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Amazon accused of handing out its users’ personal data

Daniel Cooper reports: Eric Springer is not happy, mostly because he believes that Amazon let a nefarious type get at his account. In a blog over at Medium, Springer revealed that he was the victim of a “social engineering” hack that exposed his details to an unnamed third party. With just a rough idea of...

U.S. & China agree to stop conducting economic espionage in cyberspace

Ellen Nakashima and Steven Mufson report: The United States and China have agreed that neither country will conduct economic espionage in cyberspace in a deal that addresses a major source of tension in the bilateral relationship. The pact also calls for a process aimed at helping to ensure compliance. Read more on Washington Post....

IN: Employee defection sparks battle between brokerages

Chris O’Malley reports: A legal battle has broken out between two insurance brokerages, with Hylant Group alleging Huntington Insurance hired one its former employees who then lured away two of its clients. Toledo,Ohio-based Hylant, which has offices in Carmel, alleges former employee Nicholas Iaonnacci, of Indianapolis, violated a two-year non-compete clause of his employment...

“Weev’s” conviction reversed on appeal

Wow. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit just reversed Andrew Auernheimer (“Weev”)’s conviction – not based on anything to do with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act issues that defense counsel had raised, but because the court determined that the case never should have been heard in New Jersey. Ars Technica and TechDirt...