Mon August 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Google To Buy Frommer's Travel Guides

Google will buy the Frommer's travel guides from John Wiley & Sons.
Kimihiro Hoshino AFP/Getty Images

Google will buy the Frommer's travel guide from John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the publishing company announced Monday.

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Mon August 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Google Cutting 4,000 Jobs At Motorola; 1,300 Of Them Are In U.S.

Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx.
David Becker Getty Images

Google is eliminating about 20 percent of the jobs at Motorola Mobility, the struggling cellphone manufacturer it finished acquiring earlier this year for $12.5 billion, according to reports from The New York Times, Dow Jones' All Things Digital blog and other news outlets.

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Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

FTC Finalizes Privacy Settlement With Facebook

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 10:20 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about history of Facebook during the f/8 conference in San Francisco.
Paul Sakuma AP

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Facebook in which the social media leader agrees to get users' approval before making any privacy changes and agrees to periodic third-party audits for the next 20 years on how it handles user privacy.

We told you about this settlement back in November, but today, Reuters reports, after a period of public comment, the settlement has become official.

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Fri August 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Yes, There's Probably A Medical App For That

With thousands of medical apps available for download, patients and physicians can instantly keep visual records of wounds and look up symptoms.
Benjamin Morris NPR

How many calories have I consumed this week? How well did I sleep last night?

What about this thing on my leg — is it infected? What does an ECG for ventricular tachycardia look like again?

Yes, you guessed it. There is an app for that.

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Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Kaspersky Lab Says It Has Found Another State-Sponsored Computer Virus

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 3:04 pm

Decrypted configuration data.
Secure List

Kaspersky Lab made another big announcement this morning: It has found another nation-state sponsored virus it is calling Gauss.

What makes this different than Stuxnet or Flame, which they discovered in May, this is the first "publicly known nation-state sponsored banking Trojan."

In a long explanation, Kaspersky said that by looking at virus it had determined it was related to Flame and Stuxnet.

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