A dozen nuggets

Departure from form, again.  Here are 12 quick nuggets from today’s WSJ.

  1. “Hacker Breaches Part of Federal Health Site,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 A1.  The broad network of HealthCare.gov got breached and malware added, albeit only a test environment.  And it wasn’t because the site was targeted.
  2. “Health-Care Risk for Migrants,”Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 A2.  Immigrants who fail to verify they’re in the US legally will be dropped from ObamaCare today. [Why did this one go to page A2 while the first one was front page, above-the-fold, right-hand column? Is there an election coming up?]
  3. “Governor Apologizes for Twitter Photo Misfire (sic),” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 A5.  Someone reportedly uploaded a photo of a woman in leather instead of a photo of a news conference.  Haven’t we all made that mistake?
  4. “China Detains Journalists as State Scrutiny of Media Increases,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 A9.   Charge is suspected extortion, by charging high fees for favorable news articles.
  5. “Apple Boosts iCloud Security, Jumps Into Digital Payments,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 B1  New Smartwatch to offer tap-to-pay, which is a different information delivery system. Apple alleges celebrity hacks were user error/choice.
  6. [The prior piece is really two nuggets.]
  7. “Nvidia Hits Samsung, Qualcomm With Suits On Patents,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 B3. Lawsuits to protect patents, which are an information asset.
  8. “Internet Firm, LVMH Settle Over Trademarks,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 B3. Suit settled between Google and luxury brand marketer over counterfeit goods.
  9. “Plastic Industry Ramps Up Security,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 C1.  Post-Target moves to make credit card payment (which is an information process) more secure.
  10. “Fast Traders Blamed as Firm Closes,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 C2. Hedge fund blames its closure on high-frequency traders.
  11. “Funding Tool Masks China Debt,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 C3.  Process used to raise money in a way that disguises your debt.
  12. “Security Needed on FireEye,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014 C8.  Cybersecurity firm’s market value rises and falls on news of cyberattacks and Apple’s response.

Now, you may not see information governance issues in all of these, but it struck me as a busy day.

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