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Mark Zuckerberg donates $25M to CDC for Ebola

politico.com — Mark Zuckerberg is getting into the fight against Ebola. The Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla, are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight the outbreak, he said Tuesday. In a post on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg noted that Ebola has infected 8,400 people so far, with projections that it could infect one...

Getting There: A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc

politico.com — Few have ascended to the top of their profession as fast as Nancy Dubuc. In the space of one year, she was promoted twice at A&E Networks, the second time to head up the entire company. Under Dubuc’s leadership, A&E has transformed a sleepy collection of niche cable channels like History, A&E and Lifetime into a home for reality shows...

Privacy in spotlight as Apple unveils new products

politico.com — Apple hopes that customers are clamoring to buy iPhones with bigger screens and a new product called the iWatch, which works like a health monitor , after its splashy new launch on Tuesday. But buyers beware: there are real questions about how valuable streams of information about your personal health are stored, say privacy experts.

Apple in crossfire of celebrity nude photo hack

politico.com — Non-stop buzz behind Apple’s new, larger iPhone to be introduced next week may have just hit a dark cloud of sorts with a high-profile celebrity photo breach over the weekend that has thrust iCloud into the news. A scandal is the last thing any company needs before a major product announcement.

White House launches Fed website fixer

politico.com — Hoping to prevent another HealthCare.gov disaster, the White House today launched the U.S. Digital Service, a small team of digital experts that will work with other government agencies to “make websites more consumer friendly, to identify and fix problems, and to help upgrade the government’s technology infrastructure.” Mikey Dickerson,...

Another Nixon reminder: Media ownership rules

politico.com — Journalists have been writing nonstop this week about how the resignation of President Richard Nixon - 40 years ago Friday - changed Washington and the American landscape. Add the media landscape to his legacy list. The Federal Communications Commission’s media ownership rules, which were shaped during the Watergate scandal, are currently...

FCC web woes extend net neutrality deadline

politico.com — The FCC could have used an Internet “fast lane” on Tuesday as a flood of net neutrality comments caused its website to sputter and forced the agency to extend its deadline for accepting public input. The comment deadline had been set for midnight Tuesday, and FCC officials hope the additional time - until midnight Friday - will...

CNN to study drone use for media coverage

politico.com — Broadcast TV stations have traffic helicopters, so why not drones? To uncover the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles in news reporting, CNN and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed together for a research project to explore access and safety issues around the technology. The findings will be shared with the Federal Aviation Administration,...

Big tech walking fine line on data

politico.com — A year after Edward Snowden shocked citizens with details of how much of their lives are being snapped up by the National Security Agency, tech giants have sounded alarms about the government’s practices - but maintained near radio silence about their own data-collection efforts. Top Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo have...

Interview With Federal Trade Commission's Edith Ramirez, Who Is Fighting for Data Security and Privacy

adweek.com — One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation's leading enforcer on privacy and data security.
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Oct 17, 2014

So what's with this new tactic of putting two "!!" in front of email sender name?

Oct 17, 2014

RT @WhatTheBit: can't believe it took this long for someone to make this photo pic.twitter.com/60mQQL8n71

Oct 16, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter - Ebola TV Series in the Works From Lynda Obst, Ridley Scott (Exclusive) hollywoodreporter.com/news/ebola-tv-…

Oct 16, 2014

Obama nominates Michelle Lee to head up USPTO, reports @eemershon

Oct 16, 2014

iPad Air 2 - thinner (Apple trots out old pencil ad and shaves the pencil) #Apple

Oct 16, 2014

Yosemite out today #Apple and 8.1 to support Apple Pay

Oct 16, 2014

Apple's new chief of secrecy: Stephen Colbert but Colbert prefers "supreme allied commander of super secrecy" or "intergalactic chancellor"

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