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September 19, 2018

Email systems used by some county election officials lack rudimentary security settings and are vulnerable to hacking, according to a recent survey conducted by the nonprofit investigative newsroom, ProPublica.

Propublica’s findings include eleven offices protected by only a login and password. Election security best...

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September 17, 2018
Children's app

New Mexico’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a popular children’s app developer as well as Google and Twitter’s online ad platforms for allegedly violating the privacy of children under the age of 13, the New York Times has reported.

The app named in the lawsuit, Fun Kid Racing and its developer, Tiny Lab Productions, are accused of sharing the data of children with five separate online advertising...

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September 13, 2018

Drastic times call for drastic measures, and it seems like EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker feels we’ve entered the dire zone when it comes to extremist content. He’s called for a fine penalizing websites that allow extremist content on their platforms for longer than an hour.

In an annual State of the Union address, Juncker indicated that too little had been done in the three months internet...

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September 12, 2018
Equifax Data Breach

The Government Accountability Office released a report detailing last year’s massive Equifax data breach and how hackers were able to infiltrate the company’s systems to gain access to the personal information of at least 145.5 million individuals.

According to the report, the hackers took advantage of a recently announced vulnerability in a web server technology called Apache Struts, which Equifax failed to...

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September 10, 2018
GDPR

Only 34.5 % of the approximately 500 professionals responsible for compliance to the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) report maintaining practices that are in keeping with the regulation, a recent Deloitte...

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September 7, 2018

Greater than 50%. 

Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical you don’t let your guard down.

Your PII is still—and will always be—in the hands of criminals after the free year of credit monitoring from Equifax expires. That...

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