| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
The fight between activist investor Carl Icahn and eBay Inc. has been settled as the two sides have quietly reached a truce, Ebay said Thursday.
The two had been embroiled in a public spat over accusations by Icahn that two members of eBay's board of...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:14 PM
If your heart skipped a beat when you heard about the latest major online security threat, a bug called Heartbleed, calm down. It's not worth having a heart attack over.
But you can't dismiss Heartbleed, either. You likely will have to change some...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:14 PM
I've always had a sympathetic ear for people who get ripped off by the scoundrels who are nothing but leeches on society. But I have a new appreciation for what scam victims go through after recently becoming a victim myself.
I immediately knew...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Microlending nonprofit Kiva.org hopes to do for small-business financing in Los Angeles what Lyft has done for transportation and AirBnB has done for lodging – take it to the people.
The organization is partnering with the city of Los Angeles on...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I'm an eBay user, and I'm disappointed that I still haven't received official word directly from eBay about the major data breach it announced yesterday. The auction site has posted information on its blog, but still hasn't directly contacted users......
| May 27, 2014
| 12:01 PM
A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets -- including the Tribune Corp. -- but who turned government informant after...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:06 PM
The news was astonishing: Rapper Tupac Shakur was alive and well in New Zealand. But the 2011 report was a hoax, and on Tuesday, one of the hackers behind it, Hector Xavier Monsegur, appeared in court to be sentenced for cyberattacks that stole credit...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The following items were taken from Tinley Park police reports.
A car and house were "egged" on the 7600 block of Rosefield Trail on April 22.
Two 26-year-old Tinley Park men were charged with battery after injuring two other men during an April 19...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:52 AM
The following items were taken from Deerfield police reports:
A Deerfield man reported on May 19 that he had been the victim of identity theft, with an unknown person opening a PayPal account in his name, using the account to access his bank account,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - Beijing media regulators last week sent out notices to China's online video platforms to remove a quartet of U.S.-made TV shows. In recent days it has also stripped Sina.com of a couple of video broadcast licenses.
The moves may appear to...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
After two weeks of silence, shareholder activist Carl Icahn has unleashed a volley of criticism at Lionsgate over blocking him four years ago from a hostile takeover.
Dubbing the studio "Liar Gate," Icahn pointed to Lionsgate's March 13 agreement to...