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Google Hasn't Kept Promise to Stop Bubble-Wrapping Users: Report
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Google hasn’t released consumers from its filter bubble — the package of personalized search results it delivers — despite having promised to do so, according to study results from DuckDuckGo. Most participants saw results unique to them, the researchers found, which could not be explained by changes in location, time, by being logged into Google, […]

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Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach
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Quora said today that a security breach may have compromised data from about 100 million users. In an email sent to users today and a blog post by CEO Adam D’Angelo, the company said a “malicious third party” gained unauthorized access to Quora’s systems on Friday. Its internal security teams and a “leading digital forensics […]

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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit
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A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. That’s the kind of […]

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A Bug in Steam, Which Was Recently Patched, Could Have Given Users Access To Activation Key of Any Game
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Ukrainian vulnerability researcher has found a bug that would have allowed him to download all the activation keys (also known as CD keys) made available through the Steam gaming platform, for any game, ever. From a report: Discovered by Artem Moskowsky, the bug resided in Steamworks, a platform that Valve runs to help developers with […]

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Twitter sees another drop in users amid fake-account crackdown     – CNET
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CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter’s doing a better job cleaning up suspicious activity.

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Here’s how to see if you’re among the 30 million compromised Facebook users
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as 30 million users, the social network said on Friday. Some of that data—including phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, searches, location check-ins, and the types […]

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Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info stolen, 14M’s bios too
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Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hackers. Users can check Facebook’s Help Center to find out if their information was accessed, and Facebook will send customized alerts to […]

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Facebook breach put data of 50 million users at risk     – CNET
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The vulnerability had to do with the social network’s “view as” feature.

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Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans To Closely Track Search Users in China: The Intercept
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Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. From the report: The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search […]

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