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Comcast demos live 3D TV, US hacker gets 20 years, CIOs list skills in demand, and UK govt revamps cyber-crime strategy.

Comcast demos live 3D TV

Comcast gave a preview of what its 3D broadcast of the Masters golf tournament will look like next week, states CNET.

The cable giant will deliver the live 3D broadcast of the tournament, produced by the Augusta National Golf Club, from 7 to 11 April, to subscribers of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Cablevision.

The feed, which is the first-ever linear broadcast of a live 3D event, will also be simulcast online. Highlights will be available on demand after the tournament ends.

US hacker gets 20 years

A hacker has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after one of the largest thefts of credit and debit card numbers in US history, reports Computing.co.uk.

Albert Gonzalez co-ordinated attacks on TJ Maxx and other retailers, stealing more than 40 million credit card account numbers during a five-year crime spree.

Gonzalez, a one-time federal informant, also stole the personal codes that made the credit card details usable, and resold them internationally using Internet chatrooms.

CIOs list skills in demand

Seventy-nine percent of surveyed CIOs are feeling optimistic about their companies` prospects for growth, and 40% are planning for new projects, writes eWeek.

But that positive streak does not necessarily translate into big growth in full-time hiring in the second quarter, according to a recent hiring and skills report.

Only 9% of 1 400 CIOs polled for the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report are planning new hires this quarter. And, with 4% expecting to cut jobs, the net gain in hiring is 5%, the outplacement company reported.

UK govt revamps cyber-crime strategy

The UK government has revamped its strategy for fighting cyber-crime, says The Register.

In a statement to the House of Commons, junior Home Office minister Alan Campbell said the strategy aimed to build confidence in the provision of (government and private sector) services via the Internet, tackle financial crime on the net and protect children.

The strategy puts the newly established Office for Cyber Security at the forefront of tackling cyber-crime and emphasises five key elements, Campbell told MPs.

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