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As Cybercrime Proliferates, So Does Demand For Insurance Against It

Companies are clamoring for coverage against losses due to hackers. But insurance firms are being selective: The risk involved isn't well understood — and the crimes themselves are evolving rapidly.

Dell Says It's Buying Data Storage Company EMC, In Deal Worth $67 Billion

Seeking to broaden Dell's information technology product line, its deal to buy EMC Corp. also gives EMC shareholders a stake in VMware, a cloud and virtualization company.

For International Day Of The Girl, A Battle Of The Hashtags

Do a quick search of #DayoftheGirl and you'll find dozens of related hashtag campaigns. Does that help further the cause or water down the message?

This Week In Data Collection News, And The Privacy Paradox

As California tightened its digital privacy protections, news involving Google, Pandora and other firms highlighted the way companies increasingly rely on data about their users. How much do we care?

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

Amazon Takes Aim At Etsy With A New Craft Site, Handmade

Amazon will require that the goods be factory-free — a direct swipe at Etsy, which now allows artisans to work with manufacturers to increase their sales.