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August 17, 2018
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Speaking to Wired about the recent news of a Reddit cybersecurity compromise involving usernames, passwords, email addresses and more granular...

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August 10, 2018
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The Justice Department recently nabbed 21 scammers who defrauded at least 15,000 victims in the United States alone. Posing as IRS employees, the scammers extracted from their victims fake penalties, racking up big numbers. Millions of dollars changed hands between 2012 and...

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July 6, 2018
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It's been a long compromise-filled road with billions of victims along the way, but businesses are finally embracing the need for creating a culture where good cyber hygiene is emphasized and rewarded. But how much is enough?  

It is increasingly common...

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July 2, 2018
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If you know anyone who maintains social media accounts and works in law enforcement, and they don't use an alias, send them this article. Scratch that. If you know anyone who might be targeted by hackers who has too much real information "out there" (i.e., most people), send this article to them.

It's no secret that people with...

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June 29, 2018
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If the reports are accurate, a Florida-based marketing and data company exposed sensitive personal data belonging to 340 million records. The gravity of the situation is yet to be confirmed or even discussed by Exactis, but the leak is estimated to include 230 million consumers and 110 million businesses.

If confirmed, this breach involves basically everyone in the United States.

Compromised information includes phone numbers, addresses and personal characteristics such as...

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June 28, 2018
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Event ticketing giant Ticketmaster UK experienced an ongoing data breach affecting 40,000 people over the last several months, many of whom have since fallen victim to scams.

The breach was disclosed by the company on June 23, and included a full range of customer information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, payment data, logins and passwords.

As Wired noted...

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June 13, 2018
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Once again, California and Europe are looking pretty similar on the consumer protection front, but this time around California is outdoing the European Union with a proposed law that is vehemently opposed by lobbyists for the advertising and marketing industries.

REACH may not have been the first time this happened, but it was the most recent. That regulation controlled everyday consumer products and additives that posed health risks to consumers in a wide range of products, from...

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June 11, 2018
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It's been a long time coming, but the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is finally law in the world's second largest economic market.  

For privacy and cybersecurity advocates, the ...

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June 1, 2018
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You know the what digital transformation is, even if you haven't heard the term before (hint: it's been happening since the late 1990s). Yes, that digital transformation.

To be sure, there have been significant advances on many fronts, but ...

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May 25, 2018
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A data privacy scandal of far greater magnitude than Cambridge Analytica was reported this month, and while it gets worse with each new emerging detail, it’s getting nowhere near the same coverage.

As reported by Slate, the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile) have been tracking each...

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