| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:37 PM
A former supervisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago faces up to a year in prison after pleading guilty today to stealing computer files containing confidential bank information on his last day of work nearly two years ago.
Brian McCarthy, 31,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Two hackers from Irvine gained access in April to the air conditioning and water systems of a Google Inc. office in Sydney, Australia.
Because Google had failed to install a security patch to a software program that remotely tracks and controls building...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Over the weekend, I wrote a "How I Made It" feature on Phil Libin, chief executive of Evernote. As the story notes, Evernote is growing like crazy, has moved into a new headquarters and is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its first app.
| Aug 2, 2013
After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The Costa Mesa Finance Advisory Committee on Tuesday voted to postpone its examination of the city's business license tax until more data are collected.
A majority of the 10 committee members said they wanted to see results from new city software that...
| Aug 3, 2013
In an industry with a lot of new competition, Belcamp-based SafeNet is a cybersecurity old hand: It's celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
To put that into context: SafeNet predates the World Wide Web.
The company, founded with a focus on...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Former 20th Century Fox executive Tom Rothman and Sony Pictures Entertainment are launching a new joint venture to bring back TriStar, the company said Thursday.
The new venture, called TriStar Productions, will develop, finance and produce films and...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he would rely on scientists to determine whether the city should issue permits to build two Hollywood skyscrapers on what could be an active earthquake fault running directly beneath the Vine Street...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Back in January 2011, I predicted that the Federal Communications Commission's approval of the Comcast-NBC merger would be a disaster for the consumer.
Allowing the merger of a major cable operator with a major network would undermine the public...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
It's been a wild ride for Autobytel Inc., the online automobile marketing company launched in Orange County during the Internet's gold rush.
Founded in 1995 by Southern California car dealership owner Pete Ellis, the company promised to take the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 12:25 PM
CBS and Time Warner Cable remained locked in a bitter battle over a new distribution contract that left subscribers without access to CBS-owned properties in Los Angeles, New York City and elsewhere.
The signals for many CBS-owned media properties...