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Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 16, 2013
Aug 16, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 16, 2013

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The so-called Syrian Electronic Army can add a few notches to its hacking belt -- one for The Washington Post, CNN, and Time magazine. Those are just the latest media organizations to be hacked by the group that supports Bashar al-Assad. This week brought us news that North Korea was getting into the smartphone business. State media announced that the country was producing the new Arirang “hand phone” with an Android operating system. The smartphone's true origins are in dispute.

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Syrian Electronic Army hacked U.S. media companies using Outbrain

Aug 16, 2013
The group supporting Bashar al-Assad hacked a service called Outbrain in order to target WaPo, CNN, and Time.

North Korea's very own smartphone

Aug 16, 2013
The closed dictatorship just released its very own smartphone with an Android operating system. Now all they need is some internet access.

Google's new search knows too much about you

Aug 16, 2013
What are you doing tomorrow? Google already knows.

The so-called Syrian Electronic Army can add a few notches to its hacking belt — one for The Washington Post, CNN, and Time magazine. Those are just the latest media organizations to be hacked by the group that supports Bashar al-Assad. This week brought us news that North Korea was getting into the smartphone business. State media announced that the country was producing the new Arirang “hand phone” with an Android operating system. The smartphone’s true origins are in dispute.

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