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Weekend news review: March 16-20


  • Facebook, Twitter update policies, take stronger stance on revenge porn

    Facebook and Twitter joined Google and Reddit in updating their community standards to ban certain images and clarify what is acceptable and what's not. Read more

  • Obama administration seeks additional authority to combat botnets

    The Obama administration announced a proposed amendment to existing law that would give federal courts more authority in the ongoing was against botnets. Read more

  • Premera Blue Cross breached, info on 11 million customers at risk

    Premera Blue Cross announced on Tuesday that attackers had gained unauthorized access to its IT systems. Read more

  • Study: Americans taking steps to hide online activities from U.S. government

    The Pew Research Center surveyed hundreds of American adults about their behaviors online and the steps they've taken to keep their identity and actions hidden. Read more

  • Apps submitted to Google Play are now reviewed by 'experts'

    Despite Google's new review process, mobile security company Lookout recently identified 13 apps with adware that made it into Google Play. Read more

  • Cloud trends survey: 9 out of 10 orgs concerned about public cloud security

    Crowd Research Partners conducted a study with cooperation from AlertLogic, AlienVault, Bitglass and other cloud security providers. Read more

  • Premera warned to fix security holes shortly before being breached

    In mid-April 2014, Premera received an audit report and was advised, in 10 recommendations, to address vulnerabilities. Read more

  • Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov't surveillance

    The threat information-sharing bill was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. Read more

  • New Dridex variant spotted in tax rebate phish

    The variant takes new measures to avoid VM detection, PhishMe researchers found. Read more

  • Threat group targeting Israel and Europe believed to be state-sponsored

    The group, known as Rocket Kitten, has shifted tactics in its latest campaign, referred to by Trend Micro as Operation Woolen-GoldFish. Read more

Premera Blue Cross announced this week that up to 11 million of its members might have had their personal information compromised. Also this week, Google decided to have its Play Store apps reviewed ahead of their inclusion in the store, and the freshly edited CISA bill didn’t satisfy privacy advocates.For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.