Security

Facebook bug let apps access unposted photos for millions of users

Facebook has disclosed yet another privacy flub. This time around, it says a bug in the Photo API led to third-party apps being able to access not only timeline photos (which users had permitted them to do), but Stories, Marketplace images and photos...

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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:39

Signal says it can't allow government access to users' chats

Last week, the Australian government passed the country's controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law, legislation that allows government agencies to demand access to encrypted communications. Companies that don't comply with the new law c...

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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:58

Chinese hackers reportedly hit Navy contractors with multiple attacks

Chinese hackers have been targeting US Navy contractors, and were reportedly successful on several occasions over the last 18 months. The infiltrators stole information including missile plans and ship maintenance data, according to a Wall Street Jou...

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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:58

New York settles with Equifax and others over lax mobile app security

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced that the state has reached settlements with five companies regarding a security vulnerability present on each of their mobile apps. Going forward, the companies -- Equifax, Western Union, Pricelin...

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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 18:05

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