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U.S. government, Silicon Valley head for a showdown over encryption

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments this week about the data encryption indicate the government is not going to let this issue go. Holder said Tuesday that "it is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while Read More →

Hacks producing consumer backlash, poll finds

With data breaches hitting the news increasingly, many fed-up consumers are holding the targeted companies accountable, according to a new study. Of 2,000 consumers surveyed by Mountain View security company HyTrust, 51 percent said they'd take their business elsewhere if their Read More →

Quoted: Safra Catz on Oracle and silver medals

"At Oracle, silver medal is first loser." — Safra Catz, Oracle co-CEO, on the company's place in applications software. She told Bloomberg: "We’re No. 1 in database, we’re No. 1 in middleware, but we’re No. 2 in applications." Bloomberg Read More →

Icahn gets his way

It was exactly what Carl Icahn envisioned should happen: EBay and PayPal will go their separate ways with two different CEOs, as our Heather Somerville reported. This will happen in the second half of 2015, according to Read More →

EU warns Apple’s tax breaks in Ireland may be illegal

The European Commission is building a case that Apple’s generous tax arrangement in Ireland constitutes unlawful state aid. In a 21-page report published Tuesday, European Union regulators warned Apple may have to pay back taxes if the breaks granted to it by Read More →

Excuse me, but is that really you? The risks of voice-activated tech

Just when we were all getting comfy with Siri and the gang, using these voice-activated gods and goddesses to fulfill our every need, or at least the little needs like knowing what time it is, we get word from a Read More →
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