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WikiLeaks Helped Hackers Rifle Through Stolen Company Emails, Leaked FBI Docs Show WikiLeaks Helped Hackers Rifle Through Stolen Company Emails, Leaked FBI Docs Show

The revelation that U.S. prosecutors have prepared an indictment against Julian Assange, a fact the government inadvertently made public Thursday evening, has again fanned the flames of speculation over what class of crimes he might be charged with should British authorities finally capture and deposit him on American…

Healthcare.gov Breach Included Social Security Numbers and, Reportedly, Children's Info Healthcare.gov Breach Included Social Security Numbers and, Reportedly, Children's Info

New details have surfaced about a data breach first reported on October 19 involving a healthcare.gov portal, which is currently said to affect as many as 75,000 consumers.

Sprint Offers Weak-Ass Denial in Response to Accusations of Skype Throttling Sprint Offers Weak-Ass Denial in Response to Accusations of Skype Throttling

A multi-university study released this week concluded that Sprint has been throttling the bandwidth of customers using Skype, Microsoft’s popular internet-based video chat service.

No, Brian Kemp Did Not Just Doxx Georgia Voters—But the Reality Is Somehow Worse No, Brian Kemp Did Not Just Doxx Georgia Voters—But the Reality Is Somehow Worse

The contentious and still unresolved Georgia gubernatorial election has led to a variety of claims of unfair play on the part of GOP candidate and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp, including a voter suppression lawsuit and reports of voting machine technical malfunctions. Today, a handful of social media pundits…

Why Democrats Didn't Campaign More on Net Neutrality Why Democrats Didn't Campaign More on Net Neutrality

As Americans line up to vote on Tuesday, some of net neutrality’s most vocal defenders remain confident that the issue will be a determining factor in the 2018 midterm elections. Privately, however, some Democrats have expressed doubt that the battle over the ‘net is key to regaining control of Congress—even as…

Wyden Unveils Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore 'Do Not Track,' and Jail Reckless CEOs Wyden Unveils Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore 'Do Not Track,' and Jail Reckless CEOs

By the time it was clear the fallout from the Equifax breach reached roughly three-fourths of adult Americans, Washington lawmakers were already tripping over themselves to churn out a law that they hoped would, in some future, analogous disaster, hold accountable the negligent hoarders of Americans’ personal, private…

U.S. Indicts Chinese Hacker-Spies in Conspiracy to Steal Aerospace Secrets U.S. Indicts Chinese Hacker-Spies in Conspiracy to Steal Aerospace Secrets

The U.S. Justice Department has charged two Chinese intelligence officers, six hackers, and two aerospace company insiders in a sweeping conspiracy to steal confidential aerospace technology from U.S. and French companies.

Facebook Hunts for Content Celebrating a Failed Mail Bomber Facebook Hunts for Content Celebrating a Failed Mail Bomber

Days before the arrest of Cesar Sayoc Jr., the man police say mailed up to 14 pipe bombs to chief political rivals of President Donald Trump, teams of Facebook employees were already busy combing the platform trying to remove as much content as possible praising the failed terrorist attacks.

California Attorney General Delays Enacting State Net Neutrality Law California Attorney General Delays Enacting State Net Neutrality Law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday entered into an agreement with the telecom industry groups currently suing California over its recently passed net neutrality law, potentially delaying its implementation until next year.

Facebook Takes Down More Iranian Accounts Impersonating Americans Facebook Takes Down More Iranian Accounts Impersonating Americans

Facebook on Friday announced the removal of 82 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Iran, a majority of which had misrepresented themselves as being U.S. citizens and posted on “politically charged topics,” including immigration and race relations, as relevant to the United States.

Sen. Wyden Urges DHS to Adopt New Encryption Tech to Protect .Gov Websites Visitors Sen. Wyden Urges DHS to Adopt New Encryption Tech to Protect .Gov Websites Visitors

The nation’s most vocal privacy advocate in the U.S. Senate is pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week to implement new technologies that would stop foreign hackers from identifying which U.S. government website Americans are visiting, including U.S. government employees.

HealthCare.gov Portal Suffers Data Breach Exposing 75,000 Consumers HealthCare.gov Portal Suffers Data Breach Exposing 75,000 Consumers

Sensitive information belonging to roughly 75,000 individuals was exposed after a government healthcare sign-up system got hacked, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday.

Russian Accountant Charged in Conspiracy to Make U.S. Politics Even More Unbearable Russian Accountant Charged in Conspiracy to Make U.S. Politics Even More Unbearable

A woman employed by a close alley to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been charged by U.S. prosecutors with conspiracy to interfere with the upcoming midterm elections.

Former Equifax Manager Gets Home Confinement for Insider Trading Amid Data Breach Former Equifax Manager Gets Home Confinement for Insider Trading Amid Data Breach

A former Equifax manager who tried to profit off the company’s horrendous 2017 data breach with a little insider trading will spend eight months on home confinement, forfeit his ill-gotten gains, and pay an additional $50,000 in fines.

Tea Party Group Leaks Call Lists, Guides for Staging Pro-Gun 'Student-Led' High School Protests Tea Party Group Leaks Call Lists, Guides for Staging Pro-Gun 'Student-Led' High School Protests

An ultra-conservative group representing one of the nation’s largest Tea Party coalitions left exposed dozens of internal documents and call lists containing the names and phone numbers of some 527,000 supporters. Discovered online by security researchers late last month, the cache of files contain a broad range of…

FCC Butts Heads With Wireless Carriers Over Hurricane Michael Response  FCC Butts Heads With Wireless Carriers Over Hurricane Michael Response 

The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday slammed wireless carriers over what he described as unsuitably slow progress in restoring communications in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Trump-Themed Dating App Reportedly Leaks Personal Data Hours After Launch Trump-Themed Dating App Reportedly Leaks Personal Data Hours After Launch

Mere hours after Fox News revealed the existence of a new Trump-centric dating app, a security researcher has apparently uncovered evidence that “Donald Daters” is leaking sensitive user information online.

Widespread Cable, Internet, and Radio Outages Mark Hurricane Michael's Path of Destruction Widespread Cable, Internet, and Radio Outages Mark Hurricane Michael's Path of Destruction

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday released an update regarding areas suffering wireless, cable, and radio service outages due to Hurricane Michael, which made landfall near Bay County, Florida, on Wednesday.

MindBody Exposes Data Belonging to Millions of FitMetrix Users MindBody Exposes Data Belonging to Millions of FitMetrix Users

The fitness company behind FitMetrix, a popular performance-tracking app, reportedly left the personal data of more than 100 million users exposed.

Google Not Sure Which Google+ Users Had Personal Data Exposed Google Not Sure Which Google+ Users Had Personal Data Exposed

Following a report Monday alleging that Google kept secret a data breach potentially impacting hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, the company is offering only a meager defense of why it kept silent for so long.

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