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CNET Update: Target hack hits 40M accounts

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CNET Update: Target hack hits 40M accounts

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Hackers steal credit and debit card data on 40 million Target shoppers, two airlines stand up against in-flight phone calls, and a Google app helps you go caroling.

-Thanks to a Grinch, Target shoppers may have to cancel their credit cards. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your Cnet update. Hackers have stolen information on 40 million credit and debit cards from Target store shoppers. Hackers were able to get customer names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and also the three-digit security code on the back of those cards. This impacts anyone who shops at a US Target store between November 27th and December 15th. Of course that's right smack in the middle of the biggest holiday shopping time, Black Friday weekend. If you shop at a Target store, you need to watch your credit card or bank statements for any unusual activity. Right now, it looks like online shoppers were spared, and Target says, the system is safe now to use your card if you go shop now. Target is working with law enforcement to hunt down the hackers. Many airlines won't bug you anymore about turning off your electronic mobile devises during take-off and landing, but you can't still make a phone call on the plain. That may change because the Federal Communications Commission is considering to allow in-flight phone calls. There is some good news for those of you that would be irritated by chatty neighbors. Both Delta and Jet Blue said that, even if the FCC allows in-flight phone calls, they won't. Both airlines said they want to keep flight quiet for customers, but customers would be allowed to text and send emails on mobile devices. For those of you with a Windows phone, there are two new Xbox media apps available. There's Xbox Video and Xbox Music Preview. These apps let you stream movies, shows, and music. It's handy for a switching viewing between devices. So, say, if you start watching a movie on your phone you could switch to the TV with the Xbox and it'll pick up where you left off. Google off and hides little tricks into its software or websites, the latest trick helps you get into the holiday spirit with Christmas carol. First, you have to open the Google search app on iOS o Android, then you launch a voice search or you can even type in the phrase, "OK Google Now, let's go caroling." In response, you'll get a list of carols along with lyrics and a bouncing ball and the song can play from your phone. It's a good activity for kids and for spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear. But is you're not the sing-a-long type, you can still get it the holiday's spirit with lots of free holiday music. Many streaming media services have stations design for the holidays. You already know about Pandora, but there are also preset Christmas stations on Slacker, Songza, and Tune In Radio. That's your tech news update and you can find more details at Cnet.com/update and be sure to follow along on twitter. For more studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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