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March 31, 2012, 5:05 AM

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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.
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 …
More: msnbc.com
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
TweetDeck back online, unauthorized access was ‘random’ and likely never ‘used maliciously’  —  TweetDeck, taken down earlier today, is now back online for everybody.  The original issue appeared when a user in Australia discovered he was able to access hundreds of Twitter and Facebook accounts.
More: MacNNTweets: @tweetdeck
Elinor Mills / CNET:
Old-time hacktivists to Anonymous: You've crossed the line  —  Despite shared concerns, pioneers in the movement say the methods of a newer generation abridge free speech and hurt the cause  —  Oxblood Ruffin of Cult of the Dead Cow and Hacktivismo  —  In December 1998 …
Tweets: @anonopssweden
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 …
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.
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
All Facebook Pages get Timeline  —  Summary: All Facebook Pages get the new Timeline design starting today at 11:00 AM PST.  Facebook does not have a date and time for when the update process will be complete for all Pages.  —  All Facebook Pages are getting a mandatory Timeline update today.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's Employment Contract Extended Through March 2016  —  UPDATED: “We are continuing to work on the comeback of AOL and have a plan that is beneficial for employees, customers and shareholders,” the company said.  —  NEW YORK - AOL said Friday it has extended …
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sega shutting down games, laying off people  —  Sega said today 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.
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 …

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