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2014: The year in quotes

From rattled airline passengers who fear the coming of smartphones to jurors who don't know a smartphone from a tablet, here are some of the colorful quotes from IT news in 2014.

Written by Nancy Weil17 Dec. 14 05:27

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

Symantec researchers have identified a particularly sophisticated piece of malware, called "Regin" that was likely developed by a nation state and has been used to spy on governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers and individuals since at least 2008.

Written by Nancy Weil24 Nov. 14 07:55

Privacy group files FTC complaint over Facebook's 'emotional contagion' study

Facebook "purposefully messed with people's minds" in a "secretive and non-consensual" study on nearly 700,000 users whose emotions were intentionally manipulated when the company altered their news feeds for research purposes, a digital privacy rights group charges in a complaint filed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Written by Nancy Weil04 July 14 09:21

Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

Police cannot generally search cellphones without a warrant when they are arresting someone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision Wednesday that weighs heavily in favor of Fourth Amendment and privacy rights.

Written by Nancy Weil26 June 14 02:26

Rumors confirmed: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV

AT&T plans to acquire DirecTV for about US$50 billion, it announced Sunday, laying to rest days of reports based on anonymous sources that such a deal was in the offing.

Written by Nancy Weil19 May 14 07:39

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

Written by Nancy Weil15 April 14 06:01

Comcast, Netflix reach interconnection deal

Comcast and Netflix have agreed to a multiyear deal that will speed streams from the video service to Comcast's U.S. broadband customers.

Written by Nancy Weil23 Feb. 14 18:25

Increasing malware sophistication vexes lawmakers, industry

The failure of U.S. financial institutions and retailers to implement more robust cybersecurity measures, such as the smart-card technology widely used in Europe, was questioned and criticized by members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Weil04 Feb. 14 19:22

The year in tech quotes

With 2013 coming to an end, we took our annual look back at quotes from news stories over the last 12 months. Here are a handful that stuck with us through the year:

Written by Nancy Weil05 Dec. 13 18:40

Six tips for career success

The authors of "Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success" offer these tips for career success:

Written by Nancy Weil10 May 11 06:52