Computer And Data Security

Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

Mar 21, 2019

Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees, only acknowledging the issue after a security researcher posted about it

US warns of sophisticated cyberattacks from Russia, China

Mar 13, 2019

The top Pentagon cyber leaders say cyberattacks from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are increasingly sophisticated

Can Zuckerberg really make a privacy-friendly Facebook?

Mar 7, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg's plan is to shift Facebook's focus away from a service that connects everyone to one that favors encrypted conversations Facebook can't read

Zuckerberg promises a privacy-friendly Facebook, sort of

Mar 7, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is laying out a new "privacy-focused" vision for social networking

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Feb 17, 2019

A top Census Bureau official says an internal agency team found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data _ but with lots of mistakes

DHS cyber leader says 2020 security preparations underway

Feb 13, 2019

The director of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency says officials are working to secure the 2020 election

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Jan 31, 2019

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use.

Class-action lawsuit filed over Marriott data breach

Jan 11, 2019

A group of class-action law firms has filed the largest-to-date lawsuit related to hotel chain Marriott's data breach

Neiman Marcus reaches $1.5 million data breach settlement

Jan 9, 2019

More than 40 state attorneys general have announced a $1.5 million settlement with The Neiman Marcus Group LLC over a data breach the Dallas-based retailer disclosed in January 2014.

China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

Dec 13, 2018

Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the Marriott hotel chain

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