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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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Styr Labs wants to turn your fitness data into customized supplements

Getting fit isn’t just about tracking your activity — it’s also about eating right and getting the right nutrients. That’s why Styr Labs has introduced a fitness tracking ecosystem, complete with a tracker, scale, and supplements.

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 12 ends data plans, gives customers just One choice

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 12 slyly went live without anyone being prepared for what the carrier would do next to shake up the wireless industry. It actually turned out being very surprising, and not just because no one knew it was coming. Everyone is stunned because T-Mobile is going to embark on a journey that strips customers […]

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T-Mobile’s Smart Fit plan picks the right amount of data for you

Picking a data plan is tricky, especially if you need lots of data for videos or photos. T-Mobile is trying to take some of the pain out of that with their brand new Smart Fit plans. The concept is pretty simple, and works almost like test driving a car. For $ 65 per month, you’ll get […]

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Guess how much AT&T is raising the data caps for U-Verse and GigaPower next month

AT&T said that it’s increasing the data caps of its U-Verse and GigaPower Internet services in August. The company seems to be feeling generous, as it increased the caps once this year already. Customers will be informed by email and other means.

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Verizon will throttle prepaid customers’ data for usage above allotment

Verizon announced Always-On Data, a version of Safety Mode for its prepaid customers that will not involve an extra cost, regardless of which prepaid plan you might have. Always-On Data will be available on July 17.

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Pebble publishes fitnes-tracking data, launches ‘Happiness’ app

Pebble just wants you to be happy. So much so that it’s launching the ‘Happiness’ app, and publishing all of its health tracking algorithms to encourage developers and third parties to suggest changes on how to make things better.

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Microsoft is using synthetic DNA to store data

Microsoft's data might be intact for thousands of years to come, now that it's looking into DNA storage as an option. The company has purchased 10-million-long oligonucleotides (DNA or RNA molecules) from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience. Accor…
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Keep on wearing that Fitbit: Data collected from a man’s Fitbit might have saved his life

You might want to think twice about ditching that Fitbit. A man was recently rushed to hospital, where doctors were able to use data from his Fitbit to treat him — data that may have ultimately saved his life.

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Fitbit teams up with Alexa to offer voice-activated fitness data

If you thought finding out how your activity levels were doing was a chore, now you can just ask your local Amazon Echo or Tap device and it can tell you, because the Alexa back-end now supports Fitbit.

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Comcast gigabit Internet users will have to sign a three-year contract to avoid data cap

Comcast has rolled out gigabit Internet in Atlanta, GA to compete with Google Fiber, but you’ll pay double the price if you don’t want to sign a three-year contract, and your speed will also be throttled at 300GB.

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Yahoo just released a ton of user data in the name of academia

In what is purported to be the largest ever cache of Internet data ever granted to researchers, Yahoo is granting universities access to the online behaviors of some 20 million anonymous users.

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NASA rolls six years of Fermi telescope data into stunning gamma ray map

Scientists last week released one of the best gamma ray light maps of our universe, constructed using more than six years’ worth of data collected by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope.

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Chrome for Android can now save up to 70 percent of your data with Data Saver mode

If you have a limited data plan or frequent slow networks, you already know how important it is to not waste data. Google’s updated Data Saver mode on Chrome for Android will save up to 70 percent of your data and speed up your Web experience.

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Russia plans to build its largest data center on top of a nuclear power plant

While most of the world still balks at the notion of using nuclear energy to power large-scale enterprises, Russia recently announced plans to build what could be its largest data center right on top of the Kalinin nuclear power plant.

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MetroPCS’ new music streaming product doesn’t use up your data

If you're a music-loving MetroPCS customers, you'll want to know about this. The prepaid provider has just launched a new streaming product called "Music Unlimited" that gives you a way to access your subscriptions without going over your data cap….
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