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CafePress resets passwords months after reported data breach

StockX isn't the only company that appears to have warned users about a data breach through password resets. T-shirt seller CafePress has been asking customers to choose new passwords as part of an updated "password policy," but the news came soon a…
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US, UK regulators ask Facebook how Libra will protect personal data

Facebook knew its Libra cryptocurrency would face a regulatory gauntlet, but it might not have expected a united front. Regulators from the US, UK, EU and four other governments have asked Facebook to answer several questions about how it will prote…
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Scientists store data inside molecules that drive your metabolism

Never mind using DNA to store data — there may be a simpler way to store info. Brown University scientists have shown that it's possible to store data in solutions of artificial metabolic molecules, such as amino acids and sugars. The presence or…
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Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you're worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps' Family Locator lef…
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Android ad fraud scheme drained users’ batteries and data

BuzzFeed News has confirmed a massive ad fraud scheme, which was originally uncovered by at least two fraud detection firms, that drained users' batteries and data. The scheme begins by hijacking the in-app advertisements of developers using Twitter'…
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PSA: Download your data from Google Plus before it shuts down on April 2nd

Allo has already said goodbye, and as Google starts to purge Inbox from the internet and force everyone back to using Gmail, the search giant is also prepping to yank yet another favorite app out of our grasp. No, not really, it’s just the much-maligned Google Plus that is being deactivated on April 2nd. If you’ve […]

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FCC clears path for terahertz wireless data

Never mind the possibilities opened up by millimeter wave 5G and other many-gigahertz technologies — the FCC is already thinking about the next generation beyond that. The Commission has voted unanimously in favor of creating a category of experime…
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500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

Photo-sharing platform 500px has revealed that it suffered a security breach that exposed its users' data and profile information. While the company's engineers have only just discovered the unauthorized entry, it actually happened way back on July 5…
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Texas bill would make it illegal to throttle data in disaster areas

The revelation that Verizon (Engadget's parent company) throttled California firefighters' data is prompting new legislation… in Texas. State Representative Bobby Guerra has submitted a bill that would make it illegal for wireless carriers to "imp…
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Facebook secretly pays users for complete access to their data

According to TechCrunch, Facebook has been paying teenagers around $ 20 a month to use a VPN app called "Facebook Research" that allowed the company full access to all of their phone and web activity. The app appears to be a reincarnation of Onavo Pro…
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Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accused's Garmin Foreru…
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The Morning After: Facebook’s latest data leak

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We regret to report there's more bad news to share about Facebook and how it's protecting your privacy. Some of the highlights from earlier this week include an incredible tech demo, tec…
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Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users

Google's semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previously planned.
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WSJ: Facebook believes spammers were behind its massive data breach

More than two weeks after Facebook revealed a massive data breach, we still don't know who was using the flaw in its site to access information on tens of millions of users. Now the Wall Street Journal reports, based on anonymous sources, that the co…
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The Morning After: A dating app data breach

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We'll wrap up a short week with an appointment for Google's Pixel 3 event next month, a smart mirror containing the trapped spirit of a fitness instructor and a gaming router you can't blame for your K:D ratio….
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Two new updates for Datally to help users manage data usage

Although wireless carriers have been pushing unlimited data plans and many users may not have to worry about their data usage, Google is still trying to help those users who do want to stay on top of their wireless data usage. Last year they released a new app called Datally that monitors app data usage […]

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Airbnb is suing NYC to keep from sharing host data

In a role-reversal, Airbnb is the one suing a city, and it's doing so to protect its hosts' privacy. In July, the New York City Council passed a regulation forcing short-term rental services to hand over hosts' names and addresses every month to help…
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2 million T-Mobile customers had their data breached on August 20th

T-Mobile has announced that a few days ago on August 20th, their information systems were compromised and hackers were able to swipe some data from 2 million customers, which is around 3% of the carrier’s total customer base. Data breaches like this are always bad news, but this one could be worse. The carrier reports that […]

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Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI…
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Adidas warns US customers about a possible data breach

Adidas announced this week that its systems might have suffered a data breach and that millions of customers' data could have been exposed. The company became aware of the issue on Tuesday and on Thursday, it reported that "an authorized party claims…
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Senate set to call Cambridge Analytica data leaker to testify

The US Senate Commerce Committee wants to question a former Cambridge Analytica contractor over the Facebook data scandal, reports Reuters. The Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security subcommittee is holding a privacy hearing…
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Fitness app PumpUp left users’ personal data exposed on server

While it's not at the catastrophic level of MyFitnessPal's 150 million-user data breach , the company behind the workout app PumpUp left information for 6 million of its members exposed. The Amazon cloud-hosted back-end server holding the data didn't…
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DNA is just another way we can’t opt out of data sharing

Growing up in California, serial killers are as much a fact of life as year-round citrus or having a bit of Spanish in your daily vocabulary. News of the Golden State Killer's arrest came as a surprise and a relief to most of us whose early lives wer…
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Instagram’s “Data Download” tool lets you save offline copies of your content

