Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. Full Story
Germany arrests 2 Japanese, 1 American in darknet drug case
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Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

04/28/2017 08:06 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. 
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Germany arrests 2 Japanese, 1 American in darknet drug case
04/28/2017 01:06 PM EDT - BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say authorities have arrested two Japanese citizens and an American on suspicion of selling millions of euros worth of drugs online. Full Story

Australian police reveal they broke new metadata laws
04/28/2017 04:23 AM EDT - CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source. Full Story

Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit
04/27/2017 08:18 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The executive running Uber's self-driving car division is stepping aside while the company defends itself against charges that he provided the project with technology stolen from a Google spinoff. Full Story

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AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break
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Spy chief urges German firms to take cybersecurity seriously
04/27/2017 07:23 AM EDT - BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says companies aren't taking cybersecurity seriously enough at a time when the threat of electronic attacks is rising. Full Story