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NEWS ALERT: Senate blocks USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization

A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Hospitals in at least 3 states affected by employee data breach

Thousands of hospital patients in at least three states may have had their personal information compromised after MML data breach.

IC3 report says social media-related complaints quadrupled over five years

On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.

House lawmakers' information accessed in CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breach

House lawmakers might have had some of their personal data compromised in the confirmed CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield data breach earlier this week.

Method identified to generate unlimited Starbucks gift card funds

A hacker with security firm Sakurity identified a way to generate unlimited funds on Starbucks gift cards, and proved that it worked.

Nigerian man sentenced to 3 years for phishing scam targeting gov't workers

A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a phishing scheme targeting U.S. government employees.

Ohio student hacks school computer, shares data of 113 students

An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.

NEWS ALERT: AdultFriendFinder users' online dating info compromised

Hackers might have accessed and posted the information of up to 4 millions AdultFriendFinder users.

Alleged NullCrew member French back in custody

After being free on bond since summer 2014, alleged hacker Timothy French has been taken into custody to await his trial, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

UC Browser found leaking personal data

Researchers wrote in a paper that UC Browser's English and Chinese versions leak personal and personally-identifiable data.

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