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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook publishes 13 NSLs between 2014 and 2017 for several Facebook and Instagram accounts, says number of worldwide government requests for data rose 26% YoY   —  Facebook has published the details of 13 historical national security letters it's received for user data.
Nov 16, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Voxox left database unsecured, exposing a near real-time stream of millions of SMS texts including password reset links and 2FA codes from Google, Yahoo, others   —  A security lapse has exposed a massive database containing tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links …
Nov 15, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
DHS' ICT Supply Chain Task Force, which assesses the security of global tech supply chains, now has 24+ members, including Microsoft, Samsung, Cisco, and Intel   —  Homeland Security's supply chain task force is finally off the ground..  —  The public-private coalition, set up earlier this year …
Nov 15, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Cloudflare launches Android and iOS apps for its privacy-focused DNS service 1.1.1.1   —  Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users.  —  Granted, nothing ever stopped anyone from using 1.1.1.1 on their phones or tablets already.
Nov 11, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A US agency said hackers may have accessed partial SSNs, immigration status, tax information, and more in an October breach of healthcare.gov   —  Hackers siphoned off thousands of Healthcare.gov applications by breaking into the accounts of brokers and agents tasked with helping customers sign up for healthcare plans.
Nov 9, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Utah resident Austin Thompson, aka @DerpTrolling, pleads guilty to DDoS attacks on EA's Origin, Sony Playstation and Valve's Steam gaming services in Dec. 2013   —  A Utah man has pleaded guilty to computer hacking charges, after admitting to knocking several gaming services offline five years ago.
Nov 9, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Check Point: DJI's website and apps had a vulnerability that would have given hackers unfettered access to a drone owner's account, including live video footage   —  It took about six months for popular consumer drone maker DJI to fix a security vulnerability across its website and apps …
Nov 8, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Freedom House moves the US down a spot in its global internet freedom rankings citing net neutrality repeal, surveillance law renewal, disinformation, and more   —  If you need a safe haven on the internet, where the pipes are open and the freedoms are plentiful — you might want to move to Estonia or Iceland.
Nov 3, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Apple says its T2 security chip, found in the 2018 Mac laptops, disconnects the device's microphone from the rest of the hardware whenever the lid is closed   —  Apple's newest MacBooks include a new feature that makes it virtually impossible for hackers or spies to eavesdrop on your microphone.
Oct 31, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Audit finds a US Geological Survey network in South Dakota was infected with malware after an unnamed employee visited thousands of porn pages on his laptop   —  A U.S. government network was infected with malware thanks to one employee's “extensive history” of watching porn on his work computer, investigators have found.
Oct 31, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context

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