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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Kevin Mitnick performs hacking tricks, live on Wall Street

The second annual Cyber Investing Summit, held on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange, announced that Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, will be its opening act on May 23, 2017.

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German firms will streamline online login with a European bent

Several German firms are taking a stab at a single login process for accessing different online services -- an approach that could compete with U.S. offerings.

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Mingis on Tech: H-1B visas and the future of Facebook Live

While some changes may be coming to the controversial H-1B visa program in the U.S., the same can't be said for Facebook Live, which is under scrutiny after users posted disturbing videos.

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Boston Fed conference: Security still comes down to the basics

Not every bank has the money or the staff to do everything on the “best practices” lists of multiple regulatory agencies. But multiple speakers and panelists at the Boston Fed’s 2017 Cybersecurity Conference agreed that most financial...

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Dataset of scraped Tinder pics poof from Kaggle after Tinder complains

People of Tinder, a dataset of 40,000 scraped Tinder profile photos, was removed from Kaggle at Tinder's request...but not before it was downloaded hundreds of times.

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Facebook able to target emotionally vulnerable teens for ads

A leaked document reveals Facebook knows when teens feel "useless," but the company denies serving targeted ads based on emotions.

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Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber, and ICQ

The most popular instant messaging platforms with cyber criminals are Skype, Jabber and ICQ, according to a new report released this morning. Meanwhile, consumer-grade platforms like AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo IM have fallen out...

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Facebook yanks video of cold-blooded murder, responds to ‘horrific crime’

Facebook removed the video of a murder that Steve Stephenson uploaded to the social networking site.

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McAfee LinkedIn page hijacked

On Sunday evening, the LinkedIn page for McAfee was hijacked by a single person or an unknown number of individuals who apparently watched Twitter for reactions. The business page was defaced with random remarks, and at one point made...

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How to deal with the bot crisis on Twitter

You may have run into these bots a few times. What looks like an actual human being could have been a bot sending you Twitter spam...or even worse. One of the most nefarious examples is when Twitter bots are used to inflate traffic to...

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Scammers Phishing for financial credentials on Twitter

Scammers are using Twitter as a vehicle to target people looking for customer support or asking general questions. They interject themselves into legitimate discussions, offering friendly chatter and a link that directs the target to...

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After political Twitter bot revelation, are companies at risk?

With reports of Russia using social media and bots to push fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions are arising over how these same tactics could be used against an enterprise.

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Hackers continue to troll LinkedIn

These attacks are becoming more common because it’s easy and inexpensive. Cylance has created some tips to help fend off these attacks.

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FBI warns of attacks on anonymous FTP servers

The FBI warns that attackers are targeting vulnerable FTP servers used by small medical and dental offices as a way to obtain medical records and other personal information.

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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.

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Honeypot catches social engineering scams on social media

Research company investigates 40,000 fake accounts to find impersonator tactics. 

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BBC warns Facebook about child porn posts, Facebook reports BBC to cops

BBC journalists flagged obscene content on Facebook and later sent the images not removed to a Facebook exec as requested. Facebook reported the BBC to the police.

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