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January 10, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Don Reisinger / CNET:
Target reveals personal information for 70 million people stolen  —  Target's data breach is a bit broader than once believed.  —  The major retailer on Friday announced that up to 70 million customers have had their personal information stolen as part of the company's payment card data breach.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Target Data Breach Much Worse Than First Thought  —  Add personal information such as names, phone numbers and email addresses to the list of information stolen from customers in the recent Target data breach, one of the worst in U.S. retail history.  —  Target announced on Friday morning …
More: The SwitchTweets: @delrey and @delrey
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Readies Revamp of NSA  —  WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is leaning toward extending broad privacy protections to non-U.S. citizens and is seriously considering restructuring the National Security Agency program that collects phone-call data of nearly all Americans, officials familiar with the process said on Thursday.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Devices Flow Into Corporate World … As technology shifts from personal computers to smartphones and tablets, Apple Inc. is expanding its reach into a lucrative customer base: companies.  —  The popularity of the iPhone and iPad among employees is prompting corporate tech managers …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
PlayStation Now will require a DualShock controller for TVs, tablets, and phones  —  PlayStation Now could be the future of gaming, but you're going to need a proprietary controller to play.  Though Sony has announced that the streaming game service will come to tablets and smartphones …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
It's Never Too Early To Say Goodbye  —  “You can't just quietly slip out the door,” I've been told by too many people I trust.  So okay, fine, here's this post!  —  Since you asked, TechCrunch is in a really good place right now.  —  The various numbers we use to measure ourselves …
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Closing Windows: Microsoft and its platforms are nowhere to be found at CES  —  For over a decade, Microsoft was the dominant presence at CES.  But after pulling out the show in 2013, the company has faded almost completely from view this year: the biggest Microsoft story at CES 2014 …
More: EngadgetTweets: @bdsams
David Moskowitz / Coin Republic:
Singapore Tax Authorities (IRAS) Recognize Bitcoin and Gives Guidance  —  Singapore, January 8, 2014: While most governments are scratching their heads about how to handle Bitcoin, Singapore has once again shown its leadership in the region by letting Bitcoin businesses and merchants know how to handle taxation on transactions.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M  —  Earlier this week, Yahoo announced that it had acquired Aviate, a startup providing contextually relevant information on Android homescreens, but it didn't say anything about the acquisition price.  Now a source with knowledge of the deal tells me that the acquisition was for $80 million.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Cell Phones Let Cops Track People For A Thousandth Of The Price, Study Finds  —  It's no secret that the ability to track a cell phone has led to a sea change in law enforcement surveillance methods.  But now a pair of researchers have actually put a number to the plummeting cost …

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