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A roundup of the latest high-tech news from The Associated Press:
• Verizon CEO tells Apple his company wants iPhone
NEW YORK – Verizon CEO (NYSE: VZ) Ivan Seidenberg says the company has told Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) that it wants to carry the iPhone. But he declined to say when – or even if – the popular smart phone will be available for Verizon Wireless customers.
In remarks Tuesday before the Council on Foreign Relations, Seidenberg cited a recent Wall Street Journal report that said Apple is working on a version of the iPhone that would be compatible with Verizon’s network.
But he did not confirm the report or give any further details Tuesday.
AT&T Inc. has exclusive rights to the iPhone in the United States. The company has been silent about the reports on the new iPhone model.
Apple is expected to announce details on a new iPhone operating system Thursday in Cupertino, Calif.
• Business software maker CA to cut 1,000 jobs
NEW YORK – Business software company (Nasdaq: CA) said Tuesday that it’s cutting 1,000 jobs — or about 8 percent of its work force — and consolidating offices as part of a restructuring plan to reduce costs and become more efficient.
The company also steered earnings expectations to the lower end of its previous guidance for the year. Its shares tumbled more than 5 percent.
"I recognize that the actions we’re taking are difficult. But in the end, they will make CA stronger and more competitive," CEO Bill McCracken said in a memo to employees Tuesday.
The job cuts will occur mainly in North America and mostly be completed by the end of September, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Islandia, N.Y., company has already shed 3,100 positions over the last three years amid office closings.
The reductions are part of CA’s efforts to mold the company to better fit its new business strategy of focusing on emerging technologies and high-growth markets. A key area of interest is cloud computing, where it would handle software and data storage for corporate clients off-site.
• Report: China-based hackers stole India secrets
BEIJING – China-based hackers stole Indian national security information, 1,500 e-mails from the Dalai Lama’s office and other sensitive documents, a new report said Tuesday.
Researchers at the University of Toronto said they were able to observe the hacking and trace it to core servers located in China and to people based in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The researchers said they monitored the hacking for the past eight months.
The report said it has no evidence of involvement by the Chinese government, but it again put Beijing on the defensive. Separate reports earlier this year said security investigators had traced attacks on Google and other companies to China-based computers.
"We have from time to time heard this kind of news. I don’t know the purpose of stirring up these issues," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regular press conference in response to questions about the report.
"We are firmly opposed to various kinds of hacking activities through the Internet," Jiang said. She said China will fight cybercrime according to law.
She added the researchers have not formally contacted China.
The report describes a hacking operation called the "Shadow network" that researchers were able to observe as it broke into computers and took information, including computers at Indian diplomatic offices in Kabul, Moscow and elsewhere.
The report said the researchers were able to recover Indian national security documents marked "secret" and "confidential," including ones referring to security in India’s far northeast, which borders China. Others related to India’s relationships in the Middle East, Africa and Russia.