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Court Finds Dubai Ruler Hacked British Cell Phones in Bitter Custody Battle

England’s High Court ruled on Wednesday that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the rule of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ordered hackers to break into the smartphones of his ex-wife Princess Haya bint al-Hussein and her lawyers during the battle for custody of their children. One of Haya’s legal representatives is Baroness Fiona Shackleton, a member of the House of Lords.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 29: A portrait of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ruler of Dubai looks on during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 29, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Ticketmaster Fined $10 Million After Hacking Rival Ticket Marketplace

Ticketmaster recently agreed to pay $10 million in criminal fines after they gained unlawful access to its competitor’s private data. In 2013, a former Ticketmaster executive reportedly encouraged an employee that had previously worked for a competitor to access the competitor’s internal computer data.

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Twitter Cites ‘Hacked Info’ Policy to Defend Censorship of New York Post Biden Bombshell

A spokesperson for Twitter defended the company’s decision to censor a bombshell story from the New York Post about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The company is citing its policy on “hacked materials” as the reason why it decided to limit its users’ ability to share the story, but it is not clear that any hacking was involved in procuring the trove of emails at all.

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China Invokes Edward Snowden in Defense Against Equifax Indictments

Chinese officials and state media on Tuesday condemned the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday for indicting four People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military officers for the massive hacking attack on the Equifax credit reporting agency, a 2017 cybercrime that pilfered valuable corporate data and personal information about over 147 million Americans.

Computer security consultant Edward Snowden in connection from Russia during the Wired Next Fest 2019 at the Giardini Indro Montanelli on May 26, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)

Report: FBI May Not Need Apple to Open Pensacola Terrorist’s IPhones

As the Trump administration tussles with Apple over access to the Pensacola terrorist’s iPhones, a new report states that federal law enforcement officials have plenty of third-party options at their disposal to break into the devices, which would avoid a showdown between Apple and the government.

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German Mainstream Politicians Suffer Major Data Hack

Online hackers have released a massive collection of data that includes personal information, such as phone numbers, addresses and more of German mainstream politicians as well as others in the German political scene. The data was released on Friday and

VALENCIA, SPAIN - JULY 18: A keyboard is seen during the DreamHack Valencia 2014 on July 18, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. Dreamhack Valencia is one of the European stops from the Dreamhack World Tour, the world's largest LAN party and computer festival. This year 3,000 devices will be connected to …