Posts Tagged ‘voices’

A Microsoftie’s Healthcare.gov (Comic)

December 21, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

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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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Centerbridge Won’t Proceed With Deal to Buy LightSquared

December 17, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

LightSquared Inc. said Tuesday that Centerbridge Partners LP has backed out of a tentative deal to buy the company out of bankruptcy, although the wireless venture is pursuing a transaction under similar “architecture” with existing stakeholders. Centerbridge left the deal “for economic and noneconomic reasons,” a LightSquared lawyer said at a hearing Tuesday in Manhattan bankruptcy court. Centerbridge didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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The Real Reasons Google Is Getting Into Robots (Comic)

December 16, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

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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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An SMS by Any Other Name (Comic)

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

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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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QOTD: My Favorite Waste of Time

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

All writers should have as many forms of unproductive distraction as possible. For me it used to be that I would clean drawers or rearrange my closets or start cooking lunch. I had many, many ways of pretending to be working, but not really working. So Twitter is quite marvelous at that. It is a wonderful, wonderful way of just procrastinating … – Author Susan Orlean, extolling a side benefit of Twitter, on the All Write Already! podcast

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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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