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Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card
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Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

Just weeks after a claim that PayPal compromised the credit-card data of one of its users, the company's president claimed his card got skimmed.
Geoff Weiss
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage
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French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
Nina Zipkin
Preventing Another Target Attack
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Preventing Another Target Attack

For retailers that don't want to be the next Target or Neiman Marcus, here are three tips they can do to protect themselves.
Eric Basu
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound
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Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.
Mary Juetten
Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime
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Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime

Digital Crime Units helped take down seven major botnets last year.
Edward Jones
The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes'
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The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes'

The agency reportedly obtained the high-tech eyewear through the Google Glass Explorer program. Google says it isn't working on the project with any law enforcement agency.
Benjamin Kabin
Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules
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Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules

Bills introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate would bring back net neutrality laws.
Catherine Clifford
Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules
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Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

The companies won the right to publish the data after suing the federal government for the right to be transparent.
Benjamin Kabin
Make It Stop: Yahoo Reports Coordinated Email Hack
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Make It Stop: Yahoo Reports Coordinated Email Hack

As if the data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus weren't enough, Yahoo has announced that hackers recently broke into Yahoo Mail accounts.
Brian Patrick Eha
5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked
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5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

While big-name retailers continue to make headlines about security breaches ,entrepreneurs are in no way free from danger. Here are a few simple ways to protect your business from cyber attacks.
Matthew Toren
Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack
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Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches, startups and small businesses should realize they aren't immune.
Heesun Wee
The Beginner's Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-Fi
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The Beginner's Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-Fi

Open Wi-Fi networks aren't always safe ones. Make sure your devices are protected against attackers before you surf from a new place.
Emily Price
Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent
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Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

A California web developer with the Twitter handle @N was forced to give it to a hacker who compromised both his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts
Geoff Weiss