Last year, John Malone bought Humewood Castle, a neo-Gothic jumble of towers, gables, and turrets at the foot of Ireland’s Wicklow mountains. The landscape of forest and heath could hardly be more different from Colorado’s high plains, where the cable cowboy owns thousands of acres -- but it reflects a broader strategic shift for Malone.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker, said it disrupted a cybercrime operation known as the Bamital botnet that took control of hundreds of thousands of personal computers by infecting them with malicious software.
Chevron Corp., which faces a $19 billion damage award in an Ecuador environmental case, shouldn’t be allowed to obtain information about the e-mail accounts of lawyers, activists and scholars in contact with plaintiff attorneys, a privacy rights group told a judge.
An investigation of HSBC Holdings Plc by U.S. tax authorities was stepped up with the government’s request seeking authorization to pursue information on thousands of Americans who may have used accounts in India to evade taxes.