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White House hosts open-source software security summit in light of expansive Log4j flaw

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

The meeting will combine tech leaders with feds.

Feds' spending on facial recognition tech expands, despite privacy concerns

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

CyberScoop identified more than 20 contracts since a government watchdog warned agencies about unmitigated use of the technology.

French privacy regulator slaps Facebook, Google with fines totaling nearly $240M

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

The CNIL hit the tech giants over their policy on cookies.

Portuguese media empire struck in the latest cyberattack on news outlets

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

The Impresa Group joins the Jerusalem Post and the largest news organization in Norway among the recent victims.

Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

In one case, Meta removed 300 accounts linked to Israeli-based Black Cube that operated as fictitious personas to set up calls with targets.

Telehealth app Doxy.me is plugging a leak that exposed patient data to Facebook, Google

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

“Frankly, this human error got by us," a company representative said.

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

Facebook removed 524 inauthentic Facebook accounts, 20 pages, four Groups and 86 Instagram accounts boosting the claims.

Apple sues NSO Group, spyware vendor known for helping governments hack critics

by AJ Vicens • 2 months ago

The suit creates even more problems for the notorious spyware firm facing global scrutiny for its practices and clientele.

Two alleged Iranian hackers charged in sprawling effort to interfere in 2020 US election

by AJ Vicens • 2 months ago

The unsealed indictment provides details about Iranian attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election.

Hundreds of Twitter accounts aimed to suppress vote weeks before Honduran presidential election

by AJ Vicens • 2 months ago

The operation targeting opposition candidates is the latest example of attempted social media manipulation in the region.

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