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Uber Denies Breach After User Info Goes Up for Sale

Uber Denies Breach After User Info Goes Up for Sale

By Josh Wolford March 30, 2015

Uber says that it has found no evidence of a security breach following reports that user data has popped up for sale on dark web sites. Motherboard reports that thousands of active Uber accounts are currently for sale on sites …

Jeb Bush Fixes Social Security Number Leak, but People’s Email Addresses and Names Are Still Out in the Open Jeb Bush Fixes Social Security Number Leak, but People’s Email Addresses and Names Are Still Out in the Open

Earlier this week, The eGovernor (as the public apparently called him at some point) Jeb Bush released hundreds of thousands of emails from his tenure as governor of Florida. It was a move in the name of transparency – Jeb …

Jeb Bush Just Released Years of Emails – Complete with the Names and Email Addresses of All Who Wrote Him Jeb Bush Just Released Years of Emails – Complete with the Names and Email Addresses of All Who Wrote Him

In the name of transparency, former Florida Governor and likely 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush just published all of his email correspondence from his tenure running the state. “In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my …

Twitter: Government Info Requests on the Rise, Up 40% Worldwide Twitter: Government Info Requests on the Rise, Up 40% Worldwide

Twitter’s latest transparency report is out, and the numbers of governmental requests – both for user info and for content removal – are way up. According to Twitter, the company has seen a 40% increase in government requests for user …

Twitter to Kick Trolls Off ‘Right and Left’, Says CEO Twitter to Kick Trolls Off ‘Right and Left’, Says CEO

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has admitted something we’re all well aware of: Twitter is pretty bad at handling instances of abuse on its platform. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it …

WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data, Delaying Notification WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data, Delaying Notification

Google reportedly delayed by two and a half years disclosure to WikiLeaks that it gave emails and other data from three of its staff to the FBI. This occurred after a federal judge issued a warrant. Michael Ratner of the …

Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the …

Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos, Delivers Only Fraud Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos, Delivers Only Fraud

If you’re scrolling through your news feed and come across a pair of boobs and a promise of hot Snapchats, ignore your impulses and avoid. It’s a scam. Specifically, you might see links to articles called “10 Hottest Leaked Snapchats …

Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable

Don’t be the guy who posts that completely useless privacy notice on Facebook … again. Hey, better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. Just say no. A hoax as old as any (and there are a lot inside the Facebook bubble) …

FTC Settles Charges Against Snapchat FTC Settles Charges Against Snapchat

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service. This follows a public comment period. The …

Twitter Wants to Track Which Apps You Have on Your Phone; Here’s How to Stop It Twitter Wants to Track Which Apps You Have on Your Phone; Here’s How to Stop It

Twitter has just added a section to its security & privacy terms that explains how the company is about the start “collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device”. Re/code first spotted the updated page, …

Facebook Is Updating Its Terms And Privacy Policies Again Facebook Is Updating Its Terms And Privacy Policies Again

Facebook announced that it’s updating its terms of service, data policy, and cookies policy to reflect new features, as it also tries to improve its advertising experience. There aren’t any changes to settings, but the way Facebook explains things is …

Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox

Mozilla is celebrating ten years of Firefox with a handful of announcements. We told you about the launch of Firefox Developer Edition, which it had previously teased, but that’s only part of the celebration. The regular Firefox browser is getting …

Facebook Says Government Data Requests Up 24% Facebook Says Government Data Requests Up 24%

It’s Election Day in the US, and Facebook is reminding everyone to vote with a giant banner at the top of the news feed which asks people to share the vote with friends. By the looks of my news feed, …

Lori Douglas Nude Photos Prompt Inquiry Against Her

Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas is facing removal from her position due to an inquiry on nude images of her being posted on the Internet without her consent. On Tuesday, October 29, the Canadian Judicial Council’s independent counsel, Suzanne Cote, …

Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart …

Snapchat Photo Hack, If Real, Wasn’t Snapchat’s Fault (Says Snapchat) Snapchat Photo Hack, If Real, Wasn’t Snapchat’s Fault (Says Snapchat)

Photos taken and transmitted via Snapchat may or may not have leaked on Thursday, but if they did, Snapchat assures you that its servers were never breached and it’s the fault of unauthorized third-party apps. Early Friday, Business Insider reported …