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Chinese scientist charged with stealing more than $1 billion in trade secrets from US Petroleum Company

A Chinese national has been charged with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company, with the intention of benefiting a Chinese company that had offered him a new job, The Epoch Times reports.







US charges Chinese hackers with 'massive theft' from NASA, Navy and tech sector

The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese nationals with cybercrimes, citing the threat they pose to national security, the portal CNet reports.






Motorola Solutions alleges Hytera Communications Australia copied its source code

Motorola Solutions has filed a claim for copyright infringement against Hytera Communications Australia and China.This follows the patent infringement proceedings filled by Motorola Solutions in July 2017 in the Federal Court of Australia, the portal ARN reports.








Death penalty for alleged spying role

The disgraced deputy head of the state-owned firm developing China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier may face the death penalty over his alleged involvement in passing its secrets to foreign intelligence agents, The South China Morning Post reports.







Facebook could face $1.6bn fine after security glitch exposes 7m users' photos

Facebook could face a fine of over $1.6bn (£1.3bn) after a glitch exposed the personal photos of almost 7 million users, The Telegraph reports.







Taxpayer ID numbers for 120 million Brazilians exposed online

A misconfigured server exposed the taxpayer identification numbers, or Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPFs), for 120 million Brazilian nationals for an unknown period of time, The Bleeping Computer reports.






Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked

A corporate-issued laptop lifted from a Lenovo employee in Singapore contained a cornucopia of unencrypted payroll data on staff based in the Asia Pacific region, The Register reveals.





Facebook fined $11.4M in Italy over data misuse

After a year of woe, the social network's data-related troubles aren't yet over. Italy's Competition Authority on Friday slapped Facebook with two fines that total 10 million euros ($11.4M) for using people's data for commercial purposes in ways that break the country's laws, the portal CNet reports.




Google to accelerate closure of Google+ social network after finding new software bug

Bug exposed data of 52 million users; move comes day before Google CEO is to testify before Congress for the first time, The MarketWatch with reference to The Wall Street Journal reports.



Unprotected MongoDB exposes scraped profile data of 66 million

Information belonging to more than 66 million individuals was discovered in an unprotected database, within anyone's reach, if they knew where to look on the web. The records look like scraped data from LinkedIn profiles, The Bleeping Computer reports.



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