Thousands of Customers File Refund Claims For AT&T’s Cramming Practices
Friday, October 17th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – AT&T announced earlier this month that they would pay $80 million in refunds to customers to settle claims that it had used cramming practices to charge customers for services such as dating tips, ringtones, and horoscopes....


Google Fiber To Arrive In Austin This December
Thursday, October 16th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google’s high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber, will be making its way to Austin, Texas, in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal reports. On Wednesday a Google spokeswoman announced that Austin residents would be able to...

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Dropbox Claims They Were Not Hacked, Information Accessed From Third Party Services
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – On Monday thousands of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked on Reddit, where the hackers promised to release more if they were not paid in Bitcoins. However, Dropbox claims that they were not hacked and the...

Russian Hackers Exploit A Flaw In Windows OS To Spy On NATO and the Ukraine
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – A group of Russian hackers known as the Sandworm Team successfully exploited a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows OS that allowed them to spy on the Ukraine government and NATO. According to Fox News, cyber security...


New Google Feature Lets You Live Video Chat With A Doctor When Looking Up Medical Symptoms
Monday, October 13th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google is testing out a new feature that allows users searching for medical symptoms the opportunity to video chat with a doctor. DigitalTrends reports that the service will be offered through Google’s online video chat service,...


Symantec Announces That It Will Split Into Two Public Companies
Friday, October 10th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Symantec announced on Thursday that it will split its company into two, with one focused on information management and the other on security. Symantec chief executive Michael A. Brown noted that separating the companies will allow...


AT&T To Pay $105 Million To Settle Cramming Claims
Thursday, October 9th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – AT&T is set to pay $105 million to settle claims that it had used the practice of “cramming” to charge customers for services such as dating tips, ringtones, and horoscopes. According to Bloomberg, the mobile giant...


1600 AT&T Customers Affected By August Data Breach
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) –  AT&T customer’s data may have been exposed during a data breach that occurred in August by one of the company’s employees. According to Reuters, 1,6000 customers data was exposed in the hack, including customers Social Security...


Microsoft Takes Student Privacy Pledge
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Microsoft and a dozen other companies are taking a pledge to protect student’s data. The pledge was created by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association as a way help students...


HP Announces Plans To Split Company Into Two
Monday, October 6th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Hewlett-Packard announced today that it will split the company into two different public companies, one focused on PC and printing and another focused on software and services. “Today’s announcement comes as HP approaches the fourth year...