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China suspected in major hacking of health insurer "The massive computer breach against Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, exposes a growing cyberthreat facing health-care companies that experts say are often unprepared for large attacks," reports The Washington Post's Drew Harwell and Ellen Nakashima."Investigators suspect Chinese hackers may be responsible for the breach, according to a person briefed on some aspects of the probe. There are also some indications that other health-care companies may have been targeted, said the individual, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.”
GCHQ mass internet surveillance was unlawful, court rules "Mass surveillance of the internet by the British monitoring agency GCHQ was unlawful until the end of last year, the UK’s most secretive court has ruled," reports The Guardian's Owen Bowcott. "The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled on Friday that the agency’s access to intercepted information obtained by the US National Security Agency (NSA) breached human rights law.”
Limit ‘Right to be forgotten’ to Europe, panel tells Google "Europe’s so-called right to be forgotten should apply only in Europe," reports The New York Time's Mark Scott. "That was the majority opinion in a recommendation published on Friday by an eight-person committee set up by Google to provide guidance over how the search giant should comply with a landmark privacy ruling in the 28-member bloc.”
White House names Tony Scott as the new U.S. CIO President Obama on Thursday named former VMWare executive Tony Scott as the country's third chief information officer. "Over the past six years, this Administration has embarked on a comprehensive approach to fundamentally improve the way Government delivers results and technology services to the public,” wrote Office of Management and Budget director Shaun Donovan and OMB deputy director of management Beth Cobert in a blog post. "Tony will bring will over 35 years of global leadership and management experience to build upon our progress and drive continued success."
Everything you need to know about net neutrality now, in plain English Still need a net neutrality primer -- or one to forward on to your friends? The Post's Brian Fung has you covered. "You may have heard that the Federal Communications Commission is proposing some new rules for the Internet," he writes. "Here's what they mean for you, in plain English.”