Australia’s Latitude Group says 7.9 million driver’s license numbers have been stolen in data theft

Data theft far greater than declared on March 16 Driver’s license, passport numbers, customer data stolen Shares fall 2.5% March 27 (Reuters) – Australian consumer finance firm Latitude Group Holdings Ltd (LFS.AX) said hackers stole nearly 8 million Australian and New Zealand driver’s license numbers in one of the country’s largest confirmed data breaches, sending … Read more

The lending of digital books by the Internet Archive is in violation of copyrights, the American court ruled

25 March (Reuters) – A US judge has ruled that an online library run by the non-profit organization Internet Archive infringed the copyrights of four major US publishers by lending digitally scanned copies of their books. The ruling by US District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan on Friday came in a closely watched lawsuit that … Read more

US mortgage rates fall the most in 4 months in the wake of the SVB, says MBA

22 March (Reuters) – Last week’s turmoil in the banking sector had at least one silver lining for US homebuyers: lower mortgage rates. Interest rates on America’s most popular home loan fell the most in four months last week following the bankruptcy of Silicon Valley Bank and emergency measures taken to support the broader banking … Read more

Former US Marine may have been ‘lured’ from China for arrest by security services, lawyer says

SYDNEY, March 20 (Reuters) – A former US Marine Corps pilot may have been “lured from China to Australia” ahead of his arrest by security forces, his lawyer said outside court on Monday after an extradition hearing in Sydney. Daniel Duggan, 54, is being extradited to the United States on charges of violating US law … Read more

New Zealand is banning TikTok on parliament-linked devices over security concerns

WELLINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Friday it would ban TikTok on devices accessing the country’s parliamentary network over cybersecurity concerns, becoming the latest country to ban use of the app for sharing emails. would restrict videos on government-related devices. There has been global concern over the potential for the Chinese government … Read more