Hacked? Customers are often last to know

Recent computer intrusions affected JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. banks.

Days, weeks or longer can pass between when a company learns of a cyber-crime and when its customers do.

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    A Chairless Chair? Yes, let us explain.

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    White House picks D.C. attorney Danny Marti to be the next ‘IP czar’

    The Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator position has been vacant since last August.

    Google reveals its delivery drone ambitions with ‘Project Wing’

    Google reveals its delivery drone ambitions with ‘Project Wing’

    The company has been looking into developing a delivery service for two years, but only began tests of the self-flying vehicles in mid-August.

    Take a look at the newest smartwatches from Samsung, LG

    Take a look at the newest smartwatches from Samsung, LG

    Samsung and LG are both going after the wearables market this year.

    Curious about if anyone actually read your tweets? Twitter now opens its analytics dashboard to all users.

    Curious about if anyone actually read your tweets? Twitter now opens its analytics dashboard to all users.

    You can see exactly how many people viewed and engaged with your tweets, the demographic breakdown of your followers, etc.

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    Apple confirms media event for Sept. 9

    Apple’s confirmed a media event for Sept. 9, which is widely expected to the launch event for the latest iPhone.

    Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy

    For all the talk about using big data and data science to solve the world’s problems — and even all the talk about big data as one of the world’s problems — it seems like we still have a long way to go.

    The FCC’s next CTO is a net neutrality expert

    The FCC’s next CTO is a net neutrality expert

    Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irving, has built his rich academic record on questions of the open Internet.

    Guns, butter and broadband: How technology has finally emerged as a viable campaign issue

    Guns, butter and broadband: How technology has finally emerged as a viable campaign issue

    The New York Times’ endorsement of Tim Wu suggests technology has become a dinner-table issue, after years of neglect by politicians.

    Apple’s iWatch may come earlier than originally thought

    Apple’s iWatch may come earlier than originally thought

    Apple’s rumored wearable device may debut alongside the company’s new iPhone models

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    Hubble telescope's zoomed-in view of a distant galaxy

    Hubble telescope's zoomed-in view of a distant galaxy

    The European Space Agency and NASA released video of a deep sky Hubble Telescope survey called GOODS North. ESA says the zoomed in view shows "a very early stage where the dense galactic core is still furiously churning out newborn stars."

    Technology lessons from Ferguson

    Here are three ways Ferguson is changing the national debate over technology.

    Switchboard: The FBI is investigating reported hackings at JP Morgan and other banks

    Switchboard: The FBI is investigating reported hackings at JP Morgan and other banks

    Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

    14 years ago, DOJ said letting one broadband company run half the country was a bad idea

    14 years ago, DOJ said letting one broadband company run half the country was a bad idea

    Inside the story of MediaOne, a merger from the year 2000 that Comcast opponents hope will be instructive for regulators.

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    ‘Hello Kitty’ in space

    ‘Hello Kitty’ in space

    Researchers at Tokyo University have launched a “Hello Kitty” figurine into space and recorded images of it in order to demonstrate “a completely different way to use satellites,” according to Toshiki Tanaka.

    When a bike becomes its own lock

    When a bike becomes its own lock

    Three Chileans who met in college explain a plan to make a bike that can’t be stolen.

    FBI probes hack against JPMorgan, U.S. banks

    FBI probes hack against JPMorgan, U.S. banks

    The FBI is investigating cyberattacks against the computers of JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. banks.

    The smartphone ‘kill switch,’ explained

    The smartphone ‘kill switch,’ explained

    You can probably already flip a “kill switch” on your own smartphone.

    Members of Congress call for police bodycams in wake of Ferguson

    Members of Congress call for police bodycams in wake of Ferguson

    As calm returns to Ferguson, Mo., politicians are looking for ways to improve police oversight.

    How you end up spending $800 million on HealthCare.gov

    How you end up spending $800 million on HealthCare.gov

    Signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act has proven to be its own kind of jobs act, especially when it comes to the Washington-area IT community.

    Disney filed a patent for ‘blimp-sized’ puppets controlled by drones. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be in parks soon.

    Disney filed a patent for ‘blimp-sized’ puppets controlled by drones. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be in parks soon.

    One drone-related patent application is a giant marionette that steps right out of a nightmare -- before Christmas.

    When a basketball court channels a Christmas tree

    When a basketball court channels a Christmas tree

    Here’s how Nike created an absurd court that appears to be a giant TV screen.

    The Switchboard: Uber’s aggressive playbook for recruiting Lyft drivers

    The Switchboard: Uber’s aggressive playbook for recruiting Lyft drivers

    Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.