Nancy WeilManaging Editor, IDG News Service

Nancy Weill is managing editor of the IDG News Service, based in Boston.

Symantec's board votes to split the company in two

One company will focus on security and the other on information management, Symantec said.

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Privacy group files FTC complaint over Facebook's 'emotional contagion' study

EPIC contends that Facebook 'purposefully messed with people's minds' when it manipulated their news feeds to measure emotional responses

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Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

The unanimous ruling comes down strongly on the side of privacy rights

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Rumors confirmed: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV

AT&T will pay about $50 billion for the satellite TV provider

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Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The two each won a highly coveted Public Service award, aided by Edward Snowden.

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Comcast, Netflix reach interconnection deal

The agreement comes after Netflix publicly released data showing a decrease in streaming speeds to broadband customers

Retailers must guard against craftier hacks, senators say

Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee point to the failure of the retail industry to implement stronger measures against hacking.

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The year in tech quotes

As the year draws to a close, we offer a dozen of the quotes that stuck with us in 2013

ITC orders import ban on some iPhones, iPads in Samsung patent dispute

Apple infringed a Samsung Electronics patent, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final judgment released Tuesday that bans import into the U.S. of certain AT&T iPhone and iPad models.

Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company

The departure of Tony Scott, who had been with Microsoft for five years, came to light online over the weekend.

Spring Java springs ahead

Epilogue to von Simson book on strategy puts the spotlight on innovation

After Ernest von Simson's book, "The Limits of Strategy: Lessons in Leadership from the Computer Industry," was published three years ago, he watched major shifts occur at the IT companies he had focused on, notably the slide of Hewlett-Packard at the same time that stalwart IBM maintained its industry standing.

HTC settles with FTC over security issues in tablets, smartphones

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with HTC America over security holes in the company's smartphone and tablet software that left millions of users' personal information at risk.

Survey: Ebook reading up, print reading declines

More Americans read ebooks in the last year, with 23 percent of those ages 16 and over going digital, compared to 16 percent in the previous survey for the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which released its latest results on ebook readership Thursday.

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Microsoft's chief researcher takes new role; will retire in 2014

Craig Mundie has left his role as Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer to become senior adviser to the CEO, as he winds down before retirement.

Report: Softbank deal to buy 70 percent stake in Sprint to be announced Monday

Softbank will acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel, with the boards of both companies agreeing to the deal, which will be announced Monday, according to CNBC.

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