Data on nearly 200 million US voters exposed in huge GOP contractor leak

The personal details of nearly 200 million voters have been accidentally exposed in the largest U.S. leak of voter data, according to a security expert.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/data-on-nearly-200-million-us-voters-exposed-in-huge-gop-contractor-leak.html

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Hackers to be charged in Yahoo security breach

U.S. officials are planning to unveil charges Wednesday related to the theft of personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo users and disrupted the company’s sale to Verizon, according to people familiar with the matter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/15/hackers-to-be-charged-in-yahoo-security-breach.html

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WikiLeaks proposes database of verified Twitter users' info, sparks uproar

Wikileaks said it was considering building an online database containing personal information on verified Twitter users.

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Does Zuckerberg's 2017 personal challenge suggest political plans?

Mark Zuckerberg sets a personal challenge for himself every year, and the one for 2017 sounds more suited to a political candidate than a tech CEO: In a Facebook post Tuesday, Zuckerberg said he wants to have visited all 50 states by the end of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/04/does-zuckerbergs-2017-personal-challenge-suggest-political-plans.html

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Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors breached, Navy announces

The personal data of more than 130,000 sailors was accessed by unknown individuals after a contractor’s laptop was breached, the Navy announced Wednesday.

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Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

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Be sure to check your personal advertising preferences after updating to Windows 10 — in at least some cases, the Anniversary Update is also resetting how and when it shows you ads.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236685-installing-the-windows-10-anniversary-update-may-reset-your-ad-preferences-other-settings?source=Computing

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The Consumer Reports 10-Minute Digital Privacy Tuneup

There’s a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you’re using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you’re at home or in a coffee shop.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/20/consumer-reports-10-minute-digital-privacy-tuneup.html

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Jackie Kennedy's personal photo gear up for sale on eBay

Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was once a photographer. Now, you can pick up some of her personal photo gear, including a Leicaflex SL SLR camera, thanks to eBay seller jgautographs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/22/jackie-kennedys-personal-photo-gear-up-for-sale-on-ebay.html

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Google Transparency Report Shows Government Data Demands Rising


The number of government requests to Google for citizens’ personal data rose in the second half of 2015, according to the company’s latest Transparency Report, released Monday. The number has been trending upward for the past few years as the number of people connected to the Internet has increased. The growth also coincides with government efforts worldwide to increase surveillance over their citizens and almost-daily reports of terrorist attacks. The FBI has been fighting to expand its powers of surveillance in the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83718.html?rss=1

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Autonomous taxis: Why you may never own a self-driving car

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The combination of ride-hailing and ride-sharing solutions with autonomous vehicles may revolutionize personal transportation by making vehicle sharing the norm, rather than the exception.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/176672-autonomous-taxis-why-you-may-never-own-a-self-driving-car

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