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Updated September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Your 45 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated September 9, 2014

Premium Lock 'Fury' at discrimination drives 'Innovating Women' book by Vivek Wadhwa

Former Triangle entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, a U.S. citizen born in India, has fought for gender and cultural equality in the technology industry, over the past two decades. He takes his battle to a new level today with the release of a new book, "Innovating Women." And his second book is already receiving critical praise. A humbled Wadhwa is thankful for the support he is receiving, but his 'fury" over discrimination remains.

Updated September 9, 2014

Premium Lock Tweet and buy: Twitter tests shopping service

Twitter      After clicking the "Buy" button, users are asked to enter their address and credit card information. The order is then sent to the merchant for delivery. The company said in a blog post that users' personal information will be encrypted and saved on Twitter so that they can buy things again without re-entering their information.

September 8, 2014

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WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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September 5, 2014

Premium Lock Apple beefing up security after celebrity photo hacking

iTunes on iCloud   CEO Tim Cook tells The Wall Street Journal that Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to let users know when someone tries to restore iCloud data on a new device, change an account password or attempts an initial log on to an account with a new device. Previously there were no notifications for restoring iCloud data, but users did receive an email when someone tried to change a password or log in for the first time from a new device.

Updated September 4, 2014

Premium Lock RTI study: Facebook's data center delivers huge impact to NC

Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs on site, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy of $680 million. Some 4,700 jobs were created. So says RTI International in a new report.

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September 4, 2014

Premium Lock Stolen photos of stars find 'safe harbor' online - legally

Jennifer Lawrence  To preserve the Internet as a free-wheeling forum, the U.S. Congress included a key provision in a 1998 law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that governs the online distribution of photos, video and text. A "safe harbor" clause absolves websites of any legal liability for virtually all content posted on their services. The law, known as the DMCA, requires websites and other Internet service providers to remove a piece of content believed to be infringing on a copyright after being notified of a violation by the copyright owner.

Updated September 3, 2014

Premium Lock If celebrity data can get hacked, how do you protect yours?

Cybersecurity   The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. So how can you protect your own data?

Updated September 3, 2014

Premium Lock Celebrity photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

Whether famous or seemingly anonymous, people from all walks of life put all sorts of things online or into cloud-based storage systems, from vital financial information to the occasional nude photo. Periodic cases of hacking fuel outrage, but there's no retreat from digital engagement or any imminent promise of guaranteed privacy.

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September 2, 2014

Premium Lock Connect with us via social media; don't forget twice-daily email newsletter

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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August 26, 2014

Premium Lock Survey: Most social media users steer clear of hot-button issues

People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Updated August 18, 2014

Premium Lock IBM cuts in Korea; Google's latest buy; Microsoft touts Explorer - again; LinkedIn's new move; Apple storage in China; Xbox update

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Officials say IBM is restructuring in Korea; Google buys image analysis startup Jetpac; Microsoft urges web users for second chance to Internet Explorer; What LinkedIn's marketing prospects look like after its Bizo buy; Apple to start storing user data in China; Xbox One announces major software update for September.

August 12, 2014

Premium Lock Is Facebook's Messenger app a privacy threat? Not really

Facebook's Nearby Friends   Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. In truth, Facebook Messenger isn't any more invasive than Facebook's main app --or other similar applications.

August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL TechWire headlines

Week in review At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Another way for us to connect: WRAL TechWire at LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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August 6, 2014

Premium Lock Latest news on Glaxo, Comcast, FCC and Google

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: GSK gets a lift as Express Scripts reinstates lung drug Advair; Comcast initiates amnesty, free service for the poor; FCC's Friends and Family Plan; and Wikipedia link to be hidden in Google under 'right to be forgotten' law.

August 5, 2014

Premium Lock LinkedIn pays $6M in unpaid wages, damages

LinkedIn Professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to almost 400 current and former employees, the U.S. Department of Labor reported on Monday.

Updated August 4, 2014

Premium Lock Noteables seeks to create 'digital campfire' experience

Memory Makers About two years ago, Jeffrey Gray, co-founder and CEO of Noteables.com, decided it was time to pull the trigger on starting a company based on an idea he had been tweaking. In July, he and co-founder Jordan Shamp launched Noteables, a site intended to act as a digital campfire where people collaboratively share memories.

August 4, 2014

Premium Lock Your 50 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

August 1, 2014

Premium Lock Twitter tests new hastags; Nortel pensioners fight deal; ChannelAdvisor-Yahoo deal; T-Mobile's new bidder

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: The Wall Street Journal says Twitter is testing new hashtags; Nortel pensioners don't like bankruptcy deal; ChannelAdvisor makes a deal with Yahoo; French firm bids for T-Mobile.

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