Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach
Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach
                               

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Law Firms Tout Cybersecurity Cred

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When Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. discovered in October that a hacker had breached its systems and stolen personal details of roughly one million people, it put the internal probe in the hands of a law firm, rather than one of the forensic investigators typically retained for such incidents. The insurer...
Law Firms Tout Cybersecurity Cred

Insert Coin: Dash charts your car data live, with gauges and a dashcam (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. We've seen a few stabs at smartphone-enhanced car diagnostics as of...
Insert Coin: Dash charts your car data live, with gauges and a dashcam (video)

ICANN's New Trademark 'Clearinghouse' Resembles Mobsters' 'Insurance' Program

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We've pointed out for years that ICANN's new "top level domains" programs often feel much more like a way to shake down trademark holders who feel the need to buy each and every new domain with their trademarked names, just to prevent anyone else from getting them. Now, ICANN has...
ICANN's New Trademark 'Clearinghouse' Resembles Mobsters' 'Insurance' Program

Reuters: Wal-Mart looking into crowd-sourcing online delivery

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Walmart is considering the slightly insane sounding idea of using its in-store customers to deliver online orders to help it compete with bricks and mortar-less competitors like Amazon, according to Reuters. The big box outfit currently ships internet purchases out from just 25 of its stores, using the likes...
Reuters: Wal-Mart looking into crowd-sourcing online delivery

Arrested Development Documentary Has To Hit Up Kickstarter Because Fox Claims Copyright On Set Photos

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Just a few weeks ago, we had a story about how an awesome looking documentary about comic artists needed to hit up Kickstarter to raise more money solely to purchase licenses to some of the artwork & video clips in the film. Most of the copyright holders let them use...
Arrested Development Documentary Has To Hit Up Kickstarter Because Fox Claims Copyright On Set Photos

Startups Aim to Bring Slices of the Offline World Online

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I’m down at Y Combinator Demo Day in Mountain View, Calif., where the biggest theme throughout the morning’s presentations was startups that have picked a very specific offline system to bring onto the Internet. None of these are going to save the world, but perhaps they’ll save a headache...
Startups Aim to Bring Slices of the Offline World Online

Making Art Out of Earthquakes

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The Hayward Fault runs through the center of the UC Berkeley campus, famously splitting the university's football stadium in half from end to end. It has, according to the 2008 Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, a thirty-one percent probability of rupturing in a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake within the...
Making Art Out of Earthquakes

Holiday Home Exchange Community Knok Raises $645K To Grow Internationally

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Spanish startup, Knok, a holiday home exchange community that competes with the UK’s Love Home Swap and legacy player IHEN, has raised a further €500,000 (~$645k) to help it accelerate international growth and build out its technology. The backing comes from private investors and adds to the company’s initial €250,000...
Holiday Home Exchange Community Knok Raises $645K To Grow Internationally

South Korea Investigates Cyber Attack

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South Korean police are investigating one of the country’s biggest Internet shutdowns for evidence of a North Korean cyber attack, after simultaneous outages Wednesday paralyzed computer systems at major television networks and banks for several hours. Servers at three TV stations, a number of commercial banks, including Shinhan Bank and...
South Korea Investigates Cyber Attack
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