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December 7, 2018

A trove of internal communications from senior level Facebook employees were released by a British parliamentary committee earlier this week. The documents were seized in late November, and span a period from 2012 to 2015. The documents were initially sealed in U.S. courts as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the social media giant.

Revelations from the...

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December 5, 2018

The Mozilla Foundation has released the second installation of *Privacy Not included, the organization’s annual privacy guide to internet-connected gifts. The list was started to promote the idea that privacy and security by design can and should be a major selling point.

Mozilla is the non profit organization behind the popular open source Firefox web browser. It released the guide to educate consumers about privacy and tech,...

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December 4, 2018

Email accounts of four top officials at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were successfully hacked during the 2018 midterm elections.

The NRCC announced the hack on Tuesday through spokesman Ian Prior, and attributed it to “an unknown entity.”

“[U]pon learning about the intrusion, the NRCC immediately launched an internal investigation and notified the FBI, which is now...

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December 3, 2018

Data 114 million business and individuals has been discovered in an unprotected database. Among the information exposed was the full name, employer, email, address, phone number and IP address of 56,934,021 individuals, and the revenues and employee counts for up to 25 million business entities.

Hackenproof, the Estonian cybersecurity company that found the data trove online, announced their discovery on their ...

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November 30, 2018
War Room

Facebook has shuttered its so-called war room that was created to stop foreign interference in elections, according to a Bloomberg report.

The “room” is a metaphor. The project was comprised of 24 teams totaling 24,000 people, and was originally set up to review activity by foreign entities that tried to distribute misinformation ahead...

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November 30, 2018

This holiday season, make sure you protect your loved ones from identity theft and scams.

Follow these 10 tips for secure shopping in stores and online, sharing on social media and communicating via phone, email and snail mail.

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