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Obama names new chief technology officer

US President Barack Obama named a new chief technology officer on Friday to lead efforts to inject innovation into government. Todd Park, who has been chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services since August 2009, replaces Aneesh Chopra, who stepped down last month. “Todd Park has…

Yahoo to name new CEO

(Reuters) - Yahoo is poised to name PayPal President Scott Thompson as chief executive after firing former CEO Carol Bartz in September, website AllThingsD reported, citing sources close to the situation. Former Web powerhouse Yahoo is undergoing a strategic review as it struggles to compete with newer heavyweights Google and Facebook. It has been run by interim CEO and former chief financial…

HBGary chief tech officer: ‘Anonymous’ members are criminals and pseudo-journalists

The chief technology officer of the data security firm HBGary described the collective of hacktivists named ‘Anonymous’ as a small group of criminal hackers who “use the media as a tool.” “They are not at all what people think they are,” HBGary CTO Greg Hoglund told Robert Lemos of CSO…

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