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Facebook: Data breach impact should be diminished

An leaked email shows that Facebook downplayed the importance of a serious data breach. The message reached the Belgium-based Data News. The document revealed company’s strategy for dealing with leaking details of more than half a billion users. Facebook…
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EU tech laws might become tougher for tech giants

New EU tech laws received a green light and go to the Parliament. These would impose tougher rules for tech giants such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook. Frustrated by the slow pace of antitrust investigations, Margrethe Vestager late last year proposed the Digital…
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Facebook in trouble, again. UK fines it record £50m

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) puts Facebook in trouble again, as it fined the company £50.5m ($70m), for its Giphy acquisition. The company is being investigated for breaking rules, and ignoring many warnings from the CMA. Its own actions put…
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Major DDoS attack puts down a VoIP company in Canada

VoIP.ms, Canada’s only VoIP provider, is still struggling with a week-long, massive ransom distributed denial of-service (DDoS) attack. Everything began on September 16th. The company, which provides internet telephony services to businesses across the US and Canada…
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Data watchdog fined Microsoft for breaking the rules

South Korean data watchdog fined Microsoft and five other companies, with a combined total of US$75,000. South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission found that each company had failed to protect administrative accounts. This led to the leak of over 119,000…
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Home security systems – FBI's warnings about attacks

Home security systems put people at risk, according to a recent F.B.I. announcement. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation mentioned that attackers hack these systems and set them up to place fake emergency calls. The method is called “swatting.” What is swatting and…