Tech 2.0 for Thurdsay, March 14, 2013
Android's first boss at Google is leaving his job, but he isn't going very far. Andy Rubin is Android's co-founder and in charge of Google's mobile and digital content. The search giant says Rubin will have a new, unspecified role in the company. Google's CEO says Rubin wanted to hand over Android's reins and take on new challenges. Rubin went to Google as part of the company's purchase of Android in 2003 and has overseen the platform's development ever since. His replacement will be Sundar Pichai, who is the head of Google's Chrome and Apps.
Your Facebook friends will now be able to keep up with what you're watching on Netflix. The video streaming service launched its first Facebook app this week. On Netflix's site, users will able to see which shows their Facebook friends have watched and rated highly. On Facebook, Netflix customers can share their viewing history on their News Feed, or opt out of the title sharing mode completely. Netflix expects all users to have access to the app by the end of the week.
President Barack Obama says "we should not be surprised" that hackers have been able to get their electronic mitts on published credit reports of first lady Michelle Obama, as well as other famous people. The president didn't confirm that his wife's credit report was among those published on a Russian Web site. But he says it "would not shock" him that hackers could get hold of such information. He says the breach shows "we've got to continually improve" to make sure private information that is online -- remains private. Along with the information on the first lady, personal data on about two dozen others, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Tiger Woods, Donald Trump and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were posted on the rogue Web site. Meanwhile, the search for those responsible goes on. The FBI, the Secret Service and the Los Angeles Police Department are teaming up to investigate the security breach.
Breaking: Google's Android chief Andy Rubin steps aside; Chrome chief Sundar Pichai takes over division. http://t.co/5kTx1IdYwe
Android founder and leader Andy Rubin will step down as the platform passes 750m device sales http://t.co/ucPo0NXMNX
Twitter richter scale: Andy Rubin leaving Android: 4.0 - New Pope: 6.5 - Google Reader Death: 3,000,000,000.9
New Netflix feature means you may want to be careful when watching your guilty pleasures http://t.co/stf4GGELiq
Netflix now lets you share the videos you've watched on Facebook. Be careful. http://t.co/rMGFaMAs0n
Introducing Netflix Social! Connect your account with Facebook to make Netflix even more personal: http://t.co/a8TTRlbXRL
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pursuit of hackers who audaciously stole and published credit reports for Michelle Obama, the http://t.co/qqxAV13R2O
RT @TobaccoRDFreshh: Obama criticizes unconfirmed hackers while granting ALL spy agencies access to YOUR financial records #SMH http://t.co/xFFRfJYWTj
Hackers publish Michelle Obama's financial details http://t.co/dCxbwuNbv3
Hackers release financial records of Obama, Biden, Jay-Z [VIDEO] http://t.co/wZkSxAVJ9e