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The Galveston County Daily News : Technology

December 22, 2014

Technology

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TripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust

MILAN (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.

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Monday 12/22/2014
North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

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As dust clears, what's next for Sony?
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers?

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It's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.

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It's down to the wire for online shopping
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 1:04 am

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."

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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 2:00 am

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.

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California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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.

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Saturday 12/20/2014
North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 10:02 pm

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.

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