Nancy Weil

Managing Editor

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


Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

The back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say

Apple enters the mobile payments business

Apple Pay is built into the iPhone 6 and will also be available through an iOS 8 update

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

Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

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

Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

Police must obtain warrants to search cellphones and smartphones when they are making arrests, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision.

Rumors confirmed: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV

AT&T plans to acquire DirecTV for about US$50 billion, it announced Sunday, laying to rest days of reports based on anonymous sources that such a deal was in the offing.

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

Comcast, Netflix reach interconnection deal

Comcast and Netflix have agreed to a multiyear deal that will speed streams from the video service to Comcast's U.S. broadband customers.

FCC will establish new net neutrality rules in light of court decision

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will not seek further judicial review of a January court ruling that struck down the agency's net neutrality regulations, but it does plan to issue a new set of rules covering ISPs.

Increasing malware sophistication vexes lawmakers, industry

The failure of U.S. financial institutions and retailers to implement more robust cybersecurity measures, such as the smart-card technology widely used in Europe, was questioned and criticized by members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary...

The year in tech quotes

With 2013 coming to an end, we took our annual look back at quotes from news stories over the last 12 months. Here are a handful that stuck with us through the year:

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