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Facebook Users Should Assume Their Public Has Been Scraped

First it was 55 million.  Then 77 million.  Now, it's 2.2 billion, or pretty much every user on Facebook.  That's how many people should assume that their public profile information has ...

Credit Card Breach Hits Two Large Companies

Delta Airlines and Sears Corporation have both been notified of a data breach that has exposed the credit card information of some 100,000 Sears customers and "hundreds of thousands" of Delta ...

Apple May Soon Say Goodbye To Intel Chips

Rumors have been circulating for years that Apple has plans in the works to cut Intel and their chips out of the equation, in preference for using their own custom chips ...

Vulnerabilities Found In Some GPS Services

A duo of researchers stumbled across a series of vulnerabilities in literally hundreds of GPS services that leave sensitive GPS tracking data open to hackers.  Dubbed "Trackmageddon" by the researchers, the ...

Electronic Device Search Rules Better Defined By US Customs

There's a constant tug of war playing out on the national stage.  On one side, privacy advocates are pushing for greater autonomy for end users, and hard limits to the types ...

New Wifi Standard WPA3 May Be Coming

Remember the KRACK WiFi (WPA2) vulnerability, discovered by Mathy Vanhoef?  It turns out that his discovery was a catalyst for action.  Recently, the WiFi Alliance, which is the industry's standards organization, ...

Hard Drives May Double In Speed With New Technology

What's an HDD manufacturer to do when faced with competition by faster, more efficient SSD drives? Go big, and go faster.  At least that's the strategy that both Seagate and Western ...

Better Parental Controls Underway For Apple Devices

Recently, a group of investors wrote an open letter to Apple, urging the company to do more in regards to offering better and more robust parental controls on the devices the ...

Select HP Laptop Models Recalled Over Battery Issue

Did you purchase an HP laptop between December of 2015 and December of 2017?  If so, then you may have problems. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has been made aware ...

Vertical Video Support On YouTube For iOS Finally Here

The owners of Android devices have been able to properly view vertical videos for more than two years, but for Apple users, it was a different story. Instead of getting the ...

Weird Sounds Coming From Your Speakers? Could Be A Hacker

Have you been hearing strange, otherworldly sounds on your Bose or Sonos speakers? If so, rest assured that your speakers aren't haunted. They've likely been hijacked by hackers. Researchers at Trend Micro ...

Sound Waves May Be Used In Future Hard Drive Attacks

Another week, another attack vector, and this one deserves extra points for creativity. New research has proved the viability of using something as simple and innocuous as sound waves to disrupt the ...

Nvidia Dropping Driver Support For Older Operating Systems

AMD long ago dropped support of 32-bit operating systems, and now, Nvidia is following suit. The long-anticipated move by the company will mean the end of driver support for the 32-bit builds ...

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