Home Depot Settles 2014 Breach Lawsuit for $17.5 Million

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million settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a 2014 data breach that compromised the payment card data of 40 million of the retailer's customers. Home Supply Retailer Must Also Implement Several Cybersecurity Protocols The Home Depot reached a $17.5

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Predictions 2014: A Difficult Year To See

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The post Predictions 2014: A Difficult Year To See appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. But gazing into 2014 has been the hardest of the bunch – and not because the industry is getting so complicated. And yet somehow, this all leads me to my 2014 predictions. For this year’s 2014 predictions, then, I’m going to once again predict what I hope will happen. 2014 will be the year auto companies come to terms with this question.

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My 2014 NewCo SF Schedule: Hard Choices

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The post My 2014 NewCo SF Schedule: Hard Choices appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post My 2014 NewCo SF Schedule: Hard Choices appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. As I did last year, I picked my NewCo San Francisco schedule early, so I could prepare in advance of the festival this September 10-12. There are nearly 130 extraordinary companies to choose from, so it’s not easy to decide where to spend your time. But decide we must.

My Predictions for 2014: How’d I Do?

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The post My Predictions for 2014: How’d I Do? I called 2014 “A Difficult Year to See,” because my vision had been clouded by a deep anxiety over why tech hasn’t tackled what seemed to me to be the world’s most pressing problem. 2014 is the year climate change goes from a political debate to a global force for unification and immediate action. Search revenues have been slowing for years, but 2014 was the year everyone woke up to it.

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Authorities Arrest Suspect in 2014 UPMC Data Breach

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Indictment Describes Hacking of HR Database at Medical Center in Pittsburgh Authorities have arrested a suspect accused of hacking the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's human resources database in 2014 and stealing personally identifiable information from 65,000 employees, which was then used for tax fraud

Booter Boss Interviewed in 2014 Pleads Guilty

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net prior to our phone call in 2014. In February 2014, KrebsOnSecurity reached out to Usatyuk’s father Peter Usatyuk , an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 13, 2014. ” That 2014 story declined to quote Rasbora by name because he was a minor, but his father seemed alarmed enough about my inquiry that he insisted his son speak with me about the matter.

2014 IAPP Global Privacy Summit

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March 5-7, 2014. Join us at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., Hunton & Williams privacy professionals will be featured speakers in the following sessions: Protecting Privacy under the Cybersecurity Microscope. Thursday, March 6, 10:45 a.m. Speakers include: Lisa J.

Hunton Global Privacy Update – November 2014

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On November 18, 2014, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. Listen to a recording of the November 2014 Hunton Global Privacy Update.

Hunton Global Privacy Update – September 2014

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On September 16, 2014, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. Listen to a recording of the September 2014 Hunton Global Privacy Update. The next Privacy Update is slated for November 18, 2014.

Google: The Information-First Conglomerate

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13 2014. The post Google: The Information-First Conglomerate appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Larry Page on the cover of Fortune, Nov. Last week Google CEO Larry Page got the Fortune magazine cover treatment , the latest of many such pieces attempting to quantify Google’ sprawling business. The business press is obsessed with answering the question of whether we’ve reached “ Peak Google.”

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2014

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Join us at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Data Protection Congress in Brussels, November 18-20, 2014. Hunton & Williams privacy professionals will be featured speakers in the following sessions: Internet of Things, Data Protection and Security: What are the Legal Challenges, and How Do We Overcome Them? Preconference Workshop: Tuesday, November 18, 2:00 p.m.

What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack

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The post What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I’ve come across any number of interesting startups in my ongoing grok of the mobile world (related posts: 1 , 2 , 3 ). And the pace has quickened as founders have begun to reach out to me to share their work.

What Media Must Do To Succeed

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The post What Media Must Do To Succeed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Wired Founder Louis Rossetto at work in the early days. image ). Man, there’s been a ton of hand wringing over “the media” of late, from all the fuss over First Look and the New Republic to questions about whether a publication can survive if it’s not at 20-30mm uniques and growing – like current darlings Vox, BuzzFeed, and Vice.

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Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014

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On July 15, 2014, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. Listen to a recording of the July 2014 Hunton Global Privacy Update. The next Privacy Update is slated for September 16, 2014.

First Quarter 2014 Exposes 176 Million Records

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Analysis of data compromise activity for Q1 2014 shows that, while the number of incidents taking place remains comparable to Q1 2013, the number of records lost per incident is on the rise. The total number of records exposed in the first quarter of 2014 exceeded 176 million – or roughly a 46% increase compared to the number of records loss in Q1 2013. Troubling Trend Of Larger, More Severe Data Breaches Continues.

