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March 30, 2012, 8:35 PM

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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.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Foursquare shuts down location API access to creepy Girls Around Me app  —  As first covered by Cult of Mac, Girls Around Me is an incredibly creepy app that allows anyone to locate nearby girls based on public Foursquare checkins and Facebook data.  Now the app has been officially banned …
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.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Twitter Takes Tweetdeck Offline After Apparent Bug Opens Access To Accounts  —  Twitter has taken Tweetdeck offline after an apparent bug has possibly given some Tweetdeck users access to others' accounts.  —  A Tweetdeck user in Australia, Geoff Evanson, says he discovered today …
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 …
Adi Avidor / Inside Search:
Graphing on Google.com - Now in 3D  —  A few months ago we launched a graphing functionality right in search to help students and math lovers plot functions in an easy, simple way.  In addition to calculating something simple like dividing up a restaurant bill or graphing more difficult math functions using …
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."]
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 …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Senator Al Franken: ‘privacy is a casualty’ of Google and Facebook's success  —  Senator Al Franken gave a rousing speech to the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section last night, calling for greater antitrust oversight of large media and tech companies as a way to ensure greater privacy protections for Americans.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sega shutting down games, laying off people  —  Sega said today that it will restructure its Western operations as it deals with the transformation from a maker of retail games to digital distribution.  The restructuring will result in an unspecified number of job losses and game cancellations.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Appstore Generates More Revenue Per Daily User Than Google Play  —  According to new data released today by mobile analytics firm Flurry, Amazon's Appstore for Android is generating more revenue per daily user than the Google Android Market, which was recently rebranded as the Google Play store.
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 …
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 …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Workers Put Tim Cook Atop List of Most Beloved CEOs  —  Tim Cook, the man Apple co-founder Steve Jobs hand-picked to be his successor, may never surpass Jobs in panache or vision, but as a leader, he's picking up right where Jobs left off.  —  Indeed, after just 10 months …
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) …

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