Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoins for Apps and Games

Microsoft has partnered with Bitcoin payment processor BitPay to allow users to buy items from the Windows Store and Xbox stores using the digital currency, according to a blog post.

Germany Government Supports End of Net Neutrality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come out in support of dividing the Internet traffic into free services and “special services” in a move that would end net neutrality, according to Business Spectator.

WhatsApp May Be Vulnerable to Crashes, Researchers Find

A vulnerability has been found that allows any WhatsApp user to remotely crash the mobile application by sending a specially crafted message, according to news reports.

Uber Executive Accused of Tracking Journalist’s Location

Uber’s top New York executive is accused of using the Uber app to spy on reporters, according to news reports.

Microsoft Issues 16 Security Updates and 60 Others

Microsoft will patch a record 16 security vulnerabilities in its upcoming Patch Tuesday, including five flagged as “critical”, according to an advance notice.

EU Classifies Spyware as Dual-Use Software for Export

Companies producing ‘intrusion software’ will need extra permissions to export it according to new EU regulations, The Guardian reports.

Facebook Launches C++ HTTP Framework

Facebook has released a series of open-source code libraries to help C++ based programs communicate over the Internet, according to a blog post.

Russia Bans Apple iCloud Starting 2015

Russia may ban Apple iCloud services as a result of a new law forcing companies to locate their cloud servers and stored data on Russian territory, according to news reports.

Pirate Bay Co-founder Risks 5 years in Prison for Hacking

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg risks a 5-year prison sentence from a Danish counrt under hacking and vandalism accusations, according to PCWorld.com.

Staples Stores Investigating Data Breach

Office supply chain Staples is investigating a possible credit card breach at a number of its US stores, according to researcher Brian Krebs.

Financial Information of Sourcebooks' Customers Exposed

Financial information of Sourcebooks' customers has been exposed after a cyber-attack targeted their shopping cart software, according to Sourcebooks' customer letter.

Oregon Employment Department Breach Affects 850K Users

The Oregon Employment Department (OED) confirmed an intrusion in their management platform which potentially exposed 850000 US state residents who were looking for jobs and other services, according to Infosecurity magazine.

LinkedIn Sued for Allegedly Selling User Data

LinkedIn has been accused of secretly selling user data in the latest lawsuit filed against them in California, according to the IBTimes.

US retailer Hit By Backoff Malware, Payment Data Stolen

US-based fast food chain Dairy Queen confirmed 395 of its stores were hit with Backoff PoS malware, exposing customers’ names, payment card numbers and expiration dates as a result.

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