News bites: Intel's virtual cable service faces headwinds

Facebook is taking a page from Twitter's playbook and adopting the hashtag feature, which is used to follow topics of conversation, Reuters reports. 

Intel is poised to launch a virtual cable service that would sell bundles of TV channels over the Internet, but is facing headwinds from cable companies looking to stop its plans, according to The New York Times.

Eddy Cue, the head of Apple's iTunes, is slated to testify Thursday in the Justice Department's suit against Apple for its alleged e-book price-fixing scheme, The Washington Post reports.

Google's Chief Legal Officer David Drummond shed some more light on how the company uses a file-transferring technology called secure FTP to deliver data to the government, The New York Times says.

A slate of new technologies have enabled government agencies like the National Security Agency to parse through lots of data in an affordable and efficient way, The Wall Street Journal writes.