Samsung scion's defense fights back as legal appeal begins

SEOUL (Reuters) – The heir to South Korea’s Samsung Group appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption. The 49-year-old Jay Y. Lee was convicted by a lower court in August of bribing former president Park Geun-hye to help strengthen […] Read more »

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan […] Read more »

Dropbox quits Amazon cloud, takes back 500 PB of data

Dropbox moves 90% of its data off Amazon AWS, in favor of its own private cloud. Dropbox built its own, custom storage servers, to store half an exabyte or more, mirrored across three regions. Sometimes, you get so big that public cloud pricing doesn’t make sense any longer. But building those servers from scratch and […] Read more »

St. Cloud lawmakers: Transportation, taxes will be back

St. Cloud lawmakers: Transportation, taxes will be back State lawmakers from the St. Cloud area expressed disappointment Friday that bills on taxes and transportation didn't pass the Legislature this year, but said they expect to take on both issues in 2016. Five of the area's legislators, all Republican … Read more on St. Cloud Times […] Read more »