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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

By December 20, 2014

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AT&T says 'sponsored data' does not violate Net neutrality

AT&T's top exec in Washington denies the company's new "sponsored data" service will hurt consumers, amid claims from digital rights advocates that it violates FCC Net neutrality rules.

By January 9, 2014

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AT&T dials up toll-free 'Sponsored Data' as CES starts

Long-talked about, AT&T is the first of the carriers to pull the trigger on the 1-800 equivalent of data that wouldn't count against customers' caps.

By January 6, 2014

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Wow. Such fast. Dogecoin to sponsor Nascar racer

Enthusiastic Dogecoin-toting Reddit users pooled together a chunk of cryptocurrency change to sponsor a Nascar driver at Talladega Superspeedway.

By March 26, 2014

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Facebook wins final approval for 'Sponsored Stories' settlement

The social network pays out $20 million and adds more user controls to settle a lawsuit over a feature that publicized users' "likes" on advertisements without permission or compensation.

By August 26, 2013

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Facebook to sunset Sponsored Stories by April

The controversial type of ad unit, which was the focus of a class action lawsuit, will soon be no more.

By January 9, 2014

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Facebook supports 4.5 million jobs worldwide, social network says

Facebook-sponsored study claims the company added $227 billion to the global economy last year.

By January 20, 2015

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Google's sponsored products could cost you more money

A study from the Financial Times claims that products appearing at the top of a Google search are pricier than those that show up lower in the results.

By November 25, 2013

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Modern security tactics fail to protect against malware, study finds

The kinds of advanced malicious software threatening most companies have proven to be nearly impossible to stop, says a new FireEye report.

By January 8, 2015

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Tencent opens China's first private, online bank

An entirely Web-based operation, WeBank issued its first loan to a truck driver on Monday.

By January 5, 2015