Laura Hautala

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Encrypted messaging: Everything you were afraid to ask about why it's more secure
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Encrypted messaging: Everything you were afraid to ask about why it's more secure
August, 14 2018
Facebook page administrators required to confirm locations and lock down accounts
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Facebook page administrators required to confirm locations and lock down accounts
August, 10 2018
Election hack in Florida? DHS and state officials say they haven't seen one
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Election hack in Florida? DHS and state officials say they haven't seen one
August, 9 2018
Facebook: We're making life hard on trolls trying to influence you
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Facebook: We're making life hard on trolls trying to influence you
August, 6 2018
White House officials: Russian election interference is happening again
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White House officials: Russian election interference is happening again
August, 2 2018
Still using a from 2007 on Reddit? Change it now, because Reddit was hacked.
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Still using a from 2007 on Reddit? Change it now, because Reddit was hacked.
August, 1 2018
Email is the worst, and attempted hack on Sen. Claire McCaskill shows why
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Email is the worst, and attempted hack on Sen. Claire McCaskill shows why
July, 30 2018
Sen. Claire McCaskill points to Russia in apparent hacking attempt
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Sen. Claire McCaskill points to Russia in apparent hacking attempt
July, 26 2018
Facebook says it's fighting hard against misinformation, but won’t say how big the problem is
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Facebook says it's fighting hard against misinformation, but won’t say how big the problem is
July, 24 2018
Social media scammers swindle superfans on Facebook, Twitter and Google, report says
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Social media scammers swindle superfans on Facebook, Twitter and Google, report says
July, 9 2018
Google's Gmail controversy is everything people hate about Silicon Valley
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Google's Gmail controversy is everything people hate about Silicon Valley
July, 3 2018
California enacts a broad privacy law, taking on companies that collect and sell your data
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California enacts a broad privacy law, taking on companies that collect and sell your data
June, 29 2018
California enacts a broad privacy law, taking on companies that collect and sell your data
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California enacts a broad privacy law, taking on companies that collect and sell your data
June, 28 2018
California lawmakers poised to give consumers broad privacy powers
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California lawmakers poised to give consumers broad privacy powers
June, 28 2018
Twitter gives details on political ads in new transparency center
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Twitter gives details on political ads in new transparency center
June, 28 2018
California lawmakers poised to give consumers broad privacy powers
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California lawmakers poised to give consumers broad privacy powers
June, 28 2018
Ukraine fears a coordinated hacking attack from Russia
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Ukraine fears a coordinated hacking attack from Russia
June, 26 2018
WPA3 Wi-Fi is here, and it's harder to hack
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WPA3 Wi-Fi is here, and it's harder to hack
June, 25 2018
Mozilla's Firefox Monitor aims to keep your accounts safe
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Mozilla's Firefox Monitor aims to keep your accounts safe
June, 25 2018
Google aims to show you how it uses your data
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Google aims to show you how it uses your data
June, 21 2018
Google will fix Chromecast, Google Home flaw that leaked your location
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Google will fix Chromecast, Google Home flaw that leaked your location
June, 18 2018
Apple to close iPhone security hole used by police, criminals
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Apple to close iPhone security hole used by police, criminals
June, 13 2018
Cybersecurity mistake meant Macs could have hosted nasty files
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Cybersecurity mistake meant Macs could have hosted nasty files
June, 13 2018
Facebook kept sharing users' friend data in special deals, report says
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Facebook kept sharing users' friend data in special deals, report says
June, 8 2018
China reportedly hacked US Navy secrets
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China reportedly hacked US Navy secrets
June, 8 2018
How Apple's privacy tools keep trackers from following you around the internet
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How Apple's privacy tools keep trackers from following you around the internet
June, 8 2018
Mojave is the new macOS
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Mojave is the new macOS
June, 4 2018
Apple WWDC 2018: App Store yielded $100 billion for app makers
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Apple WWDC 2018: App Store yielded $100 billion for app makers
June, 4 2018
Google's Android P will know what you want to do before you do it
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Google's Android P will know what you want to do before you do it
May, 8 2018
Send a line of code to a surveillance camera, get the username and password, report says
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Send a line of code to a surveillance camera, get the username and password, report says
May, 7 2018
Facebook, Google and Microsoft detail technology that fights fraud and fake news
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Facebook, Google and Microsoft detail technology that fights fraud and fake news
April, 25 2018
Twitter: We track you to target ads, stop abuse
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Twitter: We track you to target ads, stop abuse
April, 24 2018
AI and automation are coming -- these 3 countries will be best prepared
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AI and automation are coming -- these 3 countries will be best prepared
April, 24 2018
A UK consumer advocate sues Facebook to stop scammers from using his image
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A UK consumer advocate sues Facebook to stop scammers from using his image
April, 23 2018
Facebook's new data policy: Answers to your privacy questions
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Facebook's new data policy: Answers to your privacy questions
April, 21 2018
Monica Lewinsky wants cybersecurity pros to aid the vulnerable
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Monica Lewinsky wants cybersecurity pros to aid the vulnerable
April, 18 2018
Women and minorities headline at OurSA security conference
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Women and minorities headline at OurSA security conference
April, 17 2018
DHS secretary says US must fight hacks from abroad
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DHS secretary says US must fight hacks from abroad
April, 17 2018
Intel at RSA: Our chips can make you safer
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Intel at RSA: Our chips can make you safer
April, 16 2018
Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere to protect your IoT
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Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere to protect your IoT
April, 16 2018
Shadow profiles: Facebook has information you didn't hand over
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Shadow profiles: Facebook has information you didn't hand over
April, 11 2018
Zuckerberg hearings get Congress weighing EU-style privacy regulations
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Zuckerberg hearings get Congress weighing EU-style privacy regulations
April, 11 2018
Good luck finding all those new security hires, Facebook -- and keeping them on task
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Good luck finding all those new security hires, Facebook -- and keeping them on task
April, 11 2018
Ransomware keeps its hold on your data, Verizon says
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Ransomware keeps its hold on your data, Verizon says
April, 10 2018
Facebook on privacy: Here's what we collect, really
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Facebook on privacy: Here's what we collect, really
April, 4 2018
Facebook axes Russia-linked pages to stop election interference
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Facebook axes Russia-linked pages to stop election interference
April, 3 2018
Apple sends iOS 11.4 for iPhones and iPads to software developers
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Apple sends iOS 11.4 for iPhones and iPads to software developers
April, 3 2018
Panera website leaked customer data for months, report says
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Panera website leaked customer data for months, report says
April, 2 2018
Cloudflare's DNS privacy tool would skirt ISPs, speed up your internet
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Cloudflare's DNS privacy tool would skirt ISPs, speed up your internet
April, 1 2018
Alleged LinkedIn, Dropbox hacker extradited to US
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Alleged LinkedIn, Dropbox hacker extradited to US
March, 30 2018
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