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Twitter says governments are ramping up their demands for user data – TechCrunch

Twitter says the number of government demands for data on its users has shot up in the past year. In its latest transparency report out Thursday, the social media giant said it received 10 percent more requests between January and June than on its previous...

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Whoops! Prosecutor accidentally reveals charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

The U.S. government has charged Julian Assange, who is still living in London's Ecuadorian embassy.Image: Jack Taylor/Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2018-11-16 18:04:37 UTC The U.S. government has filed charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange — and the reason we know is because of a copy-and-paste error. Assistant...

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Russian operatives apparently did not hack the midterm elections

Who needs election hacking when you've got Trump?Image: Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesBy Rachel Kraus2018-11-13 17:24:35 UTC The call is coming from inside the house. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and security experts say that Russian operatives did not significantly meddle in or hack the US midterm...

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Kaspersky starts processing threat data in Europe as part of trust reboot – TechCrunch

Security firm Kaspersky Labs has opened its first self-styled ‘Transparency Center’ and begun processing threat-related data from European users in data centers located in Switzerland — flipping the switch on the start of a relocation commitment it announced late last year in the face of suspicion that...

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Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch

The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the legality of so-called lookalike audiences to target political ads at users of its platform. Information...

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Yahoo agrees $50M settlement package for users hit by massive security breach – TechCrunch

One of the largest consumer internet hacks has bred one of the largest class action settlements after Yahoo agreed to pay $50 million to victims of a security breach that’s said to have affected up to 200 million U.S. consumers and some three billion email...

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Khashoggi’s fate shows the flip side of the surveillance state – TechCrunch

It’s been over five years since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden lifted the lid on government mass surveillance programs, revealing, in unprecedented detail, quite how deep the rabbit hole goes thanks to the spread of commercial software and connectivity enabling a bottomless intelligence-gathering philosophy of ‘bag it...

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UK says Russia’s GRU was behind a spate of chaotic cyber attacks between 2015 and 2017 – TechCrunch

The UK has directly accused Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, of being behind a number of cyber attacks that took place between 2015 and 2017, calling them “indiscriminate and reckless” with a range of target types including political institutions, businesses, media and even sport. It...

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