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Citi Bike leaks private info of 1,174 customers by accident

A software glitch in the New York bicycle-sharing program has led to a breach of customers' names, contact information, credit card numbers and security codes, passwords, and birth dates.<p>Just before launching, the New York bicycle-sharing program Citi Bike accidentally leaked the private account …

Customers

Is Ibrahim Balic Behind the Apple Dev Center Hack? Maybe Not.

Ibrahim Balic’s Twitter image<p>Is Ibrahim Balic behind the hack that drove Apple to take its Developer Center offline for a few days and completely …

Security

Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity

It was May 24, 2007 at Facebook’s inaugural developers conference f8, held at the San Francisco Design Center. Mark Zuckerberg, just 10 days past his …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

A Petition For Nintendo To Eliminate Region Locks Is Gaining Steam

Could we be approaching the end of region locks for video games? For years, it has been industry policy to distribute all games coded only to the particular region they’re sold in, and unplayable on consoles geared towards different regions. In the wake of Sony announcing that the PS4 will be …

Google: Gaming community growing faster than YouTube itself

Google has published a study on its Think Insights page that investigates just how important YouTube is to coverage-hungry gamers. The findings show that 95 percent are relying on these videos as a major source of entertainment and news — and spent more than twice the time watching them in 2012 …

Analyst says that Nokia should adopt Android before it's too late

The Android, Windows, Nokia discussion is a bit of an old one, but there has been a resurgence of interest in Nokia’s operating system of choice recently. Fresh data is suggesting that Nokia is really starting to feel the pressure after tying itself into Microsoft’s platform – the company even …

Mobile

Pebble smartwatch makes retail debut, now shipping from Best Buy

The Pebble smartwatch's claim to fame is its record-breaking Kickstarter campaign — 85,000 units sold and over $10 million collected — but the device is also known for being incredibly difficult to purchase thanks to months-long pre-order lists and missed ship dates. That's about to change, …

Xbox chief's sudden exit reportedly due to upcoming Microsoft reorganization

Don Mattrick, the former Microsoft executive who oversaw the Xbox business, has taken over as Zynga CEO in a rapid move just weeks after the Xbox One unveiling and E3. His surprising and sudden exit may not have been a result of recent Xbox blunders, but more to do with Microsoft's upcoming reorg.</i> …