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Microsoft has announced the opening of a cyber crime centre at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Combining Microsoft’s legal and technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and technology with cross-industry expertise, it said that the work done at the Cybercrime Center will help ensure that people worldwide can use their computing devices and services with confidence. It will be supported by 12 satellite offices or regional labs around the world in Beijing; Berlin; Bogota;...

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Loyalty scheme company LoyaltyBuild has confirmed that it has been the victim of a sophisticated criminal attack. After it was widely reported that more than 1.5 million people were known to have had personal information compromised by the security breach, the Irish company said that it was “working around the clock with our security experts to get to the bottom of this and to further enhance our security in order to protect our valued customers”....

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IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire mobile management and security company Fiberlink Communications. Expanding IBM’s MobileFirst portfolio, the deal would see IBM offer the MaaS360 cloud-based management solution and be part of more than 100 cloud services. IBM said that upon completion, it planned to offer MaaS360 on the IBM SoftLayer cloud infrastructure. Financial terms were not disclosed. IBM said that the acquisition will offer all of its mobile resources together in one...

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The report and recommendations around the NSA’s surveillance has emphasised the need to develop principles designed to create strong foundations for the future. Authored by major names including Richard A. Clarke, former national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection, and counter-terrorism for the United States; former CIA deputy director Michael J. Morell; and legal minds Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein and Peter Swire, the 300-page report “Liberty and Security in a Changing World” contains forty-six recommendations on...

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