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Twitter has shut down 125K accounts amid terrorism concerns since mid-2015

Twitter has shut down 125K accounts amid terrorism concerns since mid-2015

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In an effort to help curb terrorism, Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 that it said threatened or promoted terrorist acts.

Mozilla unveils timetable for discontinuing Firefox OS

Mozilla unveils timetable for discontinuing Firefox OS

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Mozilla yesterday shed new light on its plan to phase out its Firefox operating system and instead focus on Internet of Things solutions, with an emphasis on data privacy and security.

Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

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In an oft-repeated tale, a senior at Panther Creek High School was arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for hacking into a school computer and changing grades.

Powell, Rice use of private email highlights government-wide security problem

Powell, Rice use of private email highlights government-wide security problem

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice both used private email for classified information and a heavily redacted email from John Kerry showed that he likewise used a private email account

Privacy Shield is here, now orgs., lawmakers must take action

Privacy Shield is here, now orgs., lawmakers must take action

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To meet the more stringent requirements laid out in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield pact inked Tuesday, organizations are going to have to up their data protection game and Congress must accelerate passage of the Judicial Redress Act.

UN panel: Assange in "arbitrary detention" in Ecuador's embassy

UN panel: Assange in "arbitrary detention" in Ecuador's embassy

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A United Nations panel declared that the past three-and-a-half years that Julian Assange spent in Ecuador's embassy in the U.K. were effectively an "arbitrary detention", as the WikiLeaks founder fights extradition to Sweden.

New security tool to mask your face available on Ashley Madison

New security tool to mask your face available on Ashley Madison

For anyone wanting to remain anonymous, Ashley Madison is now allowing its users to add a mask to their profile picture with a new security tool called discreet photo.

 What does settlement really mean?

What does settlement really mean?

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Companies are facing a predicament when charged with federal regulatory violations over alleged failures to establish cybersecurity policies and/or protect personally identifiable information (PII).

Information governance hard to achieve, worth effort to protect data

Information governance hard to achieve, worth effort to protect data

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Information governance (IG) is nearly impossible to achieve, but is a goal worth pursuing to protect the privacy of sensitive data and ensure organizations can meet discovery requests, according to a panel at the LegalTech show in New York.

EFF and ACLU accuse Milwaukee police of warrantless stingray use

EFF and ACLU accuse Milwaukee police of warrantless stingray use

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The ACLU joined forces with the EFF to file an amicus brief in a case involving the Milwaukee Police Department's alleged warrantless use of a stingray.

Corporate legal dept. finds role shifting amid cybersecurity, privacy concerns

Corporate legal dept. finds role shifting amid cybersecurity, privacy concerns

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Corporate legal departments are grappling with the changing role of corporate legal departments as they assume a greater role in security and privacy.

Fast and furious: breaches keep rolling in, orgs must act quickly

Fast and furious: breaches keep rolling in, orgs must act quickly

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The threat landscape and nature of data breaches are constantly changing, requiring lightning fast response and throwing organizations into an nearly perpetual state of transformation, a panelist told attendees at the LegalTech Show in New York on Tuesday.

U.S. and EU reach 'Privacy Shield' pact replacing Safe Harbor

U.S. and EU reach 'Privacy Shield' pact replacing Safe Harbor

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U.S. and European officials announced a new data-transfer deal on Tuesday designed to replace the Safe Harbor agreement that was ruled invalid by a European court three months ago.

AnonSec claims credit for NASA drone hack

AnonSec claims credit for NASA drone hack

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Hacking group AnonSec released 250 GB of data that it says proves it commandeered a $222.7 million NASA drone and for months pilfered information.

Intel agencies will target newer, encryption-free tech for surveillance programs: Harvard report

Intel agencies will target newer, encryption-free tech for surveillance programs: Harvard report

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A report today from Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society predicts that in lieu of backdoors to encrypted messaging apps, intelligence agencies will increasingly turn to less fortified vectors to conduct digital surveillance.

It's back...Dridex campaigns on uptick

It's back...Dridex campaigns on uptick

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Aimed at manufacturing, telecommunications, and financial services sectors, Dridex has reemerged after a post-holiday slowdown.

Apache server default setting leaves Tor users' identities vulnerable

Apache server default setting leaves Tor users' identities vulnerable

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A default configuration used by the Apache server has been discovered as vulnerable to uncovering the identity of Tor users.

Liberty Reserve mastermind pleads guilty to money laundering

Liberty Reserve mastermind pleads guilty to money laundering

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The founder of Liberty Reserve virtual currency pleaded guilty to running an enterprise that laundered more than $250 million obtained by criminals through identity theft, credit card fraud, computer hacking and other illicit activities.

What does settlement really mean?

What does settlement really mean?

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What do recent settlements with the FTC, FCC and SEC really mean for cyber hygiene. Larry Jaffee reports.

U.S. online users more concerned with privacy than income loss

U.S. online users more concerned with privacy than income loss

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American consumers are more preoccupied with data privacy than losing their main source of income with 92 percent of respondents in a new survey.

IRS, FTC initiatives tackle identity theft

IRS, FTC initiatives tackle identity theft

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An IRS program launched to improve fraud prevention needs improvements, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said -- as the FTC rolls out an upgraded identity theft website.

Judiciary committee adds amendment to Judicial Redress, sends to Senate for vote

Judiciary committee adds amendment to Judicial Redress, sends to Senate for vote

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The Senate Judiciary Committee gave the nod to the Judicial Redress Act, which would provide citizens of major U.S. allies a course of redress regarding information shared with U.S. law enforcement, sending it on to the full Senate.

Data Privacy Day: Cybersecurity experts share advice on protecting data

Data Privacy Day: Cybersecurity experts share advice on protecting data

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With Data Privacy Day now upon us, cybersecurity experts from across the industry have offered their advice on how both individuals and organizations can protect their data.

In a first, alleged ISIL-linked hacker extradited to U.S.

In a first, alleged ISIL-linked hacker extradited to U.S.

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In what prosecutors are calling a "first of its kind" case, a hacker linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges.

Data Privacy Day: Changes transform policy, perspective since last year

Data Privacy Day: Changes transform policy, perspective since last year

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SCMagazine.com asked key thought leaders to identify key events in last year that have reshaped public policy and expectations of what happens—and what should happen—to personally identifiable information when users go online.

White House establishes new office to secure OPM background checks

White House establishes new office to secure OPM background checks

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The White House will establish a new office, managed by the DoD, that will secure OPM background checks.

Scarlet Mimic group targets minority activists, likely government supported

Scarlet Mimic group targets minority activists, likely government supported

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Unit 42 researchers said Scarlet Mimic is behind attacks against minority rights activists that began more than four years, though they've shifted both their tactics and the malware used.

Opponents to Swiss surveillance law force direct public vote

Opponents to Swiss surveillance law force direct public vote

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A Swiss digital surveillance law that has rankled online privacy advocates will now subjected to a public vote, after opponents collected enough signatures to challenge the legislation.

DDoS attacks on the rise - touching 500gbps

DDoS attacks on the rise - touching 500gbps

DDoS attacks are on the increase and getting bigger and more widespread, according to research released by Arbor Networks.

Lawsuit dismissed in Georgia after state admits to massive breach

Lawsuit dismissed in Georgia after state admits to massive breach

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Plaintiffs in Atlanta had a class-action lawsuit dismissed on Monday following the state's acknowledgement it had put at risk the data of more than six million registered voters.

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