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Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

New Gmail messaging feature causes privacy concerns

<b>Users of Google's Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient has shared their email address.</b><p>The new feature will include everyone signed up to both Gmail and Google+, the web giant's social network.<p>The change has caused …

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Yahoo says malware attack farther reaching than thought

Yahoo has provided more information on an ad-related malware attack first reported a week ago that may have affected more than 2 million PCs and put Yahoo users' personal data in jeopardy. The company said some people outside Europe may, in fact, have been hit and that the attacks started four days …

Lobbying Talking Points Show Insurer Freak-Out Over Potential Obamacare Provision Repeal

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association CEO Scott Serota asks members to lobby the Hill against repeal of the "risk corridor and reinsurance program" that Republicans believe is an insurance company bailout. The repeal "jeopardizes the entire private health insurance market and will ultimately lead to a …

Obama Administration To Recognize Utah Same-Sex Couples' Marriages

"[F]or purposes of federal law, these marriages will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages," Attorney General Eric Holder says.<p>WASHINGTON — The federal government will recognize the marriages of same-sex …

Government to drop lead contractor of health care site

WASHINGTON — The government announced Friday it is changing contractors for the troubled HealthCare.gov website, ditching lead contractor CGI Federal.<p>The company has been linked to many of the problems surrounding the launch of the federal health care exchange Oct. 1, which President Obama called …

Look Inside the U.S. Capitol Dome Reveals a Desperately Needed Repair Job

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just as the last remnants of scaffolding covering the Washington Monument are coming down, workers …

Candy Crush is Most Download iPhone App in 2013

Apple has revealed its top apps for 2013, which sees cult game Candy Crush Saga — from developer King.com — sitting pretty on top of the pile as the most downloaded iPhone app in the US, USA Today reports.<p>The best of 2013 page (which is not available in all countries worldwide) details the top free …

US creates the most e-waste, cellphones top the heap

We've known for years about the growing volume of electronic waste, but a new UN study suggests that the situation is only getting worse -- and that the US is largely to blame. The organization says that Americans created the most e-waste in 2012, at 9.4 million metric tons. The country produced no …