Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a civil judge, the owner … Read More

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a judge, the owner … Read More

Pro-Russia separatists flex muscles in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula – Washington Post

Washington PostSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Several hundred armed men in green camouflage, without insignia and carrying military-style automatic rifles, entered and secured areas of the civilian airport in Crimea’s regional capital … Read More

Honolulu law firm will represent Kauai County in GMO lawsuit – Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)

Honolulu law firm will represent Kauai County in GMO lawsuitPacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)Carvalho pointed out that the administration will continue to move forward with drafting administrative rules for implementing … Read More

Lenovo banks on $1 BEELLION Moto turnaround in SIX quarters – Register

RegisterLenovo boss Yang Yuanqing has boasted that he can wipe Motorola Mobility’s $1bn-a-year (£600m) losses in just six quarters once his firm takes the helm at the handset maker. Yang … Read More

A Call To Arms, After a Dismal Year for Cyber Security – Latin Post

Latin PostWhile thousands of tech companies and organizations, big and small, and many more concerned citizens got out and protested mass internet surveillance earlier this month, one senior VP at … Read More

Citrus Heights repo firm purchased by Nashville company – Sacramento Bee

Citrus Heights repo firm purchased by Nashville companySacramento BeeNashville-based Primeritus Financial Services Inc., a company specializing in auto repossession management, skip tracing and remarketing services, says it has acquired Repo … Read More

Charlotte City Council votes to hire Atlanta firm for airport valet work – Charlotte Observer

Charlotte City Council votes to hire Atlanta firm for airport valet workCharlotte ObserverThe Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday to hire an Atlanta-based company to manage the curbside and business … Read More

Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS – Register

RegisterUpdated2 Apple has updated its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that blows apart the integrity of encrypted connections. Versions 7.0.6 and 6.1.6, available now for download, fixes … Read More

MWC 2014: What to Expect From Samsung, Nokia, Sony, LG And More – TechnoBuffalo

TechnoBuffaloThe firm already introduced a new phone during CES 2014, the Xperia Z1 Compact, but there’s also hope that we’ll see the Xperia Z2 “Sirius” flagship make an appearance. We’ve … Read More

Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With ‘Ultrasonic Sound’ – Reuters

ReutersWhen it comes to security, Google is trying something a little different. The search giant has acquired SlickLogin, a young security startup that authenticates user identities using — get this … Read More

Kickstarter breach blags users’ details, encrypted passwords – Inquirer

InquirerCROWDFUNDING WEBSITE Kickstarter has been breached by hackers that lifted users’ personal details and encrypted passwords. The firm was notified of the hack by law enforcement officials. It wasted no … Read More

Super Bowl was not so super for hotels – Los Angeles Times

Super Bowl was not so super for hotelsLos Angeles TimesHotel occupancy rates for Super Bowl weekend were 61% in Bergen County, N.J., 79% in New York’s Times Square area and … Read More

NSA Australia allies ‘spied on US law firm’ in Indonesia row – BBC News

BBC NewsAustralian spies tapped a US law firm representing Indonesia in a trade dispute with the US, new leaks say. The 2013 document obtained by the New York Times does … Read More

Did the NSA really help spy on US lawyers? – Washington Post

Washington PostThe front page of the Sunday New York Times features a new Snowden-based story that looks, at first blush, like a really big deal. Authored by James Risen and … Read More

Report: Document shows surveillance of law firm – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency was involved in the surveillance of an American law firm while it represented a foreign government in trade disputes with the United … Read More

China to Further Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBEIJING—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he received firm commitments from Chinese leaders to take additional steps to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program. Mr. … Read More

January 2014 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One by a nearly 2-to-1 margin – VentureBeat

VentureBeatGamers only spent $664 million on physical games at brick-and-mortar stores, which is down 21 percent from $835 million in 2013, according to industry research firm The NPD Group’s monthly … Read More

Dallas Comic Con sold to foreign firm on eve of move from Irving to Dallas – Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsInforma, a publishing company with offices in London and Switzerland, has purchased the three conventions — Dallas Comic Con, Fan Days and Sci-Fi Expo — staged by Flower … Read More