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Midterm elections, social media and hacking: What you need to know
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Midterm elections, social media and hacking: What you need to know
October, 19 2018
Hackers, trolls and the fight over your vote in the 2018 midterm elections
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Hackers, trolls and the fight over your vote in the 2018 midterm elections
October, 16 2018
Facebook disables accounts for Russian firm claiming to sell scraped user data
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Facebook disables accounts for Russian firm claiming to sell scraped user data
October, 11 2018
Palmer Luckey talks VR and the military at Vanity Fair confab
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Palmer Luckey talks VR and the military at Vanity Fair confab
October, 10 2018
Salesforce training program hopes to make finding diverse job candidates easy
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Salesforce training program hopes to make finding diverse job candidates easy
September, 30 2018
How drones and lasers will help us predict volcanic eruptions
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How drones and lasers will help us predict volcanic eruptions
September, 24 2018
Amazon's Alexa Guard will listen for signs of danger
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Amazon's Alexa Guard will listen for signs of danger
September, 20 2018
Volcanic eruptions get new early warning systems
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Volcanic eruptions get new early warning systems
September, 20 2018
Symantec takes on election hacking by fighting copycat websites
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Symantec takes on election hacking by fighting copycat websites
September, 18 2018
Facebook wants to know when third party services expose your information
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Facebook wants to know when third party services expose your information
September, 17 2018
Privacy takes a backseat during Apple product reveal
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Privacy takes a backseat during Apple product reveal
September, 12 2018
Battery power grows in Apple iPhone XS and XS Max
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Battery power grows in Apple iPhone XS and XS Max
September, 12 2018
Protest in Twitter hearing talked over by auctioneering Congressman
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Protest in Twitter hearing talked over by auctioneering Congressman
September, 5 2018
Spy app for parents leaked messages from targets' phones, report says
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Spy app for parents leaked messages from targets' phones, report says
September, 4 2018
Twitter boosts requirements for ads ahead of US midterm elections
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Twitter boosts requirements for ads ahead of US midterm elections
August, 30 2018
Yahoo Mail scans your inbox for receipts, but its competitors don't
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Yahoo Mail scans your inbox for receipts, but its competitors don't
August, 28 2018
While encrypted chat apps suffer setbacks, Wickr says it works everywhere
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While encrypted chat apps suffer setbacks, Wickr says it works everywhere
August, 23 2018
Facebook deletes over 650 accounts linked to influence efforts from Iran, Russia
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Facebook deletes over 650 accounts linked to influence efforts from Iran, Russia
August, 22 2018
How Microsoft spotted another Russian hacking attempt
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How Microsoft spotted another Russian hacking attempt
August, 21 2018
Google sued over tracking user location amid privacy concerns
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Google sued over tracking user location amid privacy concerns
August, 20 2018
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
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