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Last Update on July 23, 2014 07:37 GMT

IN THE NEWS: STUB-HUB GETS HIT BY HACKERS

NEW YORK (AP) -- StubHub is the latest online seller to be hit by a security breach. The site and a law enforcement official say cyber thieves got into more than a-thousand StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller. Authorities say they expect to make arrests in the case, which appears to have sprawled across international borders. A news conference is set for today -- with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. appearing with officials from London and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. StubHub, based in San Francisco, says the thieves didn't hack the company directly -- but got information from account-holders from data breaches at other sites, retailers or from malware on the customers' computers.

IN THE NEWS: CHINA TIGHTENS INTERNET CONTROLS

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are tightening the screws even more on the Internet. Officials with the Beijing government have launched an effort to crack down on online pornography and what state media calls those who are "rumormongers" or post "slanderous content." China's state-run news agency says the nation will target porn on smartphones -- and punish those who create apps that cater to porn fans. The government also says it will step up the punishment for spreading rumors online -- though it didn't give specifics on how it would do that. Already, Chinese courts can sentence people for up to three years in prison for writing online comments considered defamatory.

 
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