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Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
British Airways says an attack on its site and app on Aug. 21-Sept. 5 exposed customers' personal and financial details, believes ~380K “card payments” breached   —  British Airways revealed on Thursday that hackers managed to lurk in its systems for two weeks, exposing around 380,000 card payments.
Sep 6, 2018, 8:55 PMIn context
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
FTC seizes nine fake US military recruitment websites, including Army.com, that sold the personal details of potential recruits to for-profit schools   —  Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it seized nine copycat websites set up to look like U.S. military recruitment pages.
Sep 6, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Bernie Sanders debuts the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act that would tax big firms equal to the welfare received by low wage staff   —  Bernie Sanders introduced a bill today that culminates weeks of feuding between the Vermont senator and Amazon …
Sep 5, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
After five years, Google Express shows little progress as the number of partner stores dwindles and retailers like Walmart invest in their own infrastructure   —  September 25 will mark five years since Google first launched Shopping Express, the e-commerce offering meant to challenge Amazon's dominance.
Sep 1, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Trump accuses Google of rigging its search results to suppress positive news about him and tweets the situation “will be addressed”   —  President Trump's first tweet of the day, sent at 5:24am local time, has accused Google of rigging search results against conservatives.
Aug 28, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Trustwave releases Social Mapper, an open source tool using facial recognition to find people's social profiles at scale, says it will help ethical hackers   —  Security researchers released a tool this week that lets you collect social media profiles of a massive amount of people using face recognition.
Aug 9, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How Facebook's People You May Know feature became one of its most important tools for connecting people while creating problems for users unable to opt out   —  In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know.
Aug 9, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Gizmodo:
Knight First Amendment Institute, Gizmodo, and others ask Facebook to amend its ToS, which prohibits the use of journalistic tools like web scrapers   —  Last year, we launched an investigation into how Facebook's People You May Know tool makes its creepily accurate recommendations.
Aug 8, 2018, 4:45 AMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Report from FCC's inspector general refutes controversial claims by senior FCC officials that a cyberattack hobbled its comment system in May 2017   —  An investigation carried out by Federal Communication Commission's own inspector general officially refutes controversial claims that a cyberattack …
Aug 7, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How a fake story on a “grudge-settling” site ruined a realtor's reputation and finances over a comment about a news story on Facebook that offended a stranger   —  Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years.  Other than a strong Polish accent …
Jul 27, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context

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