Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

The company says it will try to defend against attacks on its products by anyone.

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You Won’t Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

The NSA’s Sears catalog for spies has been released.

HP Is Negotiating to Settle Bribery Charges

The allegations stem from a deal with a Russian government agency.

CIOs Brand Enterprise Social Tools as Most Overhyped Technology of the Year

Most underhyped? A tie between mobile and security.

Malware Attacks by Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Are on the Rise

The Syrian Electronic Army isn’t the only pro-Assad group using hacking attacks.

Target Says PIN Numbers Among Data Stolen in Breach

They were still encrypted, the store says.

Intel Bets on Video Everywhere With Investment in Taiwan’s SanJet

Think GoPro but with more of a day-to-day feel.

Vivoom Shoots Mobile Video With Movie and TV-Like Effects

GenArts, maker of the iOS app, is a big supplier of visual effects software to TV and motion picture studios.

Evernote CEO Phil Libin on Turning Loyal Users Into Paying Customers

In the second part of a Q&A, the company’s founder also talks about its security breach earlier this year, plans for an IPO and new data centers, and why good problems are worse than bad problems.

The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

The first questions about a problematic encryption method arose in 2007, and for six years it appeared that RSA did nothing to address them.

Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A well-known security researcher says he won’t speak at next year’s RSA conference after reports allege that the company worked with the NSA to allow back doors into encryption products.

Acer Names Former Chip Exec as Third CEO in Two Months

Can Salesforce.com Grow Into a $10 Billion Company?

Oracle Acquires Cloud Marketing Player Responsys for $1.5 Billion

BlackBerry Reports Massive $4.4 Billion Quarterly Loss, Inks a Deal With Foxconn

Calxeda, Chipmaker That Sought to Bring ARM Chips to Servers, Has Shut Down

Meet Kathy Brown, the Internet Society’s New CEO

The Washington Post Is Hacked Again, and Again China Is Suspected

Oracle Shakes Off Wall Street’s Worries, Beats Estimates in Q2

What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won’t Believe It.

Apple’s Mac Pro Starts Shipping Tomorrow

HP CEO Whitman Just Got a Big Pay Raise

Microsoft Veteran DelBene Tapped to Run Health Care Site

Oracle May Be Flat in Q2, but It May Be Warming Up for a Strong 2014

In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

Violin Memory Fires CEO Basile as IPO and Quarterly Results Disappoint

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work