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Associated Press:
Changes to HealthCare.gov now limit personal data shared with tracking websites   —  APNewsBreak: Gov't reverses on health care privacy problem  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to an outcry over online privacy, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday …
Jan 23, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Cooper Quintin / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
HealthCare.gov Sends Personal Data to Dozens of Tracking Websites   —  The Associated Press reports that healthcare.gov-the flagship site of the Affordable Care Act, where millions of Americans have signed up to receive health care-is quietly sending personal health information to a number of third party websites.
Jan 20, 2015, 9:30 PMIn context
Guardian:
Obama says Sony hack was an act of cybervandalism, not war, considers putting North Korea back on state sponsors of terrorism list   —  Obama: North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war  — President tells CNN North Korea may go back on state terror list
Dec 21, 2014, 11:00 AMIn context
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Rand Paul opening an office in SF, a sign he may court Silicon Valley for a presidential run   —  Eye on presidency?  Sen. Rand Paul to open office in Bay Area  —  Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the state GOP convention in Los Angeles.  His plan to set up an office in the Bay Area may indicate a run for president.
Sep 22, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
Sapna Maheshwari / BuzzFeed:
Snapchat settles with ousted cofounder Reggie Brown on undisclosed terms, conceding his contribution to app's key concept in statement   —  Snapchat Concedes In Settlement: Ousted Co-Founder Came Up With App Idea  —  A long-broiling lawsuit between Snapchat, its CEO and CTO, and ousted co-founder Reggie Brown, has been settled.
Sep 9, 2014, 4:55 PMIn context
Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:
Thieves bought StubHub tickets using credentials obtained in other breaches to compromise more than 1000 customer accounts   —  AP Source: Thieves Got Into 1K StubHub Accounts  —  A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts …
Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 PMIn context
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Internet Association representing Google, Netflix, Amazon, and others pushes for net neutrality in FCC filing   —  U.S. web companies press demands for net neutrality with FCC  —  (Reuters) - Major U.S. web companies on Monday urged regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers …
Jul 14, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Brianna Valleskey / Benzinga:
The AP will use robots to turn data into stories for earnings reports beginning July   —  AP Using Robots For Journalism Starting In July  —  The Associated Press announced Monday that it will begin using automated technology to write company earnings reports next month.
Jul 1, 2014, 6:20 AMIn context
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Kids' app maker Fingerprint raises $10.85M series B, led by DreamWorks   —  Kids' App Maker Fingerprint, Snubbed by VCs, Backed by DreamWorks … DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. led a $10.9 million investment in Fingerprint Inc., a developer of mobile game apps for children, the startup told Venture Capital Dispatch.
Jun 26, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Larry Hardesty / MIT News Office:
Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip   —  Design lets chip manage local memory stores efficiently using an Internet-style communication network.  —  Press Inquiries  —  The more cores — or processing units — a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes.
Jun 24, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context

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