Privacy

Facebook Mistakenly Stored Millions of Users' Passwords in Plaintext

2 hours ago   |   The Hacker News   |   2 articles

Holy moly, Facebook is again at the center of a new privacy controversy after revealing today that its platform mistakenly kept a copy of passwords for "hundreds of millions...
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Opera now offers in-app VPN service through its Android Browser

2 hours ago   |   The Mobile Indian

Opera for Android 51 features a built-in VPN service which is free, unlimited and easy to use. Enabling the VPN allows users control of their online privacy and improves their...
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Some Nokia 7 Plus phones caught sending data to Chinese server

Some Nokia 7 Plus phones caught sending data to Chinese server

7 hours ago   |   SlashGear   |   5 articles

Mistakes and software bugs are a normal fact of life but some can be more damning than others. At a time when phone manufacturers, especially Chinese ones, are fighting to wash...
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Senate Committee happy for Consumer Data Right Bill to be passed in current form

8 hours ago   |   ZDnet

Despite hearing concerns around the Bill's ambiguity, lax privacy, and rushed nature, the Senate Economics Legislation Committee has still decided to recommend its passage.
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Tech regulation in Europe will only get tougher

9 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

European governments have been bringing the hammer down on tech in recent months, slapping record fines and stiff regulations on the largest imports out of Silicon Valley...
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Ignore Facebook's security advice

Ignore Facebook's security advice

10 hours ago   |   SlashGear   |   3 articles

It's time to change your Facebook password. Again. The social network argues today's revelation that “hundreds of millions” of users' passwords were saved, in plaintext and...
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Trello, in major update, hands admins more control over public boards

10 hours ago   |   Computerworld

Trello has added a variety of new security and admin features to help large organizations manage the task management app across multiple teams, including new privacy settings...
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Facial recognition can speed you through airport security, but there's a cost - CNET

10 hours ago   |   CNET

A growing Customs and Border Protection program pits convenience and security against privacy.
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Shocker! Facebook improperly stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Shocker! Facebook improperly stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

11 hours ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport   |   6 articles

Over the past few years, Facebook hasn't done much to convince users that it takes user privacy as seriously as it should. Indeed, it seems that the social networking giant...
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How to save the third wave of technology from itself

11 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at...
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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Is A Revival Of The Cult Series For...

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Is A Revival Of The Cult Series For The Modern Age

After several teases online, Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs have finally revealed Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, the sequel to the original 2004 RPG. With... Read more ...

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on... Read more ...

Tesla revives its referral program with chances to win a Roadster

Tesla revives its referral program with chances to win a Roadster

Tesla has revived its referral program that ended in February because of cost pressures. This time around the perks aren't quite as diverse, though it does offer regular... Read more ...

Redmi Go now on sale in India

Redmi Go now on sale in India

The Redmi Go that debuted in India earlier this week goes on sale today in the country starting at noon local time through Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores. The Redmi Go is... Read more ...

Facebook's been reportedly storing user password in plain text since 2012

Facebook's been reportedly storing user password in plain text since 2012

Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read... Read more ...

Request F.E.A.R. and Condemned 2 for Xbox backward compatibility

Request F.E.A.R. and Condemned 2 for Xbox backward compatibility

Let's get them talking. The F.E.A.R. series and Condemned 2: Bloodshot contain some of the most riveting horror games ever made. The F.E.A.R. series set a new standard for... Read more ...

Nintendo Labo VR hands-on: virtual reality goes DIY

Nintendo Labo VR hands-on: virtual reality goes DIY

Nearly one year after the launch of Labo, Nintendo's DIY cardboard accessory line for the Switch, the company is releasing its fourth kit: an introduction to VR for kids. While... Read more ...

3. People say the internet brings economic and educational benefits - but...

3. People say the internet brings economic and educational benefits - but some are concerned about the societal impact of social media

Whereas the previous chapter looked specifically at mobile phones and their perceived impact, this chapter focuses on the perceived changes brought about by increasing internet... Read more ...

1. Use of smartphones and social media is common across most emerging economies

1. Use of smartphones and social media is common across most emerging economies

Large majorities in the 11 emerging and developing countries surveyed either own or share a mobile phone, and in every country it is much more common to own one's own phone... Read more ...

Galaxy A90 notchless infinity screen confirmed by Samsung itself

Galaxy A90 notchless infinity screen confirmed by Samsung itself

The fanfare over the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Fold may be over, but it seems that Samsung may yet have one more big thing coming in a few weeks. Unlike the 2018 Galaxy A7 and... Read more ...