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Tech Q&A: Smart data plans, deflecting spammers, resume makeovers and more

December 9, 2017 |

I think my wife put a spy app on my phone. She suspects that I am fooling around on her. How can I find it?
FOX News

China Economic Data Exceeds Estimates, Driven by Export Demand

November 30, 2017 |

Activity in China’s critical manufacturing sector picked up in November, as robust global demand for Chinese exports boosted the world’s second-largest economy.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers

November 22, 2017 |

Uber Technologies Inc. admitted Tuesday that hackers stole personal data belonging to 57 million customers and drivers — a fact it concealed for more than a year.

The attack, which took place in October 2016, resulted in the worldwide theft of names, email addresses and phone numbers belonging…


L.A. Times – Business

Ex-CEO Blames Russians for Attacks on Yahoo Data

November 8, 2017 |

“I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users,” Reuters quotes former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as saying. Mayer testified in front of the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday regarding two massive data breaches at Yahoo. In 2013, all 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in what…
Newser

New Data Shows Russian Ads Targeted Facebook Users by Profile

November 4, 2017 |

Russian operatives targeted users on Facebook by race, political preference, religion and interests such as gun ownership, according to troves of data released by lawmakers as part of a probe into Russian manipulation on social media around the U.S. election
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

CNN

Ocean drones are trawling for climate change data

October 28, 2017 |

A fleet of unmanned boats is traveling from the Arctic to the equator, gathering vital data on climate change.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense

October 6, 2017 |

Hackers working for the Russian government stole a vast collection of highly classified material from the home computer of a National Security Agency contractor, said people familiar with the matter. The breach could enable Russia to evade NSA surveillance and more easily infiltrate U.S. networks.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Senators slam Equifax for making money off massive data breach and no-bid IRS contract

October 4, 2017 |

Senators on Wednesday slammed Equifax Inc. for making money off its massive data breach and said Americans should have more control over the vast amount of sensitive personal information that credit reporting companies have about them.

“Equifax and this whole industry should be completely transformed,”…


L.A. Times – Business

Yahoo: Largest Data Breach in History Was Actually Even Larger

October 4, 2017 |

Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion of its users, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year, the AP reports. The company announced Tuesday that it’s providing notice to additional user accounts affected by the…
Newser