News tagged with personal data

The high price of data breaches

As consumers, we transmit valuable personal information to the companies with which we do business. In doing so, we trust that information will remain secure. Over the past year, however, we have learned of a number of instances ...

dateNov 26, 2011 in Internet
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Fear hackers? Sochi is little worse than elsewhere

How safe is Sochi for your electronics and personal data? The games, like nearly all international events, have sparked a series of online calls to arms, with various branches of the nebulous Anonymous movement pledging action ...

dateFeb 07, 2014 in Security
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Lulz hackers say attacks are entertainment

Computer hackers who have hit the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others during a month-long rampage said Friday that they were staging the attacks for their own entertainment.

dateJun 17, 2011 in Internet
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Hackers throw campus info caution to the wind

(—For 53 universities, this was the week that brought a line of enquiry they could well do without: How much damage are we dealing with? Hackers on Monday threw thousands of personal records from 53 universities ...

dateOct 04, 2012 in Internet report
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Password breach spreads beyond LinkedIn

More websites admitted security breaches Thursday after LinkedIn said some of its members' passwords were stolen, and experts warned of email scams targeting users of the social network.

dateJun 07, 2012 in Internet
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New tool makes online personal data more transparent

The web can be an opaque black box: it leverages our personal information without our knowledge or control. When, for instance, a user sees an ad about depression online, she may not realize that she is seeing it because ...

dateAug 18, 2014 in Internet
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