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Brandon Bailey
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Online rush replaces overnight queues for #AppleWatch debut:
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An online rush replaced the traditional overnight queues outside Apple stores Friday as the iconic tech company began taking orders and letting shoppers get their hands on its much-vaunted smartwatch…
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‪#‎SiliconValley‬ has lots of ‪#‎coffee‬ shops, but this one's sponsored by a big ‪#‎software‬ company ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook.…
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Did the ‪#‎NSA‬ plant ‪#‎spyware‬ in computers around the world?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world? A new report from…
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Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud. Those medical forms you give the receptionist and send to your health insurer…
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I'm reporting today on what happens when your medical records get hacked. If you've had your insurance/health records (not bank/credit info) used for ID theft, I'd like to interview you for the Associated Press. Please email me at bbailey@ap.org... And here's today's story on the Anthem hack ..
Health care is a treasure trove for criminals looking to steal reams of personal information, as the hacking of a database maintained by the second-largest U.S. health insurer proves. The latest breach at health insurer…
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Seems it's the season for tech company CEO pay bumps ... 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM boss Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million bonus for her performance last year, even though the company's sales and profits declined in 2014. Rometty and other top executives did not take bonuses…
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Seems like everyone hates #passwords. Here's some recent moves by #Yahoo and #Microsoft toward alternatives, including #biometrics:
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional…
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Also this week: ‪#‎Lenovo‬ has acknowledged shipping laptops with ‪#‎Superfish‬ software that breaks ‪#‎encryption‬ and makes users vulnerable to ‪#‎hacking‬ ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If you've recently purchased a laptop computer made by Lenovo, you may want to hear this: Experts say the world's biggest computer maker shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could let hackers…
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If you haven't heard of #Xiaomi, you may be hearing about this fast-growing #smartphone maker soon. Some are calling them the #Chinese equivalent of #Apple. AP's Mike Liedtke and I met with Xiaomi's Hugo Barra and Bin Lin during their recent press event in San Francisco ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Xiaomi, one of China's hottest companies, is bringing its blend of cheap yet fashionable technology and crowd-pleasing antics to the U.S. Although its smartphones won't be available here anytime soon,…
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Boom times for cyber-security sleuths ... 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As hackers invade the computer systems of major companies with greater frequency and their corporate victims scramble to contain the damage and prevent future intrusions, these are boom times for cybersecurity…
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And at HP ... 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard boss Meg Whitman has graduated from the dollar-a-year club, as the struggling company prepares to split up. The veteran tech CEO was paid $19.6 million in cash and stock last year,…
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Microsoft earnings not too bad - but stock's still down tonite:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the…
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I'm a longtime Silicon Valley reporter, formerly with the San Jose Mercury News, now writing for the world's leading news service, The Associated Press.
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