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Google vet’s move to Snapchat raises specter of (gasp!) non-cloud deployment

Nothing raises the hackles of a cloud provider more than the slightest notion that a customer might move more of its precious IT load back in house. …

Technology used in Europe would better protect U.S. shopper data

SACRAMENTO — Personal information collected from credit card shoppers would be better protected by upgrading the country's entire payment system to technology that has dramatically reduced fraud in Europe.<p>That was the consensus of a group of retailers, bankers, credit card companies and consumer …

Personal Information

Missouri Execution Stalled Over Lethal Drugs In Short Supply

A few years ago, Missouri, like other states, was having trouble finding lethal execution drugs. Europe was balking, and U.S. drug manufacturers didn't want a part of it.<p>So Missouri turned to a place called a compounding pharmacy to make up the needed drugs based on the ingredients. Missouri …

Shooter in Loud Music Killing Felt Victimized, Tapes Reveal

U.S. news<p>JACKSONVILLE, Florida — A Florida man convicted at the weekend of attempted murder in a dispute over loud rap music felt he was victimized by four teenagers he shot at, according to tapes of jailhouse telephone calls released by prosecutors on Tuesday.<p>Michael Dunn, 47, is facing a minimum …

Crime

Iran Nuclear Talks Start In Vienna: Iranian, U.S. Delegates Meet

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau<p>VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's contested nuclear programme in coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.<p>Senior U.S. and …

CBO: Minimum Wage Hike Could Boost Paychecks – And Cut Jobs

Whatever you already believed about raising the federal minimum wage, you now have more ammo for your argument, thanks to a report released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office, titled "The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income."<p>Yes, you're right: Raising the wage …