Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Experian Lapse Allowed ID Theft Service Access to 200 Million Consumer Records — In October 2013, KrebsOnSecurity published an exclusive story detailing how a Vietnamese man running an online identity theft service bought personal and financial records on Americans directly from a company owned by Experian …
Naval / Startup Boy:
Bitcoin-like protocols could crowdfund and operate new OSS-based networking applications — The Bitcoin Model for Crowdfunding — Bitcoin is not just a protocol or money, it's a new business model for Open Source Software. Prior to Bitcoin, you had to raise money, write software …
Steve Kroft / CBS News:
A look at the data brokerage industry that sells personal information of millions of Americans — The Data Brokers: Selling your personal information — Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
Wireless service readily available across much of Africa, brings need for drones into question — Why flying ‘Internet drones’ over Africa is a dumb, libertarian fantasy — When I arrived in a West African newsroom last year to help with a journalism training initiative, one of the first things to come up was my BlackBerry Bold.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
WeChat opens payments to businesses and retailers in China — WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory. Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added support for any brands to allow customers to purchase items or services inside the app.