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ICYMI, the other hacking story is also big, because it’s a possible credit card breach at Home Depot. Reports say it could be worse than the Target debacle.

Speaking of the celebrity-nude-photo hack, though, there now seems to be a child-porn angle: Purported images of gymnast were supposedly taken when she was under 18.

Google is backing a second major quantum-computing effort, a project at UC Santa Barbara.

Netflix strikes deal for streaming rights to run “Gotham” TV series immediately after its first season.

Speaking of Netflix, it’s expanding in Europe, and its streaming traffic could be more than European networks can handle, according to consulting firm Deloitte.

Appeals court upholds decision that Yelp did not extort businesses into advertising on its site.

As our Brandon Bailey wrote recently, the mobile-payment consortium ISIS was looking to rebrand because it had the same name as the extremist group. The new name of the alliance backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon reportedly will be Softcard. So you know.

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