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You have two months to claim your share of the $700M Equifax breach settlement

The Equifax data breach affected 147 million people. If you’re one of them, you have till Jan. 22, 2020, to see if you are eligible and file an FTC claim.

Articleby Clifford ColbyNovember 22, 2019 5:05 AM PST Huawei’s been news cycle fixture for a while now, let’s take a look the saga.

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Huawei ban: Full timeline on how and why its phones are under fire

Here’s a breakdown of the controversial Chinese telecom and phone maker’s saga so far.

Articleby Sean KeaneNovember 22, 2019 2:45 AM PST T-Mobile said a hack exposed the personal information of its prepaid wireless customers.

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T-Mobile customers’ personal information exposed in hack

The hack comes about a year after a similar data breach in 2018.

Articleby Steven MusilNovember 21, 2019 6:00 PM PST

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Google’s Android bug bounty program will now pay out $1.5 million

Hacking the Pixel’s Titan M chip and finding exploits in the developer preview versions of Android will earn you the big bucks.

Articleby Corinne ReichertNovember 21, 2019 2:01 PM PST Facebook and Google are being criticized for collecting data on its users to serve ads. 

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Facebook, Google ‘surveillance’ threatens human rights, Amnesty International says

The human rights organization calls on governments to restrict the collection of personal data.

Articleby Queenie WongNovember 21, 2019 10:50 AM PST Amazon said it was not negligible in Capital One’s breach in a letter to senators.

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Amazon tells senators it isn’t to blame for Capital One breach

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden have called for an investigation of Amazon, which hosted a cloud server used by the banking giant.

Articleby Alfred NgNovember 21, 2019 10:17 AM PST

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Amazon faces questions on Ring security from five senators

The video doorbell is under scrutiny again.

Articleby Corinne ReichertNovember 20, 2019 1:49 PM PST Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth — unless you’ve got security and privacy concerns.

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Don’t buy these gifts for your privacy-minded friends, Mozilla warns

In its 2019 gift guide, the organization breaks down what devices come with privacy strings attached.

Articleby Alfred NgNovember 20, 2019 8:59 AM PST


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One of the largest travel booking companies in Europe left its data exposed on an unprotected server, researchers said.

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Exposed database left terabyte of travelers’ data open to the public

Exclusive: The database has information on hundreds of thousands of travelers, including credit card numbers, names and addresses.

Articleby Alfred NgNovember 20, 2019 5:00 AM PST Google’s Titan Security Key, which works with the Google Advanced Protection Program, is available on the Google Store in a set of two for $50.

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Google security on steroids: Find out if it’s for you

The physical security key can stop hackers in their tracks.

Articleby Dale SmithNovember 20, 2019 4:00 AM PST

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How to set up a VPN on your iPhone or Android phone: Yes, you need one

The absolute beginner’s guide to safer browsing on public Wi-Fi in under 10 minutes.

Articleby Rae HodgeNovember 20, 2019 4:00 AM PST

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The best home security cameras of 2019

Want a live video feed of your home? Start with these products.

Articleby Megan WollertonNovember 20, 2019 2:00 AM PST Show More

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