Hunton Global Privacy Update – May 2014

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On May 14, 2014, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. Listen to a recording of the May 2014 Hunton Global Privacy Update. The next Privacy Update is slated for July 15, 2014.

The Web Will Kill Apps

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The post The Web Will Kill Apps appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Lots of the “apps are killing the web” meme going around these days, with the latest batch of casket sealant come from no greater validator of commonly agreed upon wisdom than the Wall St. Journal. “The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It” argues Christopher Mims, and it’s hard to argue with him given the preponderance of current evidence. I disagree.

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Thoughts On Alibaba

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The post Thoughts On Alibaba appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image WSJ ). A caveat before I think out loud, quite possibly getting myself into a running battle I know I can’t win: I’m not a public market stock investor, I’ve never been one, and take the following ruminations at the price they’re offered: IE, free.

The Next Stage of Mobile Quickening: Links Get Intelligent

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The post The Next Stage of Mobile Quickening: Links Get Intelligent appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. How Branch Metrics works…click to enlarge. Early in a conversation with Alex Austin, CEO of mobile startup Branch Metrics , I had to interrupt and ask what seemed like a really dumb question. “So, wait, Alex, you’re telling me that the essence of your company’s solution is that it… makes sure a link works?”

Whither the Public Commons? Enter The Private Corporation

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The post Whither the Public Commons? Enter The Private Corporation appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) From time to time a piece reminds us that we are in a slow, poorly articulated struggle over what we hold as a public commons. That was the case with Vanity Fair’s Man and Uber Man , a profile of Uber’s Travis Kalanick by Kara Swisher.

Early Lessons From My Mobile Deep Dive: The Quickening Is Nigh

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The post Early Lessons From My Mobile Deep Dive: The Quickening Is Nigh appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Do you really want to eat them one at a time? Me, I prefer mashing ‘em up. Recently I began a walkabout of sorts, with a goal of ameliorating my rather thin understanding of the mobile marketplace. If you read me closely, you know I’ve been more than frustrated with what I call the “ chicletized world ” of disconnected mobile apps.

“Facebook Is a Weatherless World”

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The post “Facebook Is a Weatherless World” appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ). This quote, from a piece in Motherboard , hit me straight between the eyeballs: Facebook…will not let you unFacebook Facebook. It is impossible to discover something in its feeds that isn’t algorithmically tailored to your eyeball.

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The Internet Big Five: Doubling In Three Years On A Trillion Dollar Base

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The post The Internet Big Five: Doubling In Three Years On A Trillion Dollar Base appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. From time to time I have tracked what I call the “Internet Big Five” – the key platform technology companies that are driving the Internet economy. Nearly three years ago I wrote the first of this series – The Internet Big Five.

Hunton Global Privacy Update – March 2014

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On March 18, 2014, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. Listen to a recording of the March 2014 Hunton Global Privacy Update. The next Privacy Update is slated for May 14, 2014. The program focused on some of the recent developments in privacy, including observations from the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C.,

Hunton Global Privacy Update – January 2014

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On January 21, 2014, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. The program highlighted some of the key privacy developments that companies will encounter in 2014, including cybersecurity issues in the U.S., Listen to a recording of the January 2014 Hunton Global Privacy Update. The next Update is slated for March 18, 2014.

Retail giant Home Depot agrees to a $17.5 million settlement over 2014 data breach

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million settlement in a multi-state investigation of the data breach that the company suffered in 2014. million settlement over the 2014 data breach. In 2014, Home Depot revealed that the data breach impacted 56 million customers across the US and Canada.

2014 Privacy, Policy and Technology Summit

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Join us in New York City on May 19-20, 2014, for the Privacy, Policy & Technology Summit – A High Level Briefing for Today’s Top Privacy Executives. Lisa Sotto, partner and head of the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Hunton & Williams LLP will be a featured speaker at the session on “Cybersecurity: Insider Tips for Proactively Protecting Your Company and Its Data While Reducing Downstream Regulatory and Litigation Exposure.”.

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My Picks for NewCo Silicon Valley

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The post My Picks for NewCo Silicon Valley appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. We’re more than halfway through the NewCo festival season, with Amsterdam, San Francisco, Detroit, New York, and London/UK behind us, and Silicon Valley, Boulder, and Los Angeles coming up. Next up is Silicon Valley , which goes off Oct. 21 – 23, centered on the axis of Palo Alto.

