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Best Of FORBES: NSA Uses 'Leaky' Apps To Hunt Data, Bitcoin Arrests

Jan 28 2014, 1:02am CST | by

“It’s well known (and blithely accepted) that mobile advertising firms collect personal data from mobile apps for marketing purposes. Now it looks like government agencies have been trying to...

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Best Of FORBES: NSA Uses 'Leaky' Apps To Hunt Data, Bitcoin Arrests

Jan 28 2014, 1:02am CST | by

“It’s well known (and blithely accepted) that mobile advertising firms collect personal data from mobile apps for marketing purposes. Now it looks like government agencies have been trying to exploit those same programs to collect data too — though how much they have successfully collected is still unclear” — Parmy Olson. Read Report: NSA Hunts For Personal Data From ‘Leaky’ Mobile Apps

“The widening circle of arrests in the investigation of the Silk Road drug market sites just extended into the heart of the Bitcoin community. The Department of Justice announced Monday that it’s arrested Charlie Shrem, CEO of the Bitcoin payment processor BitInstant and vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, as well as Robert Faiella, an alleged underground Bitcoin exchanger, and accuses the two of selling more than $1 million worth of bitcoins to users of the Silk Road anonymous black market for drugs” — Andy Greenberg. Read Winklevoss-Funded Bitcoin Startup CEO Arrested In Silk Road Investigation

“Apple got the iPad Christmas it had promised investors, selling more tablets than analysts anticipated. But iPhone sales fell short, even after CEO Tim Cook introduced two new models, and the sales forecast for the quarter ending in March fell short of expectations. The shares dropped more than 6 percent in extending trading” — Connie Guglielmo. Read Apple Gets Its iPad Christmas, But iPhone Sales, Forecast Disappoints, Shares Fall

“Want to protect your kids from drug-resistant bacteria? Open your wallet. Governments and insurance companies need to commit to paying 10 or 50 times more than they already do if industry is going to put resources into fighting the threat of superbugs” — Matthew Herper. Read How To Avert An Antibiotic Apocalypse

“It’s inevitable that ESPN fans will eventually watch more games online. The smart guys at the Disney-owned network have to figure out how to get viewers there without alienating the cable and satellite companies who pay ESPN the highest per-subscriber fee in the cable universe. The company’s main strategy is WatchESPN. The free app lets cable subscribers watch ESPN content online for free as long as they authenticate. That means the viewer has to be a paying cable (or FIOS) subscriber” — Dorothy Pomerantz. Read ESPN Tries To Have It Both Ways

And with the Super Bowl and Olympics around the corner, check out some of the latest sports coverage on FORBES:

“This Sunday the Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks in the first-ever outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The forecast, for now anyway, calls for temperatures in the mid-30s on February 2nd. It may even rain and snow” — Monte Burke. Read Why An Outdoor, Cold-Weather Super Bowl Is A Great Idea

“Another Olympic year, another round of guessing whose mug is likely to wind up on the next Wheaties box. Who gets the big endorsements after the Games? Gold medalists, yes. Good looks don’t hurt either” — Tom Van Riper. Read Sochi 2014: Nick Goepper, Mikaela Shiffrin and 8 Other Olympians Poised To Win Marketing Gold

FORBES news:

“Very little shocks me about the media business any more. Even less catches me off guard when it comes to digital media. Then came the 24 hours after the NFL championship game between Seattle and San Francisco. That’s when I watched the power of mobile and social come together on Forbes.com like never before” — Lewis DVorkin. Read Inside Forbes: Two Surging Forces — Mobile and Social — Unite to Drive the News Business

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6 weeks ago

RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Cambodia's Famous Battambang Circus
KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was to ...
Source: Business Times Malaysia   Full article at: Business Times Malaysia
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was broken into by robber ...
Source: Business Times Malaysia   Full article at: Business Times Malaysia
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Federal Aviation Administration Bans All US Flights To Israel
KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected ...
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6 weeks ago

MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddi ...
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6 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

INDIA-CHINA-DIPLOMACY-TRADE
PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in ...
Source: Business Times Malaysia   Full article at: Business Times Malaysia
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Government Weekly Cabinet Meeting
KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.78 million in compens ...
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6 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Se ...
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6 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Iskandar Johor Open - Previews
JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocati ...
Source: Business Times Malaysia   Full article at: Business Times Malaysia
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM - Day One
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar ...
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7 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansar ...
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