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Here’s what Facebook knows about you

New report says Facebook gave other companies access to users’ private messages without their consent

The New York Times reported that Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users’ personal data than it has previously revealed, allegedly allowing firms to read private messages or see the names of users’ friends without consent. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

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Marriott says Starwood data breach could affect 500 million guests

Guest records were stolen from Starwood’s reservation database.

Starwood Hotels has been hit by another data breach, the third suchincident in as many years. Parent Marriott today revealed that the records of 500 million guests have been stolen from Starwood’s guest reservation database. The hotel chain says it determined on November 19th that an “unauthorized party” had accessed the … Read more...

Facebook says at least 50 million users affected by security breach

Facebook  has said at least 50 million user accounts may be at risk after hackers exploited a security vulnerability on the site.

The company said in a blog post Friday that it discovered the bug earlier in the week. The bug is part of the site’s “View As” feature that lets a user see their profile as someone else. Facebook … Read more...

So your financial information is being bought and sold on the internet. Now what?

If BMO and Simplii customer data is posted online, there’s not much you can do but trust them to sort it out

A growing online black market for personal information has flourished in recent years. In some cases, fraudsters fit ATMs and gas pumps with cleverly disguised hardware to clone or skim customers’ cards. In other cases, they never need … Read more...

GandCrab Ransomware Puts the Pinch on Europe

Ransomware attacks continue to evolve in sophistication, and one of the latest variants is tearing through Europe with lightning speed. GandCrab ransomware has affected over 50,000 users in less than one month. The infection has spread worldwide although the large majority of victims are in Europe. GandCrab is distributed through a number of fronts including through RIG and GrandSoft exploit Read more...

Facebook Details Revamped Privacy Tools to Put Users ‘More in Control’ of Their Data

ollowing revelations that emerged last week about Facebook’s misuse of user data, the company today said it has “heard loud and clear” that it needs to make it easier for users to know how to control their own privacy settings and data. These updates to Facebook mobile and on the web “have been in the works for some

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