Xeni Jardin at 11:21 am Fri, Jan 17, 2014 • 0 Image: Reuters Reuters reports that digital security firm IntelCrawler claims to have uncovered "at least six ongoing attacks at merchants across the United States whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from some 40 million credit cards at Target Inc." The firm has alerted "law enforcement, Visa Inc and intelligence teams at several large banks about the findings." Xeni Jardin at 11:02 am Fri, Jan 17, 2014 • 1 Here is a PDF transcript of the president's speech on surveillance and national security today. Boing Boing

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