Instagram announced a couple of weeks ago that it would soon introduce a tool so users could download their information, similar to how Facebook users can. True to its word, Instagram has announced the availability of the tool that allows users to download their photos, videos, profile, info, comments, and archived Stories.  The “Data Download” […]

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Facebook starts telling users if Cambridge Analytica had their data

Though initial reports estimated that around 50 million Facebook users' information was improperly obtained by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook upped that number to 87 million last week. The company also said that it would soon be informing those users…
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Facebook will limit data advertisers can use to target ads

Facebook is still determined to reassure jittery users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, and that now includes restricting what advertisers can do. The social network is closing down a Partner Categories service that let t…
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Equifax breach may have exposed more data than first thought

The 2017 Equifax data breach was already extremely serious by itself, but there are hints it was somehow worse. CNN has learned that Equifax told the US Senate Banking Committee that more data may have been exposed than initially determined. The ha…
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OnePlus 3T beta software was accidentally sending clipboard data off to Chinese servers

There’s some not-so-great news about the beta update for the OnePlus 3T; apparently, it was accidentally sending copied clipboard information to a Chinese server owned by Alibaba. Oops. The beta update for Oreo with December’s security update was caught trying to access a suspicious IP address with the built-in clipboard application, and after some digging […]

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Cricket rolls out a new 4-line $100 unlimited data plan

Cricket is well known for their aggressive pricing and promotions to undercut other prepaid carriers, but their newest plan is really something to take a look at. It’s a fully unlimited plan, including talk, text, and data, and it works with four lines for just $ 100. $ 25 per line for totally unlimited usage isn’t bad […]

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Google will no longer offer its flight price data to other sites

Google is getting serious about its role as a travel service. Come April 10, 2018 the search giant will shut down access to its QPX Express API that's used by the likes of Kayak and Orbitz for airfare data, as spotted by Hacker News. This could serio…
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Hilton data breaches lead to $700,000 penalty

The attorneys general of New York and Vermont both announced today that their joint investigation into two Hilton data breaches has resulted in a $ 700,000 penalty and a promise to strengthen security. In February of 2015, Hilton was made aware of a c…
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Facebook fined in Spain for allegedly misusing personal data

Facebook has been fined €1.2 million (roughly $ 1.4 million) for several instances where the social network may have collected Spanish user data without fully informing people how it would be used. Retuers reports that Spain's Agencia Espa&ntilde…
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Verizon tweaks pricing, available data on prepaid plans

At the end of April, Verizon updated their prepaid offerings for customers who were not interested in committing to an ongoing service contract or who wanted to avoid a credit check. The big headline at the time was the inclusion of an $ 80 per month unlimited data plan to match what they offer on the […]

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More data added to $40 plan on Cricket Wireless, now stands at 4GB

Cricket Wireless just upgraded its Basic tier for those who need a little more high-speed data. Rather than paying $ 40 per month for 3GB of high-speed data, the prepaid carrier’s Basic tier now comes with 4GB at no extra charge. It’s an increase of 33.3% in data for both new and existing customers choosing that […]

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Scientists just proved your phone’s PIN can be cracked using its gyroscope data

Your PIN code might be frighteningly easy to crack. Researchers at Newcastle University showed how a phone’s gyroscope and other sensors, along with special software, could crack it.

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Saks Fifth Avenue left customer data exposed to the public

Sometimes, hackers don't have to lift a finger to swipe valuable shopping data — it can be sitting right out in the open. BuzzFeed News has found that a number of associated major fashion stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt and Lord & Tay…
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Google will use your health data to help make Fit a better personal coach

Google is using your health data to make Google Fit better and that is only going to continue as the app becomes more of your personal assistant, at least according to a recent interview.

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AT&T is bringing unlimited data to their GoPhone devices

AT&T is adding a pair of new plans to its prepaid lineup, offering more value for budget-conscious customers. Well, one plan is new, at least; the other is actually just an upgrade of one of their previous GoPhone data plans. If you don’t care about unlimited data, AT&T’s $ 40 smartphone plan now comes with 6GB […]

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Nest adds two-factor authentication to protect your data

Nest has finally launched two-factor authentication to prevent hackers from accessing your camera feeds or any other personal info. You can activate the feature under Account Security in the Nest app. If you do, you'll start getting a verification co…
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Best data monitoring apps

If you’ve ever accidentally exceeded your data limit in any given month, then you know what a pain it is to pay those astronomical “overtime” fees. Especially if you try to be mindful of your data usage, and still exceed it each month, we recommend you hold on for one more month before increasing your […]

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Uber Movement is a newly released treasure trove of data for city officials

On Sunday, the San Francisco-based company made available a tome of data based upon countless rides taken by its millions of customers each and every day. It was launched on a new website called “Uber Movement.”

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Watch out for your wearable — new report expresses concerns about big data

According to the latest research, there are little to no privacy standards in existence when it comes to consumer health data. So what does that mean for you? Perhaps most immediately, more targeted ads.

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