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  • Marriott International Inc. said the massive data breach the hotel chain suffered last year was not as large as had been first announced, although the company said that hackers were able to gain access to approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers. Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, said the breach affected an estimated 383 million “unique guests,” down from the original number of 500 million the company announced last November. (The Washington Post)
  • The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Qualcomm Inc. started trial today over allegations that the chipmaker abused its monopoly on mobile chip technology by requiring phone manufacturers to agree to inflated patent licensing terms. If the FTC succeeds in the 10-day trial, Qualcomm could be forced to change the way it licenses patents to device manufacturers like Apple Inc., which has its own pending anticompetitive lawsuit against the chipmaker. (Reuters)
  • Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced bipartisan legislation to create a new White House office, known as the Office of Critical Technology and Security, that would coordinate efforts to protect technology across the federal government and defend supply chains. The office would focus on combating foreign threats to U.S. technology amid growing concerns about the security risks associated with Chinese telecom firms such as ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. (The Hill)

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