Morning roundup: pick of the comment, October 18 2010

Terrorism and cyber attacks ‘among top threats to UK’ (BBC)
Terrorism and attacks on computer networks will today be named as among the biggest threats to UK security.

Facebook in privacy breach (The Wall Street Journal)
Many of the most popular applications, or "apps," on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information — in effect, providing access to people’s names and, in some cases, their friends’ names — to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.

Apple poised to become largest public company in America (The Guardian)
Success of iPhone and iPad could boost Apple past Exxon to the top of the Standard & Poor’s 500 by market capitalisation.

Why Bill Murray won’t talk to you any more: A look at CxO security fiefdoms (CBR Rolling Blog)
What we’re going to tell you next is going to make you twitchy. So be warned, take a deep breath, perhaps grip the edge of your chair for reassurance, close your eyes. Open them in a second and then read this…

The $10bn man: The strange saga of Mark Hurd, HP and Oracle (CBR)
HP’s market cap lost $10bn when CEO Mark Hurd left. Steve Evans assesses his track record and looks at his move to arch rival Oracle.

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