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Kicking things off in the F8 conference, Facebook is answering everyone's question: What is the platform doing to address concerns of user data? The answer to this appears to be Clear History. This is a new feature the company...
Facebook has had weeks of issues they've been dealing with, but now it's time for the social giant to host its annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. To kick off the event, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg will...
In some new boastful claims by the Chinese authorities, anti-corruption watchdog in Hefei claims that a division in a nearby city managed to obtain a "series of deleted WeChat conversations" from one of their suspects. Using the deleted chats,...
Dutch authorities have seized control of revenge porn site Anon-IB, according to a report from Motherboard. Currently, the website redirects to a Dutch police force location with an image that says, "Cybercrime teams from the Dutch police have seized...
Authorities in twelve countries have taken down WebStresser, which is believed to be the world's largest service for paid DDoS attacks. In the joint campaign (Operation Power Off), they seized WebStresser's Infrastructure in the US, UK and the Netherlands...
Introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy (R-LA), a new Senate bill will be aiming at protecting consumers' online data privacy. The plans for such a bill were previously hinted at Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress, and...
The Democratic National Committee isn't sitting around while Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russia's role in the 2016 election. According to the Washington Post, DNC this morning filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Russian government, WikiLeaks and key officials...
Europe's GDPR privacy protections are set to go into effect on May 25th and we've gotten indication from Facebook that the company plans to comply with it. While we know that the social giant will comply, the question remains...
Google Chrome's team has heard you loud and clear. Chrome will now block auto playing videos and ads with sound by default. VentureBeat notes that this was originally supposed to have been added to Chrome 64 in January, but...
It appears that New York is taking the initiative to progress in ways to deal with cryptocurrency. The state's attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, has sent letters to 13 virtual currency exchanges on Tuesday requesting specific disclosures about how...
I don't know about you, but when I visit Walmart's website, I notice the website feeling a little dated. In a few weeks though, you might not be able to recognize the company's website because it's getting a total...
Following Russian's ban, Telegram will soon be losing more customers. In this case, the French government is testing an encrypted messaging app that would keep officials' data on servers located within the country. The government is worried about "potential...
Today, we reported that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been briefed on a possible incoming Russian-based cyberattack that could heavily compromise the country and release compromising information about the country's lawmakers. It appears as though the threat has...
In the wake of the whole Cambridge Analytica situation and Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony, the dating app Bumble is bringing more options to users for when they try to sign up. You will no longer need a Facebook account...
Google has been generally reluctant to honor European Union "right to be forgotten" requests when people try to hide their past convictions, but it a new ruling, the company may have a hard time not honoring some future requests. A...
In the upcoming redesign of Gmail that's due to released in the next few weeks, there will apparently be a new feature that many will find useful, especially businesses. According to a tip The Verge received, Google is introducing...
Facebook is apparently no longer opposing a proposed California ballot measure that's designed to protect the privacy of citizen's in the state, the company announced. The California Consumer Privacy Act, if becomes law, will force companies to be more...
Ladies and gentlemen, it's now official: President Donald Trump has signed the controversial FOSTA-SESTA bill into law. It was widely expected that he would sign the bill into law. The law's aim is to crack down on sex trafficking in...
Cambridge Analytica's leadership may be going through a shakeup because the tech firm announced that its acting CEO, Alexander Tayler, is stepping down. He will resume his post as chief data officer. Last month, the company's board suspended head...
Last month, we heard Reddit chief Steve Huffman admit that the company discovered hundreds of accounts that were directly linked to the spread of Russian propaganda on its platform. Now we know exactly how many accounts were banned As part...

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