Survey shows consumers rank online privacy a top priority

Survey shows consumers rank online privacy a top priority A recent survey conducted by TRUSTe, an online and mobile privacy management solutions provider, showed consumers are more aware than ever before about mobile and internet security, and rank it as a top priority. The online survey, which was compiled from the responses of 1,033 U.S. adults and 554 smartphone users, showed 94 percent of ...
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Facebook under fire once again, Senator challenges site for facial recognition

Facebook under fire once again, Senator challenges site for facial recognition Facebook has been in and out of the news for its privacy issues, as many users are becoming more aware of the vast amount of information the site stores and that the company may not be taking the necessary steps to protect its users. According to PC World, the latest issue is facial recognition, and ...
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Americans posting their debit card information on Twitter

Americans posting their debit card information on Twitter It seems as though some Americans are not listening to the numerous warnings about keeping personal information private, especially while using social media sites. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Twitter account is displaying the pictures of various debit cards in which users are posting, allowing identity thieves to snatch up a person’s card ...
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Facebook now pushing to be user’s email provider

Facebook now pushing to be user’s email provider Facebook is the most commonly used social media site out there, and as rumors swirl the site is trying to develop a phone and expand their brand, the site is also trying to be an email provider by immediately changing the person’s Facebook email name, according to Fox News. This unannounced switch bothered many tech ...
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Hacker accessed millions of LinkedIn passwords

Hacker accessed millions of LinkedIn passwords The professional social media site, LinkedIn, has become victim to hackers, and 6.5 million users’ passwords have been posted to a Russian hacker site. According to CNET, there are 150 million users on LinkedIn, and now millions of them may have their password stolen. LinkedIn passwords are encrypted using an algorithm SHA-1, which is known ...
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Seniors a target for computer scammers

Seniors a target for computer scammers The senior population will grow dramatically in the coming years, as the massive baby boomer generation continues to reach retirement age each day. Many organizations and companies are starting to prepare for the growing number of senior citizens, while others are looking for ways to take advantage. According to the news channel KATV-TV, seniors are ...
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Utah’s Medicaid breach is much worse than originally reported

Utah’s Medicaid breach is much worse than originally reported The government and various organizations have been attempting to battle the many computer hackers around the world in order to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. The Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) suffered from a large data breach of thousands of medical records at the end of March, and it was ...
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FBI cyber expert says U.S. is losing battle with hackers

FBI cyber expert says U.S. is losing battle with hackers Technology advances bring a number of benefits. However, there are a vast amount of risks that come with it as well, and even the FBI is having a tough time tackling the problem, according The Wall Street Journal. The top cyber cop, Shawn Henry, recently reported that the war on computer hackers is not going ...
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