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March 30, 2012, 2:55 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Breach Hits Card Processor Global Payments  —  Global Payments Inc., which processes credit cards and debit cards for banks and merchants, has been hit by a security breach that has put some 50,000 cardholders at risk, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach  —  VISA and MasterCard are alerting banks across the country about a recent major breach at a U.S.-based credit card processor.  Sources in the financial sector are calling the breach “massive,” and say it may involve more than 10 million compromised card numbers.
Bits:
With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon  —  Google's long-awaited tablet might finally be on the way to becoming a reality.  For at least two years, there have been reports that the search giant was working on something that could compete with Apple's iPad.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Reuters:
Apple supplier Foxconn cuts working hours, workers ask why  —  (Reuters) - When Chinese worker Wu Jun heard that her employer, the giant electronics assembly company Foxconn, had given employees landmark concessions her reaction was worry, not elation.  —  Wu, 23, is one of tens of thousands …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
SOPA is all fun and games until NBC rips off Apple's artwork  —  Reality TV is a harsh business.  One minute everyone is glued to Jersey Shore, the next you're looking at a canceled series and a backlog of ‘GTL’ shirts cluttering up the company store.  One of the perennial favorites …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
RIM: We are not withdrawing from consumer market  —  EXCLUSIVE: RIM speaks to Pocket-lint  —  RIM has denied reports that it is pulling out of the consumer market following poor q4 financial results on Thursday.  —  “The claim that RIM has said it will withdraw from the consumer market …
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Confirmed: Netflix buys DVD.com  —  Netflix buys DVD.com domain name.  —  [Update: Netflix has confirmed its purchase of DVD.com.  A spokesperson tells Domain Name Wire “Netflix cares about keeping DVD healthy, and this is just one small investment in keeping DVD healthy."]
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Layoffs Set to Begin Next Week, Followed by Restructuring the Week After  —  Yahoo is preparing to begin layoffs of what could be thousands of employees starting next week, according to multiple sources, and is then expected to announce a new restructuring of the company the week after.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Invents a Killer 3D Imaging Camera for iOS Devices  —  Apple has invented a killer 3D imaging camera that will apply to both still photography and video.  The new cameras in development will utilize new depth-detection sensors such as LIDAR, RADAR and Laser that will create stereo disparity maps in creating 3D imagery.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Zynga's Engineering VP for New Gaming Platform Moves On  —  Neil Roseman, Zynga's VP of Engineering, has resigned after 15 months at the social games company, AllThingsD.com has confirmed.  —  Most recently, Roseman (pictured on the right, with Zynga's CEO Mark Pincus on the left) …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Chrome 18 arrives with hardware-accelerated Canvas  —  Version 18 of the Chrome Web browser has rolled out to the stable channel.  The new version includes hardware-accelerated rendering for the HTML5 Canvas element on Windows and Mac OS X.  —  As we have recently reported …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Look at that DuckDuckGo!  Daily search traffic is ballooning, up 227% in 3 months  —  True story: just yesterday I had a meeting with an entrepreneur, looked up something on his computer and noticed that he was using alternative search engine DuckDuckGo rather than Google or Bing.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Violin Memory Raises $50 Million at $800 Million Valuation, May IPO This Year  —  Violin Memory, the company that builds storage arrays based on flash memory technology, will on Monday announce that it has raised a $50 million Series D round of funding at an implied valuation of $800 million.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple faces second class-action lawsuit over Siri  —  A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple over its Siri voice recognition feature of the iPhone 4S with allegations that the company is falsely representing the service's capabilities.  —  iPhone 4S owner David Jones filed suit …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Ahead of I.P.O., Mark Zuckerberg's Lawyers Expedite Disclosures  —  Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is rushing to clear all his paperwork, ahead of the social network's highly anticipated initial public offering.  —  The Federal and Trade Commission disclosed in a notice on Friday …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Readability tweaks sharing feature in response to copyright theft accusations  —  Readability's changing how its sharing features work today, in response to criticism that the service doesn't properly attribute original sources.  This morning AppAdvice accused Readability of “sinister behavior” …

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