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Washington Post:
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run but faces criticisms from prominent Republicans amid failed 2010 Senate race   —  Carly Fiorina actively explores 2016 presidential run but faces GOP critics  —  On a Republican presidential debate stage expected …
Nov 27, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Comcast testing feature to track technicians in real-time; trials begin outside Boston this week, will be rolled out nationally 2015   —  Comcast is testing a way to tell you exactly when the cable guy is coming  —  Comcast is trying out a way to let customers track technicians.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Nov 20, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post launches twice-daily tablet editions on Amazon Fire app   —  The Washington Post tablet app for Kindle Fire is a highly visual news experience aimed at a national and international readership.  It offers two editions a day, as well as updates for breaking news.  (The Washington Post)
Nov 20, 2014, 1:45 PMIn context
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:
Uber updates privacy policy, reiterating it will only use rider data for “legitimate business purposes”, says it is investigating recent BuzzFeed claims   —  Under fire, Uber argues back that rider data is “confidential”  —  Facing heat over reports that the company had accessed …
Nov 18, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
State Department shuts down its e-mail system amid concerns about hacking   —  The State Department scrambled over the weekend to secure its unclassified e-mails, shutting down the entire e-mail system after finding evidence suggesting a hacker may have been been poking around.
Nov 16, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Washington Post:
NOAA's weather system hacked by Chinese, which the agency then covered up, says congressman   —  Chinese hack U.S. Weather systems, satellite network  —  Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning …
Nov 12, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Washington Post:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler signals split with Obama on net neutrality: “I am an independent agency”   —  The FCC weighs breaking with Obama over the future of the Internet  —  President Barack Obama shakes hands with then-nominee for Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler …
Nov 11, 2014, 11:55 PMIn context
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:
Even with Obama's endorsement, Net Neutrality may take time to get done as the FCC seeks firmer legal footing against lawsuits   —  Why even Obama's involvement doesn't mean net neutrality is getting done soon  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Nov 10, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Chinese hackers suspected of breaching US Postal Service, compromised data of 800K+ employees   —  China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks  —  Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees.
Nov 10, 2014, 11:25 AMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Federal sites and mobile apps implement SSL after leaking locations of people seeking AIDS services for years   —  Federal sites leaked the locations of people seeking AIDS services for years  —  Two federal government Web sites that help people find AIDS-related medical services …
Nov 7, 2014, 4:30 PMIn context

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SimilarWeb:
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Zoho:
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Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …