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Letters: Big data and big problems for personal information

www.guardian.co.uk
Your report (Defence giant builds 'Google for spies' to track social networking users, 11 February) describes a new product to collect and mine user data online. You quote a Raytheon email saying this is possible "without any personally identifiable information being disclosed". But what data constitutes personally identifiable information? PII...
Letters: Big data and big problems for personal information

American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online

thenextweb.com
In the “more scary than you thought” department, even the largest credit card companies are not immune to making large, gaping mistakes in online security. Unix man Joe Datamo has recently uncovered what appears to be a flagrant abdication of even the most basic rules of security online by American Express....
American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online

Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

www.guardian.co.uk
Free speech groups say the bill – which Obama has vowed to veto – hands US authorities too much power to use private dataFree speech advocates are calling for the Senate to block controversial cybersecurity legislation they claim will give the US authorities unprecedented access to online communications.The House of Representatives on...
Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

Amazon continues California expansion, plans massive warehouse near San Fran

www.geekwire.com
An Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon.com isn’t messing around when it comes to expansion in California. The Seattle online retailer today announced that it plans to open a new 1-million square-foot fulfillment center in outside of San Francisco in Tracy, California. It marks the third announced fulfillment center in California for...
Amazon continues California expansion, plans massive warehouse near San Fran

CISPA passes House despite opposition

arstechnica.com
Despite strong opposition from the White House, digital privacy groups and most Democrats, the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (PDF) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 248-168. The vote had initially been scheduled for Friday, but House Republicans moved up the full vote. Supporters of...
CISPA passes House despite opposition

They Are Remaking Twitter.com? Who Else Wants To Bet That It Sucks?

thenextweb.com
Oh my, what a few tweets can do. Twitter API developer and all around nice guy Alex Payne (@Al3x) raised all hell in the blogosphere this weekend just talking out loud. His crime? He said this: “If you had some of the nifty site features that we Twitter employees have,...
They Are Remaking Twitter.com? Who Else Wants To Bet That It Sucks?
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Barnes & Noble cuts the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119

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With fresh Amazon digital reading devices heading to market, Barnes & Noble has cut the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119, CNET reports. The new price has surfaced at two retailers – Target and Walmart – making it quite unlikely that the change is in any way a...
Barnes & Noble cuts the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119

Cisco, HP, Walmart, others support Judge Posner, propose methodologies for patent damages

www.fosspatents.com
While I remain focused on mobile patent (and related competition) issues, I'm well aware that a Pennsylvania jury's shocking $1.2 billion damages verdict against chip maker Marvell (here's Marvell's statement) is the biggest patent litigation news during this last week of 2012. Theoretically that award could even be tripled for willfulness,...
Cisco, HP, Walmart, others support Judge Posner, propose methodologies for patent damages
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