Verizon Wireless has made a change that now allows customers to opt out of the ad-targeting program that relies on the so-called supercookie identifier that was inserted into Web requests users send. The use of the identifier, known as a UIDH, drew the ire of privacy advocates and users when it was exposed last year.[…]
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Supreme Court rules that satellite-based monitoring constitutes a Fourth Amendment protected search in sex offender case but does not rule on whether this particular search is a reasonable one.
Uber user credentials are on sale on underground hacking forums, but the alternative taxi company says it has found no evidence of a breach of its systems.
Yahoo received nearly 5,000 requests for user data from the United States government in the last six months of 2014 and disclosed some content in nearly 25 percent of those cases.
A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Google security engineers, investigating fraudulent certificates issued for several of the company’s domains, discovered that a Chinese certificate authority was using an intermediate CA, MCS Holdings, that issued the unauthorized Google certificates, and could have issued certificates for virtually any domain. Google’s engineers were able to block the fraudulent certificates in the company’s Chrome browser by pushing an[…]
A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the website of hotel chain Hilton Worldwide could have inadvertently compromised much of its users personal information.
Hackers wriggled their way into the servers of health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross last year, and potentially exposed the information of 11 million members, employees and other associates.
Facebook’s Transparency Report for the latter half of 2014 shows slightly fewer U.S. government requests for user data; the company also updates its Community Standards.
A Google Apps bug leaked hidden WHOIS registrant information in the clear, putting close to 300,000 domain owners at risk for identity theft, phishing scams and more.