15 October 2014

Why Edward Snowden Tells Users to Skip Dropbox (video)

Why Edward Snowden Is Telling Users to Skip Dropbox -

CrowdStrike Chief Risk Officer Steven Chabinsky discusses Edward Snowden's latest claims. He speaks on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg Oct 13)

How Hackers Got Private Photos Without Ever Breaching Snapchat's Servers - ABC News"Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users' security," a Snapchat spokesperson told ABC News. "We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting dozens of these removed."

Ireland Phases Out Tax Break as Overseas Pressure Mounts - Bloomberg"The “Double Irish,” which allows companies to avoid paying tax on much of their income, will be closed to new entrants from January, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said in parliament in Dublin today, as he laid out the 2015 budget. Companies already enjoying the tax break can continue to do so until 2020."

Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom - CNET"Dropbox has issued a statement on its blog further clarifying that the Dropbox passwords were stolen from "unrelated services": The usernames and passwords...were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place that detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens."

WHO Says Ebola Virus is Killing 70% of People Who Contract Disease - WSJ - WSJ: "...Dr. Bruce Aylward, the WHO assistant director-general in charge of the organization’s response to the epidemic, said the Ebola virus is “still moving geographically, still escalating” in some bigger cities. He expressed concern the disease could spread to countries that share borders with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the epicenters of the current outbreak, singling out Côte d’Ivoire as particularly vulnerable...."

Official Google Blog: Google Express: more cities, more stores and a new name: "Express membership Starting today, shoppers who decide to become Google Express members will enjoy: Free same-day or overnight delivery on eligible orders over $15.* First dibs on delivery windows Shared membership with a household member Membership costs $95/year or $10/month. Or you can choose to pay as you go, at $4.99 per eligible order. Learn more on our Help Center. Either way, we don’t add any hidden markups, so you pay the same price for your stuff on Google Express as you would in-store."

Wall Street Journal

Google Adopts Delivery-Service Model, Targets Amazon
Wall Street Journal
Google is expanding its Shopping Express program and putting Amazon right in its crosshairs. WSJ's Alistair Barr reports on Lunch Break with Tanya ...
Full-Court Express: Google Expands Its Delivery Service, Puts Heat On Amazon - Forbes
Google Express set to launch deliveries in Boston area - Boston Globe
Google Shopping Express Expands To More Cities, Rebrands As “Google Express” - TechCrunch (blog)


Ireland Corks Double Irish Tax Deal, Closing Time For Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook
Ireland is the go-to place for Apple, Google, Twitter, and Facebook, not to ... Google andMicrosoft cut their overseas tax rates to single digits with ...

National Post

Russian Hackers Used Bug in Microsoft Windows for Spying, Report Says
New York Times
LONDON — Russian hackers used a bug in Microsoft Windows to spy on several Western governments, NATO and the Ukrainian government, ...

Dallas Morning News

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan donate $25 million to Ebola fight
Washington Post
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, who is a pediatrician, have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Google Nexus 6 release date, specs, price, rumours and news
We've been big fans of Google's previous own-brand phones, with each model ... changes with Android L. Given that Google seems to want to push 64-bit technology, ... Well, one possibility is that Google will release a new Nexus 5 alongside the Nexus 6, just as Apple .... Google+ · Facebook · Twitter.

Google Express reveals subscription shopping plans, adds even more cities
The Verge
Google is trying to take on rival Amazon in the delivery service market. ... Apple andFacebook are now paying for women employees to freeze their eggs ... Microsoft is 'coaching' NFL announcers not to call the Surface an iPad.

Google Thinks Amazon Is Its Biggest Competitor. Here's Why.
Google and Amazon didn't always seem like competitors—Google is in the ... made this comment: “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. ... Facebook is arguably another important competitor in terms of mobile ..... Bill Gates Is Way More Involved With Microsoft Than Anyone Realizes.

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