Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

Jeremy reports on security and regional news for the IDG News Service.

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U.S. Senator urges investigation of Apple's music streaming policies

Licensing terms prohibit competing companies from letting consumers know of better music deals

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Nigerian scammers buy exploit kits to defraud Asian businesses

Deeper reconnaissance of infiltrated accounts can lead to big thefts

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Online ad industry tries to stamp out click fraud

A new blacklist will try to spot bad ad traffic coming from data centers

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FTC sues identity protection service LifeLock again

The agency contends the company hasn't complied with a 2010 settlement

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Spam email rate falls below 50 percent for first time in a decade

Large spamming botnets are harder to run these days

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Bogus news app used to deliver Hacking Team spy tool

Trend Micro found the app, along with exploit code and instructions, in the leaked data

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Google fine-tunes its spam catching tools

Postmaster Tools aims to give admins greater insight into why messages may not get through.

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Hacking Team claims terrorists can now use its tools

The beleaguered security company said the situation is 'extremely dangerous'

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Android malware masquerades as a Nintendo game emulator you have to pay for

Gunpoder contains several malicious functions and steals data.

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Judge dimisses second conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs coder

Sergey Aleynikov improperly copied code but did not violate the law he was charged with

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Hacking Team spyware company allegedly breached, 400GB of data dumped online

Sources said the 400GB of stolen data includes a customer list and revenue received

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Bitcoin glitch expected to abate as software upgrades continue

The software clients at risk are those that use Simple Payment Verification, Bitcoin.org said

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Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins.

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DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

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Leap second causes Internet hiccup overnight

More than 2,000 networks crashed, but most recovered quickly, according to Dyn