Revelations that Facebook lost control of 50 million user profiles has already angered lawmakers in the US and UK. Now, the US Federal Trade Commission is looking into it too.
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Although the agency was interested in surveilling some competing cryptocurrencies, “Bitcoin is #1 priority,” a March 15, 2013 internal NSA report stated. The documents indicate that “tracking down” Bitcoin users went well beyond closely examining Bitcoin’s public transaction ledger, known as the Blockchain, where users are typically referred to through anonymous identifiers; the tracking may also have involved gathering intimate details of these users’ computers. The NSA collected some Bitcoin users’ password information, internet activity, and a type of unique device identification number known as a MAC address, a March 29, 2013 NSA memo suggested. In the same document, analysts also discussed tracking internet users’ internet addresses, network ports, and timestamps to identify “BITCOIN Targets.”
Apple seems to be ramping up its autonomous vehicle efforts, nearing doubling the number of vehicles in its fleet since January.
Facebook has agreed to talk to the US House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee following the recent revelations aboutacquisition of boatloads of user data and its impact on the 2016 US election, according to a spokeswoman from the committee and a representative from Facebook.
Cloud technology has been incredibly beneficial for organizations of every size and type. However, as the use of cloud increases, some common misperceptions are setting the stage for substantial operational problems in the future. The first misperception, and perhaps the most notable, is the belief held by many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) utilizing cloud services that they don’t have to worry about their on-premises IT equipment and ensure it is housed in a reliable and protected physical environment.
The European Union, the UK Information Commissioner, and United States lawmakers have ratcheted up the pressure on Facebook over a user data scandal that threatens to engulf the company.
The data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users could’ve been harvested by private companies under the social network’s previous rules, an ex-employee said Tuesday.
You saw this one coming, right? This week at its Think 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, IBM showed off its own take on the growing smart assistant category, aimed firmly at enterprise applications. Naturally, the company’s using the Watson name for the offering, and tacking on “Assistant” for good measure.
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Business transformation remains aligned to technological advances, according to more than four fifths (81%) of global CEOs. Yet in the rush to achieve digitally enabled change, the constraints of current security models and thinking pose a fundamental risk to the business. When organizations are faced with wholesale and expensive security redevelopment to embrace the cloud, extend the capability of a remote office, support flexible working, or even upgrade data center requirements it is no wonder corners are cut and security postures compromised as a result.
Expedia announces a breach exposing 880,000 customer records to the world.
A 15-year-old security researcher has discovered a serious flaw in cryptocurrency hardware wallets made by Ledger, a French company whose popular products are designed to physically safeguard public and private keys used to receive or spend the user’s cryptocurrencies.
Expedia-owned travel website Orbitz announced on Tuesday that it has discovered and addressed a data security incident affecting hundreds of thousands of users.
The bikes are easy to repair and hop-up, so keep an eye out for used ones on craigslist. Replace the heavy lead batteries with some lipos for an easy weight reduction and/or range increase.These things are fun for kids of all ages! No trouble hauling an adult around on level and at least relatively smooth surfaces. The suspension is very stiff, almost useless. Decent speed but not much torque, so hills can be problematic.
A Zero Trust Security Model Allows Organizations to Align Their Security Investments With What Works Best
In June 1863, a Union shipment of 52 bars of gold now worth $54 million was said to be lost near Dents Run, Pennsylvania. Over the years, many treasure hunters have tried to locate the cache but the area is state land and it’s illegal to dig without permission. Apparently though, FBI agents and state officials were just seen digging in the area. From CNN:
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.
With tax season underway, a cybersecurity advocacy group is warning that vendors of popular tax preparation tools may be unprepared to protect users from phishing scams.