evans Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Reno for its warehouse. Apple will spend roughly $4 million building the shipping and receiving warehouse, which will allow it to cut the sales tax rate it pays on its equipment to 0.5 percent.Furthermore, while Apple usually doesnt put signage of any sort on its high security buildings like data centers, it will put branding on the warehouse in an effort to appease the Reno city council.
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it signed a multi-year deal with the U.S. National Football League to live-stream pre-game coverage as well as a 30-minute show on the microblogging website.The live show will be aired on Twitter five days a week during the NFL season, covering news, highlights and pre-game updates, Twitter said.Twitter already has a partnership with the NFL to broadcast game highlights and analysis.Live-streaming has been one of Twitter’s biggest pushes since last year as it seeks to attract new users, as sports fans increasingly rely on the Internet to watch video.Over 800 hours of live video across more than 450 events were streamed on Twitter in the first quarter.
En 49-årig man döms till fängelse för de grova hot han riktat mot tre Aftonbladetjournalister. Det är den andra personen som döms för olaga hot mot journalister den här veckan.Våren 2016 fick journalisterna Oisín Cantwell, Daniel Swedin och Fredrik Virtanen ta emot dödshot av en man på Twitter. Aftonbladet valde att anmäla hoten och åklagaren yrkade på fängelsestraff.I dag meddelade Stockholms tingsrätt att mannen döms till en månads fängelse för hoten han riktat mot journalisterna, samt för hot uttalade mot en hovrättsdomare i Svea hovrätt.Ska sparka sönder deras huvudenMannen har bland annat skrivit att de tre journalisterna ska äta bajs och jag ska sparka sönder deras huvuden, så onödiga är dom.Mannen har tidigare erkänt hoten och under rättegången uttryckte han ånger över vad han skrivit. Jag har kränkt dem. Det är oacceptabelt och det ber jag om ursäkt för, sade han då.