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Computer users face hard choice: Pay ransom or lose files

...software to protect them from hackers, says Keith Jarvis, a vice president at Dell SecureWorks, a security arm of the computer maker. Many don't have secure backup systems that will allow them to retrieve uninfected files.Hackers can invade computers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/computer-users-face-hard-c
Lenovo laptop software exposed users to hackers, experts say

SAN FRANCISCO - Experts say Lenovo, the world's biggest computer maker, shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could let hackers steal passwords or other sensitive information when you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/lenovo-laptop-software-exp
Government says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

...But the airlines trade group protested: "The government does not prescriptively tell other industries ? hotels, computer makers, rental car companies ? how they should sell their products, and we believe consumers are best served when the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-21/government-says-airlines-s
Gift Guide: Plenty of laptops, even on budgets

...skills are limited and their needs mostly involve email and Web surfing.There are a handful of Chromebooks from such computer makers as Samsung Electronics Co. and Hewlett-Packard Co.Acer Inc. has one of the cheapest I found - a C720, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-07/gift-guide-plenty-laptops-even-budg
Investor ends battle over Dell

...After months of bitter fighting over the future of computer maker Dell Inc., Carl Icahn said in a sharply worded letter...the going-private move will help the struggling computer maker re-invent itself away from the glare and pressures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-09/investor-ends-battle-over-
Judge won't speed up trial on Ichan's claims against Dell

...investor Carl Icahn's effort to stop CEO and founder Michael Dell's $24.8 billion buyout offer for the struggling computer maker.He refused to fast-track proceedings on Icahn's claims that Dell Inc. directors have betrayed their duties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-16/judge-wont-speed-trial-ich
Business news

...founder's group boosts offer to buyNEW YORK - A group led by Dell's founder raised its offer for the struggling computer maker Wednesday in hopes of attracting more shareholder support for its plan to take the company private.The 10-cent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-24/business-news
Dell's board agrees to increased offer

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Just when it looked as if he might be vanquished, Dell CEO Michael Dell has regained the advantage in a lengthy battle to buy the slumping personal computer maker that he founded nearly 30 years ago.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-02/dells-board-agrees-increas
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn takes unspecified stake in Apple

...billion by Forbes magazine, has been locked in a bitter battle with Dell as he tries to stop the slumping personal computer maker from selling itself to Michael Dell ? a CEO who Icahn thinks should be fired. Using a 9 percent stake in Dell as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-13/billionaire-investor-carl-
Fairfax to buy BlackBerry for $4.7 billion

...with short-term results, just as Michael Dell hopes to do with Dell Inc. after winning a bid to take the troubled computer maker private. He said Fairfax is known for patience in its investments, which would give BlackBerry time to regroup...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-23/fairfax-buy-blackberry-47-