Computer And Data Security

Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

Apr 26, 2019

U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years of age and younger, including fingerprints and DNA samples, despite privacy concerns and government policy restricting data collection

Yahoo to pay $117.5M in latest settlement of massive breach

Apr 10, 2019

Nearly 200 million people ensnared in Yahoo data breach eligible for up to $117.5 million in free services, other potential restitution

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

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