On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, a basket full of links just for you.

Apple, which is about to open a plant in Arizona, and other companies have asked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the bill that would allow businesses to deny service to gay people.

Days after Apple released a patch for one flaw, another iOS security vulnerability is exposed, this time via an app that could allow keylogging.

Did you ever use your Facebook email address? No? Apparently neither did anybody else. The company is shutting it down.

LinkedIn launches Chinese-language website in China, says it will comply with the country’s censorship rules.

Disney is launching an online movie app that’s linked to Apple’s iTunes.

The SEC is asking questions about Google’s financial disclosures, including revenue from Motorola, the phone-maker that it’s selling to Lenovo.

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t be changing WhatsApp privacy policies, which include little retention of user data.

Everybody loves Tim, at least in his hometown. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s hometown newspaper writes about how his teachers and classmates admired him.

Are you floored? @GSElevator, who passed along what he supposedly overheard in Goldman Sachs elevators to 600,000 Twitter followers, does not work at Goldman Sachs.

Storage provider Dropbox has raised $325 million, or possibly $350 million, now has a $10 billion valuation.

Mt. Gox, a major bitcoin exchange, goes down amid talk about a huge theft. The exchange has posted a short message on the site, which previously was coming up blank. “In light of recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGox’s operations and the market, a decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being in order to protect the site and our users.”

BlackBerry shares are rising on reports that it will power Ford’s in-car tech, pushing aside current tech provider Microsoft.

In a filing Monday ahead of oral arguments in April, TV networks ask the Supreme Court to shut down streaming TV provider Aereo.

(Here are our usual qualifiers: Some of these links lead to paywalled sites. We have not independently verified the information reported by other publications.)


Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook (Associated Press archives)


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  • WAM

    maybe a nice guy but not an innovator – get out the way and become COO – get someone with vision in the CEO slot