Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk 

After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: “If the NSA wants to respond, please do.” And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett answers Anderson’s questions about the balance between security and protecting privacy.

Apple hides a serious security flaw behind arcane language

Apple revealed on Friday that its mobile operating system has a critical flaw that could allow hackers and government officials to intercept ostensibly secure communications between the company’s smartphones, tablets, and the Web.

IBM, AT&T Hook Up on Internet of Things 

IBM and AT&T on Tuesday announced they were forming a global alliance to develop solutions for the Internet of Things. They will be combining their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies — all with privacy in mind — to gain insights from machine-to-machine data collected by a variety of industries.

Edoardo Facchini

Sir Jony Ive – he’s a Knight, don’t forget! – did disappear from Apple’s executive biopage this morning, but don’t worry, he still works there. 

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4.6 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers reportedly affected by data breach. What it means for users:

Snapchat, a company that has made a name for itself by offering people a way to send very private correspondence, has suffered a very public leak of its users’ information. And there doesn’t appear to be much that users can do about it.