Security

  1. Data Breaches Offer CEOs New Nightmares

    May 06, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Add hackers to the long list of things that give CEOs insomnia. Target's chief executive, Gregg Steinhafel, is the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a theft of customer data. His exit from the helm of the nation's th ...

  2. Twitter Adds Security Measure to Logins

    May 23, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins. Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twit ...

  3. Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment and Bonnaroo Joins Eventbrite Board (Exclusive)

    August 31, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Online ticketing startup Eventbrite has added Ashley Capps to its board of advisors. Capps is the founder of Knoxville-based AC Entertainment and is a co-founder of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Eventbrite is putting more emphasis on the ...

  4. Hacker Group LulzSec Confesses to PBS Prank; Says Sony Next

    June 01, 2011 8:06 AM EDT A hacker group known as LulzSec has admitted to hacking into PBS' New Hour web site to fire back at the network for a negative Frontline documentary about WikiLeaks. LulzSec -- which has previously hacked the accounts of a few Fox employees - ...

  5. White House Set to Unveil Cyber Security Plan Today

    May 12, 2011 7:51 AM EDT WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, finan ...

  6. P. Diddy's NYC Police Escort, Dry Cleaner Under Investigation

    April 27, 2011 7:23 AM EDT New York City police say a sergeant allowed a police escort for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for one city block after a concert. The police department says the assistance was unauthorized and is under investigation. Police say the Friday night ...

  7. Lil Wayne's Guards Face Police Impersonation Charges

    April 15, 2011 7:41 AM EDT Two security guards face charges of impersonating police officers after they escorted rapper Lil Wayne to an Indiana nightclub. WISH-TV reports that 43-year-old Ronald Andre Harrod and 23-year-old Larry Lee Richardson of Indianapolis wore police-t ...

  8. Lady Sovereign Fined In Australia For Spitting At Doorman

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British rapper Lady Sovereign has spent the first night of her current Australia visit in a cell for her part in a drunken assault on a bouncer. The singer, whose real name is Louise Amanda Harman, was charged with assault on the weekend after spi ...

  9. Australian Convicted For Global Piracy Operation

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Melbourne Magistrates Court has handed a criminal conviction to an Australian man who played a leading role in a global piracy operation. Mathew Zore operated a sophisticated international CD and DVD operation from Bentleigh East in Melbourne& ...

  10. Police Reviews Live Music Risk System

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is conducting a review into the contentious Form 696, a risk assessment procedure that requires details of the type of music and the names, aliases, phone numbers and addresses of performers 14 da ...

  11. Sharkey Warns MPs On Policing Of Concert Licensing

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey, CEO of music industry umbrella group U.K. Music, has hit out at the Metropolitan Police's requirements for licensing of music events, during a Parliamentary hearing. Sharkey was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport ...

  12. Nicoli Joins U.K. Music Venture

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eric Nicoli, former CEO of EMI Music Group, has returned to the music industry after acquiring an undisclosed stake in U.K. music marketing and management firm Nick Stewart & Associates (NSA). Nicoli, who left EMI a year ago following the majo ...

  13. EMI, MTV Help Pimp Police Van

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has hooked up with MTV U.K. and London's police force to launch an initiative that aims to revamp a police riot van to cut down on youth violence in England's capital city. The project, which starts off as a one-year pilot, wil ...

  14. Spanish Cops Crack Piracy Ring

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have smashed an organized criminal syndicate based in the Madrid region that produced up to 150,000 counterfeit CDs and DVDs a day, and was worth €219 million ($339.5 million) a year. In simultaneous raids in six towns to the south ...

  15. ShowClix Adds Mobile Ticketing Option

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ShowClix Ticketing, a Pittsburgh-based live events firm, added a new mobile delivery option to its online ticketing service. The company delivers tickets to fans' mobile phone screens in the form of a text message, not a mobile barcode. Techn ...

  16. Nielsen Launches Digital Content Tracker

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Nielsen Company and Digimarc Corp. have teamed on a new service designed to let media companies and other clients monitor how content is distributed on the Internet. (Full disclosure: The Nielsen Company owns Billboard.) The Nielsen Digital Me ...

  17. Brit Cops Bust Music Counterfeiters

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two men were arrested Monday on conspiracy to defraud the music and film industries after a chance encounter with British police. Police from Durham Constabulary interviewed the men after spotting that their car had no insurance. Subsequent raids ...

  18. Police Probe Shooting At Kanye West Concert

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two security guards shot at Birmingham gig. Two security guards shot at Birmingham gig. News ...

  19. Gary Glitter Arrested On Sex Allegations

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been taken into custody in a southern Vietnamese resort city following allegations that he indulged in lewd acts with a minor, police officials confirmed yeste Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been ...

  20. Italian Police Raids CD Production Center

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT burners and 2,000 products seized. Officers in Italy's fiscal police "Guardia di Finanza" uncovered on the night of Oct. 5 an illegal CD, DVD and video game production centre in Palermo, the Sicilian capital. During the course of ...

  21. Warner/Chappell Inks Exclusive Chinese Deal

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Repertoire to be featured in state-owned TV. Warner/Chappell Music Asia Pacific has signed a groundbreaking deal under which it will be the exclusive supplier of repertoire for TV dramas on Chinese state-owned national television network CCTV. The ...

  22. Mondo Kim's Raided By New York Police

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Five employees charged with trademark counterfeiting. Mondo Kim's Video on St. Mark's Place in New York was raided on Wednesday (June 8) for carrying bootleg product, it was confirmed by a store employee and a spokesman with the Recordin ...

  23. Sony BMG Signs On For Snocap

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fingerprinting service also has UMG deal. Fingerprinting service also has UMG deal. News ...

  24. Disc Makers Sign On For RepliCheck

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sanyo, JVC, Q-Media, Eva-Tone, Oasis to use anti-piracy service. Audible Magic, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based anti-piracy technology firm, says it has inked deals with five CD manufacturers for its RepliCheck digital fingerprinting service. The deals ...

  25. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  26. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  27. Joan Jett's Bass Player Sues Over Injury

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed an $85 million lawsuit against New York venue Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying career was jeopardized when bouncers jumped him while he was fending Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed ...