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  • Charter a flight with the tap of an app

    Charter a flight with the tap of an app
    Boca Raton-based JetSmarter wants to fly away with the consumer market for private jets. The year-old venture connects consumers with charter jets via a mobile app, bypassing brokers and their fees. Founder Sergey Petrossov said in the brokerage...
  • Hackers give a boost to credit monitoring firms

    Hackers give a boost to credit monitoring firms
    Increasing activity by data hackers has produced millions of victims and one clear winner: the credit monitoring business. Services with names such as BillGuard and Identity Guard report a surge in sign-ups from people anxious to be protected. Nervous...
  • Co-signed student loans flunk borrowers

    Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math? Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines. Trust me: Somewhere, a university...
  • White House report on data collection calls for privacy protections

    White House report on data collection calls for privacy protections
    A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is “saving lives” but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored and collected. The report, issued Thursday, is the...
  • More people now own smartphones than cell phones

    For the first time, more people own smartphones than basic cell phones, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Nearly two-thirds, 64 percent, of U.S. households own smartphones, the group said Thursday in its annual Household CE Ownership...
  • Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman: Why We Bought U.K. Broadcaster Channel 5

    LONDON -- Philippe Dauman, chief executive of Viacom, spoke to Variety about why the company has bought U.K. free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5, and the opportunities that exist for further strengthening the network's position in the territory. "It's a...
  • U.S. study finds benefits, risks of mass data collection

    WASHINGTON — A new White House report on mass collection of data concludes it is "saving lives" but calls for more privacy safeguards to secure personal information from being leaked, shared without permission or used to discriminate. The report,...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • Spend on quality, not more papers [Letter]

    The Baltimore Sun Media Group is buying up more newspapers ("Sun purchases Annapolis and Carroll papers," May 2). Why? It cannot seem to adequately manage The Baltimore Sun, its premier publication. After elimination of all competition, Baltimore is...
  • Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations

    Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations
    On one side are technologists, preaching that open access to unlimited Internet bandwidth is the bedrock of innovation for a 21st-century economy — and is under threat. On the other are telecommunications giants that say they are equally committed...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...