Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
CVS and Rite Aid reportedly disabling NFC in stores to shut down Apple Pay and Google Wallet — CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet — Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay …
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Adobe updates Digital Edition e-book reader app to stop uploading reading logs in plain text — Adobe Updates Digital Edition, Stops Sharing User Info With the Internet — Adobe rolled out a new update for their Digital Editions Epub app today, and I have good news, bad news, and okay news.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely — Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely — Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license “virtual cores” technology to chip makers — Secretive Startup Unveils Universal Chip — Venture capitalists these days tend to avoid chip companies, largely because developing new products costs a bundle.
Michael Cooney / Network World:
The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches — FCC says TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses in the open — The FCC took a big stand today saying it will fine TerraCom and YourTel America $10 million …