For those keeping track at home, the massive breach of Target’s payment-processing system could affect as many as 40 million people, or approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population. Awesome.
Speaking of hacking incidents, The Washington Post appears to be a common target: The Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper reported its third major data breach in the past three years. Ouch.
What would Brian Boitano do? Announce that he’s gay weeks before the Sochi Olympics, putting fresh pressure on Russia. Boitano is part of the U.S. delegation to the country.
When you lose and you don’t comply, it’s treason. We think it makes more sense to work within the system.Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer • Offering a pretty open-and-shut answer, when asked why Yahoo and other companies hadn’t simply disclosed the NSA’s surveillance activities sooner, during TechCrunch’s annual Disrupt conference in San Francisco. A number of top tech executives were asked about the NSA during Disrupt this week, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who said he felt like the government’s response to the Snowden leaks wasn’t any more helpful than their decision to force silence on companies like Yahoo and Facebook in the first place. source
Leaders in the technology community have every right to talk about how immigration reform will benefit their businesses. But instead, FWD.us has chosen a strategy that’s condescending to voters and counterproductive to the cause of reform.Former Sen. Russ Feingold • In a statement given to Politico, offering an explanation for why Progressives United, MoveOn.org, and other left-leaning organizations have decided to stop advertising on Facebook for at least two weeks. The advertising boycott is in response to several televised ads from FWD.us, the Mark Zuckerberg-founded advocacy organization which is supposedly focused on immigration reform, that support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and attack “Obamacare.” source
A forward-thinking futurist Silicon Valley-type ought to be a progressive, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple.“Is Mark Zuckerberg a Liberal or a Conservative?,” Mashable. New analysis from me. (via alexjamesfitz)
Today we’re finally going to talk about that Facebook Phone.Mark Zuckerberg • Opening his live session on the oft-rumored, shouldn’t-actually-exist Facebook phone. Reuters has more.