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White House details thinking on cybersecurity flaws. "The White House on Monday published a series of questions it asks in deciding when to make public the discovery of major flaws in computer security or whether to keep them secret so that American intelligence agencies can use them to enable surveillance or an attack," the New York Times reports.
After Comcast, Netflix signs traffic deal with Verizon. "The announcement mirrors a similar peering deal inked earlier this year by Netflix and Comcast," reports the Verge, "and likely won't be the last of its kind."
Microsoft must hand over customer data held in Dublin to U.S. government. "The company had challenged the warrant on the basis that the US government should not be able to search information stored entirely on overseas servers," reports Computerworld. "But a New York magistrate, Judge James Francis, ruled that Microsoft and other ISPs including Google could not refuse to hand over customer data even if the information was held on foreign soil."
DOE issues guidance on electric grid cybersecurity. The Hill reports, "The guidance lays out language that utilities and other should use in the procurement process to ensure that they’re buying the right products and features to keep the electric grid safe from cyber attacks, DOE said. It followed a 2009 guidance on cybersecurity that focused on power control systems."
Gogo CEO on AT&T’s plan to invade his airspace. "Though he hadn’t necessarily expected AT&T’s in-flight Internet plan announcement to come Monday," Re/code reports, "Gogo CEO Michael Small said he isn’t surprised to see big companies looking to the skies as their next growth area."