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Twitter Bug That 'May Have' Exposed Direct Messages Probably Didn't Expose Anything Twitter Bug That 'May Have' Exposed Direct Messages Probably Didn't Expose Anything

Some Twitter users received an alert on Friday warning that a bug “may have” allowed their direct messages and protected tweets to be viewed by developers who weren’t authorized to see them. But the conditions needed for that to happen seem so far-fetched, it’s unlikely any users at all were actually affected. 

White House: We're Going to Cyber Harder White House: We're Going to Cyber Harder

With the launch of a new national cyber strategy, President Donald Trump has authorized the use of “offensive cyber operations” against U.S. adversaries, National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters on Thursday.

EU Antitrust Cop Investigating Whether Amazon Misuses Seller Data for Profit EU Antitrust Cop Investigating Whether Amazon Misuses Seller Data for Profit

The European Union is informally investigating how Amazon uses the data it collects from third-party sellers hosted on its website, Europe’s antitrust chief said Wednesday.

Nancy Pelosi Hints She's 'Sure' Governor Brown Will Sign California's Net Neutrality Bill Nancy Pelosi Hints She's 'Sure' Governor Brown Will Sign California's Net Neutrality Bill

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday added her voice to a chorus of California legislators and advocates calling on Governor Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 822, legislation that seeks to reenact for California’s 40 million residents the net neutrality protections stripped away by the Federal Communications…

Georgia’s Election Officials Haven’t Done Shit to Secure Vote From Hackers, Judge Says Georgia’s Election Officials Haven’t Done Shit to Secure Vote From Hackers, Judge Says

On election day, Georgia voters will cast their ballots and hope that in the end the results are accurate. Unfortunately, there will be no guarantees.

Scott Wiener Paints Ajit Pai as Telecom Shill as California Net Neutrality Fight Escalates Scott Wiener Paints Ajit Pai as Telecom Shill as California Net Neutrality Fight Escalates

The feud between federal Republican officials and the architects of California’s recently passed (but as of yet unsigned) net neutrality legislation intensified Friday, with State Senator Scott Wiener, the bill’s principal author, accusing the FCC of being bought and paid for by the telecom industry.

Amazon Confuses Bob Woodward for L. Ron Hubbard, Sending Reviews for Fear Tumbling Amazon Confuses Bob Woodward for L. Ron Hubbard, Sending Reviews for Fear Tumbling

A mysterious (hilarious?) bug appeared to temporarily drag down the Amazon customer rating for Bob Woodward’s new book about the Trump administration’s first year in office.

Simple Hack Turns India's Massive Biometric Database Into a Profitable Counterfeit System Simple Hack Turns India's Massive Biometric Database Into a Profitable Counterfeit System

India’s controversial biometric database, Aadhaar, has been once again compromised, according to a three-month investigation launched by HuffPost India.

Major Telecom Urges Employees to Protest Net Neutrality Bill, Claiming It Threatens Workers Major Telecom Urges Employees to Protest Net Neutrality Bill, Claiming It Threatens Workers

Employees at one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies are being urged by their bosses to sign a petition opposing net neutrality legislation passed one week ago by the California legislature.

Lawmakers Urge California's Governor to Sign S.B. 822, Enacting the Nation's Strongest Net Neutrality Law Lawmakers Urge California's Governor to Sign S.B. 822, Enacting the Nation's Strongest Net Neutrality Law

After securing votes in the California legislature last week, coauthors of the state’s comprehensive net neutrality bill gathered on Thursday in downtown Los Angeles to call on Governor Jerry Brown to back the legislation and reenact strong open internet protections for the state’s 40 million residents.

Jack Dorsey Woos Irate Republicans by Calmly Explaining Twitter Is Indeed Fucked Up Jack Dorsey Woos Irate Republicans by Calmly Explaining Twitter Is Indeed Fucked Up

At hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed politicians’ concerns about harassment and abuse, the impact of propaganda on American elections, and, to a much lesser extent than had been expected, the unfounded allegations that Twitter is silencing conservative voices.

Facebook, Twitter Execs Admit Failures, Warn of 'Overwhelming' Threat to Elections Facebook, Twitter Execs Admit Failures, Warn of 'Overwhelming' Threat to Elections

Openly recognizing their companies’ past failures in rare displays of modesty, Facebook and Twitter executives touted new efforts to combat state-sponsored propaganda across their platforms before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, acknowledging that the task is often “overwhelming” and proving a massive…

Twitter CEO to Call Bullshit on Claims of Anti-GOP Censorship Before Congress Twitter CEO to Call Bullshit on Claims of Anti-GOP Censorship Before Congress

Armed with various analyses of how users of the platform interact with and receive information from U.S. politicians and news outlets online, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to firmly refute accusations that the social network is inherently biased against conservatives or doing anything to silence their tweets.

California Gives ISPs the Finger, Passes a Robust Bill to Restore Net Neutrality  California Gives ISPs the Finger, Passes a Robust Bill to Restore Net Neutrality 

After months of back and forth, amending bills, combining them, and pulling them apart, California’s legislature has finally passed a law that will, at least for some 40 million Americans, restore the net neutrality protections repealed by the Trump administration this year.

FCC Criticized for Surrendering Power to Punish Verizon After Firefighters Got Throttled During Wildfire FCC Criticized for Surrendering Power to Punish Verizon After Firefighters Got Throttled During Wildfire

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday pressed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its response to Verizon’s throttling of firefighters’ data speeds as they battled a major wildfire in Northern California.

California Is Now Inches Away From Restoring Net Neutrality California Is Now Inches Away From Restoring Net Neutrality

After months of grueling committee proceedings, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed Senate Bill 822, all but ensuring that residents will soon enjoy the strongest net neutrality protections in the country.

The Only Election Security Bill That Matters Picks Up Two New Senate Co-sponsors The Only Election Security Bill That Matters Picks Up Two New Senate Co-sponsors

Democrats are pushing forward with a bill that, unlike competing legislation, would actually require the use of paper ballots and comprehensive audits in all federal elections.

Nearly 15 Million Texas Voters Reportedly Exposed by Data Leak Nearly 15 Million Texas Voters Reportedly Exposed by Data Leak

The voting records of some 14.8 million Texas residents were left exposed online and eventually got discovered by a data breach hunter overseas, according to TechCrunch.

How That Fake DNC 'Hack' Got Shut Down so Fast How That Fake DNC 'Hack' Got Shut Down so Fast

The Democrats are on edge for good reason. They have a little experience with this.

DNC Now Says 'Hacking Attempt' Was Just a Phishing Test [Updated] DNC Now Says 'Hacking Attempt' Was Just a Phishing Test [Updated]

A widely reported hacking attempt on the main voter file of the Democratic National Party turns out to have been a security test, the DNC says.

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