Posts Tagged ‘read-the-rest’

Target Hit by Credit-Card Breach

December 18, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Target Corp. was hit by an extensive theft of its customers’ credit card data over the key Black Friday weekend, people familiar with the matter said, in what appears to be a brazen breach of a major retailer’s information security. The theft happened in stores, not online, the people said. It may have been the result of software installed at the machines customers use to swipe their cards when paying for their purchases, one of the people said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Facebook to Sell Video Ads

December 17, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Facebook Inc. will begin selling video advertisements later this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The ads, which will play automatically in users’ news feeds may help Facebook capture a share of the $66.4 billion advertisers are expected to spend on U.S. television this year. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Obama to Meet With Tech Giants Over Surveillance, Obamacare

December 16, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

President Barack Obama, facing growing pressure from Silicon Valley, will meet Tuesday with executives from Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other technology and telecommunications giants to discuss their concerns about America’s surveillance operations. According to the White House, Mr. Obama will also meet with the executives to talk about progress with the troubled online federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov, and ways the government and technology industry can partner to boost economic growth. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Sprint Preparing a Bid for T-Mobile US

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Sprint is working toward a possible bid for rival T-Mobile US people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a giant telecom merger that if permitted by regulators would leave the U.S. wireless market dominated by three big companies. Sprint is studying regulatory concerns and could launch a bid in the first half of next year, the people said. A deal could be worth more than $20 billion, depending on the size of any stake in T-Mobile that Sprint tries to buy. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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U.S. to Stick With Combined NSA, Cyber Command Posts

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Obama administration has decided to maintain the close relationship between the National Security Agency and the Pentagon’s Cyber Command by keeping the current arrangement under which the NSA director also leads the military command, the White House said Friday. The Obama administration for months has considered splitting the two positions in anticipation of the retirement of the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, in the spring. That proposal gained considerable traction after revelations by former agency contractor Edward Snowden prompted calls for a civilian to head the spy agency. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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U.S. to Stick With Combined NSA, Cyber Command Posts

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Obama administration has decided to maintain the close relationship between the National Security Agency and the Pentagon’s Cyber Command by keeping the current arrangement under which the NSA director also leads the military command, the White House said Friday. The Obama administration for months has considered splitting the two positions in anticipation of the retirement of the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, in the spring. That proposal gained considerable traction after revelations by former agency contractor Edward Snowden prompted calls for a civilian to head the spy agency. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Presidential Task Force Recommends Overhaul of NSA Surveillance Tactics

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

A presidential task force has drafted recommendations that constitute a sweeping overhaul of the National Security Agency, according to people familiar with the recommendations. The panel’s draft proposals would change the spy agency’s leadership from military to civilian and limit how it gathers and holds the electronic information of Americans. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Aereo Welcomes Supreme Court Intervention in Fight With TV Broadcasters

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Online television startup Aereo Inc. said it would welcome the Supreme Court’s intervention to resolve a legal fight with broadcasters, who argue its service violates their copyrights. Several major broadcasters asked the Supreme Court in October to take up the matter. The broadcasters, including Walt Disney Co.’s ABC, Comcast Corp.’s NBC, CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox are appealing a lower-court ruling in favor of Aereo, whose backers include Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Unpacking Twitter’s Secret IPO Memos With the SEC

December 8, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Twitter has released secret correspondence with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the months leading up to its initial public offering. These memos were kept out of view until today. Overall, the SEC’s feedback provides an interesting look at what it deemed Twitter needed to disclose before going public. On several occasions the SEC pushed Twitter to offer more information. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Software Is Patentable

December 6, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court will attempt to answer a question that has perplexed the technology industry for decades: When is a piece of software patentable? On Friday, the high court agreed to hear an appeal of a case that has tied lower courts in knots. A May ruling in the case from a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., yielded seven opinions, totaling more than 120 pages, and no clear answer to whether — and when — computer code should get patent protection. Read the rest of this post on the original site » ,

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