Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen Leaving Facebook To Co-Found A Music Startup — Facebook at Work, Facebook's first move to turn its social network into an enterprise tool, has remained in closed beta since its launch in January this year. But as the product continues to inch …
Benjamin Brake / Foreign Affairs:
Governments can better mitigate risk from the burgeoning surveillance software industry with bug bounties, not export controls — The Bug Trade … Since Apple and Google announced last year that they would encrypt mobile user data by default, senior Western officials have denounced …
Jake Halpern / The Atlantic:
Behind Liberty Reserve, the digital currency shut down by US authorities for money laundering — Bank of the Underworld … In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secret Service orchestrated a sting operation. The target was a Vietnamese man named Hieu Minh Ngo.
Jon Christian / Slate:
Ancestry.com's data export tool for shuttered social networking site MyFamily didn't save the discussions of former users, erasing family memories of avid users — Deleting the Family Tree — When Ancestry.com shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years' worth of my family's correspondence and memories.
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
In e-commerce push, Google releases first fashion trends report and plans to share search data to help major retailers with fashion planning and forecasting — The Latest Fashion, Trending on Google — Normcore? So last year. String bikinis? Most definitely over.