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Convicted Hacker Says He Committed Credit Card Heist for U.S. Government

The hacker who orchestrated the biggest computer crime operation in U.S. history is alleging that the American government authorized him to do so. Last year, 29-year-old Albert Gonzalez pleaded guilty to hacking into computer systems at TJX, Office Max, Dave & Busters, Heartland Payment Systems and other companies, in order to steal some 130 million credit card numbers. He received a 20-yea...

Ada Lovelace Fans Salute Gals in Tech, Smartphone Use Continues Meteoric Rise

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... When discussing the top names in tech, Gates, Jobs, Schmidt, and Wozniak typically dominate the conversation. The pioneers of computing, science and technology aren't limited to that old boys club, though, and this week hosted a celebration of the top women in technology. Ada Lovelace Day, named for the writer of possibly the world'...