Responding to the rising number of data breaches at US retailers, President Obama on Friday signed an executive order that will implement enhanced payment security measures throughout the federal government.
New research suggests more than 1 billion data records were stolen from more than 1,500 individual data breaches last year. The latest findings from Gemalto, an enterprise security firm, represent a significant year-over-year increase in both corporate breaches and data theft.
The chart shows the sky at the start of December. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous charts (our last appeared on November 3) for they rise two hours earlier each month.
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