Marketplace Tech for Thursday, February 14, 2013

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President Obama's executive order for increased sharing between government agencies and large infrastructure companies endeavors to help bypass Congress in a fast-moving Internet attack. And mass texting among teenagers is a growing problem -- as Janell Burley Hofmann can attest. Her son woke up the other morning with 0ver 600 missed texts from the night beore. 

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Spain busts ransomware ring

Authorities in Spain have busted a ring of computer criminals. Their speciality: Ransomware, an infuriating kind of computer attack where a virus gets introduced that locks up the computer system and demands a cash ransom.
Posted In: ransomware, Tech, computer virus

The golden rule of group texts

Janell Burley Hofmann, one of our resident tech etiquette gurus, is a Cape Cod Mother of five with strong opinions about how to behave with technology. Today's topic: Group text messages.
Posted In: text messages, Tech, mobile, family tech

I <3 U: Best and worst romantic texts and tweets

To celebrate this day of wine and roses, Marketplace Tech wants to know the most romantic -- or least romantic -- text, tweet or social media message you've ever received.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, Tech, social media

A Presidential step toward cybersecurity

President Obama's executive order for increased sharing between government agencies and large infrastructure companies endeavors to help bypass Congress in a fast-moving Internet attack.
Posted In: Obama, State of the Union, Tech, cybersecurity, cyberwar

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