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Sony to replace CEO with insider

Sony to replace CEO with insider

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Sony Corp. appointed Kazuo Hirai as its new president and CEO, replacing CEO Howard Stringer, effective April 1. Pending approval of the company's board of directors, Stringer will become chairman of the board in June.

Zappos data breach exposes names, email addresses

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A criminal accessed Zappos consumer account information, the online retailer said in a Jan. 15 blog post.

Disney subsidiary Playdom agrees to $3M FTC children's online privacy settlement

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Playdom, a Disney Enterprises subsidiary, has agreed to pay $3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The alleged violations included illegally collecting and disclosing personal information from more than 1.2 million children under age 13 without parental consent, the FTC said this week.

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