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Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

www.guardian.co.uk
Facebook says it received almost 10,000 US government requests for user data in the second half of 2012Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the...
Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

Dollars, Sense, And 40 Billion Facebook Credits

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Editor’s note: Dean Alms is the VP of Marketing & Business Development at social entertainment company Milyoni. Follow him on Twitter @deanalms. Roughly 16 billion Facebook Credits were distributed and consumed in 2011. In 2012, I predict that the use of Facebook Credits will soar by three times to over...
Dollars, Sense, And 40 Billion Facebook Credits
SoundCloud may finally be gearing up to make some serious money

Stripe Launches Connect: Can You Hear the Developers Swoon?

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The payments industry has suddenly gone from an Internet full of 1984-like drones all shuffling into work and installing PayPal to a stunning time of innovation. Not only are a handful of companies gunning after various parts of the once-innovative monolith’s business, but they’re launching new features weekly at...
Stripe Launches Connect: Can You Hear the Developers Swoon?
Two-factor authentication is a false sense of security

Mint-Like Healthcare Expense Tracker Simplee Partners With The HSA Solution, Grabs 800K Accounts

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A big win for healthcare expense-tracking platform Simplee, fresh off its $6 million Series A from earlier this month: the company is now announcing a partnership with top HSA provider in the U.S. ACS (a Xerox company). This is the first major HSA partner for Simpleee, which now introduces its service to ACS|BNY...
Mint-Like Healthcare Expense Tracker Simplee Partners With The HSA Solution, Grabs 800K Accounts

LivingSocial Hack Update: Investigation Ongoing, While Emails Out to 50 Million Users

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After a massive breach of its computer systems yesterday, LivingSocial has sent out emails to all of the 50 million customers impacted, a company spokesman said, and is now working with law enforcement in an investigation to help find the perpetrators. The company declined to give more information about...
LivingSocial Hack Update: Investigation Ongoing, While Emails Out to 50 Million Users

Payments Service Dwolla's Latest Innovation: Turning Invisible

www.fastcompany.com
On Friday, Dwolla launched features that take the focus off of its brand and instead complement its goal of powering transactions behind the scenes. If the idea of an ideal payments system is that it never gets in the way of you getting what you want, then Dwolla is...
Payments Service Dwolla's Latest Innovation: Turning Invisible

Classmates.com owner Memory Lane buys Facebook app developer schoolFeed

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United Online, the parent company of Memory Lane, which itself owns and operates the likely more familiar Classmates.com social network, has acquired schoolFeed. Financial terms of the acquisition for not disclosed. schoolFeed is the developer of a top 25, free Facebook app and an online high school network, and was...
Classmates.com owner Memory Lane buys Facebook app developer schoolFeed

Legal Showdown on Cyber Security

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When hackers broke into computer systems at Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and several of its hotels, they allegedly stole payment-card numbers for hundreds of thousands of consumer accounts. They also sparked a high-stakes legal battle over whether a federal agency can use its consumer-protection powers to police cyber security practices at...
Legal Showdown on Cyber Security
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