A Return To Form In Media

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The post A Return To Form In Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Once upon a time, print was a vibrant medium, a platform where entrepreneurial voices created new forms of value, over and over again. I’ll admit it was my native platform, at least for a while – Wired and The Industry Standard were print-driven companies, though they both innovated online, and the same could be said for Make , which I helped early in its life.

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SEC Fines Yahoo $35 Million Over 2014 Breach

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Securities and Exchange Commission to settle accusations that the search giant failed to promptly notify investors about a December 2014 data breach Regulator Accuses Yahoo - Now 'Altaba' - Of Taking Too Long To Notify Investors Yahoo, now known as Altaba, has agreed to a $35 million civil fine with the U.S.

Google+ Won (Or Why Google Never Needed A Social Network)

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The post Google+ Won (Or Why Google Never Needed A Social Network) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Since the news that Google+ chief Vic Gundotra has abruptly left the company , the common wisdom holds that Google’s oft-derided Facebook clone will not be long for this world. But whether or not Google+ continues as a standalone product isn’t the question.

Why I’m Watching Deep Linking In Mobile

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The post Why I’m Watching Deep Linking In Mobile appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The first ever web page, created by Sir Tim Berners Lee to explain, naturally, the WWW. We are at a turning point in the mobile app ecosystem where deeplinking is becoming a priority and not just a feature. – URX blog. This week marks the beginning of a journey I’m taking to understand “deep linking” in mobile.

Living Systems and The Information First Company

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The post Living Systems and The Information First Company appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. A map tracing the information flows within Uber’s San Francisco market. One of the great joys of my career is the chance to speak at gatherings of interesting people. Sometimes it’s an unscripted, wide ranging conversation (like during Advertising Week , for example), but other times it’s a formal presentation, which means many hours of preparation and reportage.

What Is Google?

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The post What Is Google? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Every so often it’s fun to see what Google says about itself via its autocomplete function. For your enjoyment, a few choice images: The post What Is Google? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Random, But Interesting Google

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To Be Clear: Do Not Build Your Brand House On Land You Don’t Own

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The post To Be Clear: Do Not Build Your Brand House On Land You Don’t Own appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) I took a rigorous walk early this morning, a new habit I’m trying to adopt – today was Day Two. Long walks force a certain meditative awareness. You’re not moving so fast that you miss the world’s details passing by - in fact, you can stop to inspect something that might catch your eye.

A Big Day For Federated, and the Birth of Sovrn Holdings

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The post A Big Day For Federated, and the Birth of Sovrn Holdings appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Today marks a big milestone for Federated Media , the company we launched way back in 2005. As you can read here, LIN Media is acquiring Federated Media’s brand and content marketing business , and a new company, sovrn Holdings, Inc. sovrn”), has been born.

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Every Company Is An Experience Company

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The post Every Company Is An Experience Company appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Illustration by Craig Swanson and idea by James Cennamo. Some years ago while attempting to explain the thinking behind my then-startup Federated Media, I wrote that all brands are publishers (it was over on the FM blog, which the new owners apparently have taken down – a summary of my thinking can be found here ).

A Breakdown and Analysis of the December, 2014 Sony Hack

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Another incredibly far-reaching in-depth compromise of Sony Pictures has happened, this time by a group known as the Guardians of Peace (GOP). The new compromise has all of the excitement of the old events and more, as blaming North Korea for the attack in retaliation to a movie being released by Sony Pictures is all the rage. Risk Based Security has been keeping an updated timeline of the breach, analyzing the leaked documents, and providing links to additional information.

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Might Curators Be An Answer To Twitter’s Signal To Noise Problem?

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The post Might Curators Be An Answer To Twitter’s Signal To Noise Problem? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. My stats in 2008. And at present. 10X the number of folks followed = Signal to Noise problem. Twitter’s lack of growth over the past few months has quickly become its defining narrative – witness Inside Twitter’s plan to fix itself from Quartz, which despite the headline, fails to actually explain anything about said plan.

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We Have Yet to Clothe Ourselves In Data. We Will.

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The post We Have Yet to Clothe Ourselves In Data. We Will. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. We are all accustomed to the idea of software “Preferences” – that part of the program where you can personalize how a particular application looks, feels, and works. Nearly every application that matters to me on my computer – Word, Keynote, Garage Band, etc. – have preferences and settings.