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  1. AlphaAtlas

    Health Apps Sell User Data

    A recent study from the BMJ found that many popular health apps share more data with advertisers than they probably should. The researchers analyzed 24 Android apps with scripts that simulate real world usage, and found that 19 of them shared potentially sensitive user data with 55 "unique...
  2. FrankOnTheFlank

    EFI Network 0 for IPv4/6 boot failed

    Laptop (Medion Akoya) got dropped, after that I started it and i see Checking Media_ at the top left and it goes to efi network 0 for ipv4 (7C-D3-0A-00-60-39 boot failed and efi network 0 for ipv6 (7C-D3-0A-00-60-39) boot failed. In the bios there is also no hard disk indicated. I already...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    All Myspace Data Before 2016 is Gone

    Thanks to a "faulty server migration," MySpace has lost all data uploaded to the site before 2016. MySpace users started noticing the problem over a year ago, but tech support staff only recently started acknowledging that users' data may never come back. The Guardian claims "50m tracks from 14...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Your Privacy and Data are Different Things

    Scandals from social media companies and tech giants seem to make the headlines every day, and stories of data breaches or serious vulnerabilities follow right behind them. The publicity is prompting lots of talk about the value of privacy, but a recent article from NBC highlights a critical...
  5. cageymaru

    The Most Popular Shows on Netflix by State in 2018

    Using data from Google Trends, HighspeedInternet.com was able to create a list of the most popular Netflix shows in each state during 2018. California and Texas love "Jane the Virgin" while six states were enamored with "The End of the F***ing World." 7 states were impressed with "13 Reasons...
  6. cageymaru

    DOOMBA Uses Roomba Data to Recreate Your Living Space in Doom

    DOOMBA is a utility for the classic video game Doom that brings a touch of home to its level design. By using a Roomba script, Noesis by Rich Whitehouse will allow you to "track your Roomba, store tracking data, allow you to visualize that data in a variety of ways, and, of course, turn that...
  7. cageymaru

    The U.S. Department of Justice Indicts Two Iranians of Deploying SamSam Ransomware

    The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment of two Iranians for computer hacking and deploying a crippling style of ransomware called "SamSam Ransomware" onto American and Canadian public institutions such as hospitals and municipalities. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad...
  8. cageymaru

    HealthCare.gov System Hack Is Much Worse Than Initially Thought

    It seems that the HealthCare.gov hack that we reported on earlier this month is more concerning that initially thought. A letter is being mailed out to citizens who have been affected by the hack. Name, date of birth, address, sex, and the last four digits of the Social Security number (SSN)...
  9. cageymaru

    Hackers Are Selling Access to Private Facebook Data for 10 Cents per Account

    Often politicians, researchers, corporate entities and citizens discuss the human toll of social media hacks and fierce debates ensue from those crimes, pertaining to what private account data is worth. Hackers in Russia have attached a price tag of 10 cents per account as they attempt to sell...
  10. cageymaru

    AMD Products and Partner Solutions Are Made for Blockchain Technology

    AMD is touting their product stack's ability to lead in Blockchain technology as they are the only company able to supply compute platforms with both blazing fast GPUs and CPUs. AMD partners have complete plug and play blockchain compute solutions, including software and upgrades. Blockchain...
  11. cageymaru

    Tim Cook Slams Data Collection as 'Weaponized Against Us with Military Efficiency'

    Apple CEO Tim Cook's impassioned speech at a privacy conference in Brussels slammed data collection companies for committing surveillance on their users to fuel oppressive regimes and monetary gains from selling private user data. Tim Cook says, "We shouldn't sugarcoat the consequences. This is...
  12. cageymaru

    Federal Agents Can Access Deleted Data from Car Infotainment Systems

    Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are now adding car infotainment systems to search warrants to seek evidence in criminal cases. When you connect your phone to a car's entertainment system, it stores all of your data and never erases it. Even if...
  13. cageymaru

    Google Announces New Data Controls and the Closing of Google+ After Security Lapse

    Google has announced that it is shuttering its beleaguered social media portal Google+ in response to a security lapse where 3rd party developers could access private consumer data from 2015 until March 2018. The Wall Street Journal exposed the breach this morning. Project Strobe was an...
  14. cageymaru

    Smart Clothing Is Becoming Better at Collecting Our Data

    Smart clothes are becoming ever more sophisticated annually. These "wearables" can track how many times we have worn them. Many have Bluetooth connections that allow them to connect to the internet to report where we are headed and have been. The next generation of smart shirts will contain...
  15. DooKey

    Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter Team up for Data Transfer Project

    Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have announced a new project that will enable users to use data from one service to sign up for one of the other services. They say this will allow user data to be transferred in and out of the services involved without the user requiring help from the...
  16. R

    Facebook Omits User Privacy Once Again

    From May 18 to May 22, while Facebook was testing a new feature, around 14 million Facebook users had the default sharing setting for all new posts set to public. CNN is reporting that Facebook revealed the blunder today, and after Facebook employees discovered the problem, it went back and...
  17. DooKey

    How Much Have You Spent on Steam?

    I've always wondered how much I've spent on my Steam addiction over the years and now I've found out. I just hit this link and it told me I've spent $2,452.73 but I would have guessed a larger number. Anyway, I consider it money well spent and I'm sure I'll add to that total significantly...
  18. DooKey

    LocationSmart Leaked Location Data for Customers of All Major U.S. Mobile Carriers

    According to KrebsonSecurity, LocationSmart has been leaking real-time location data for mobile carrier customers on their web site to anyone that wanted to get it because of a bug. Apparently, this data was free for the taking without any form of authentication required. LocationSmart claims...
  19. R

    Cambridge Analytica is Shutting Down

    In a press release on their website today, the company who harvested the data of 87 million people from Facebook is shutting down. Since the story first broke in March of the massive data breach, the scandal has cause Facebook to lose $60 billion in market share in 2 days, cause Mark Zuckerberg...
  20. R

    The Woz Has Left Facebook

    Ina report from USA Today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told reporters that he is leaving Facebook over privacy concerns. "Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and ... Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this," he said in an email to USA TODAY. "The profits are all...
  21. DooKey

    Sears and Delta Customer Data Breached

    Once again hackers have managed to hack big business and get customer data. This time it's Sears and Delta and they blame this breach on their software service provider. Less than 100K users at Sears had credit card information stolen and Delta says it was a small subset of their customer base...
  22. R

    Vehicle Embedded Data Collection Helping The Repo Man

    ZD Net is reporting that a company called ERM Advanced Telematics is looking to provide Buy Here Pay Here dealerships with the tools to help repossess vehicles. Using their new "Parking Habits" service, sensors and software are embedded into StarLink tracking units can show where, and how long a...
  23. R

    Facebook Released New Tool to Delete Your Data

    In the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is releasing new tools to make privacy settings, as well as deleting your data easier to find. The system is focused around a new Privacy Shortcuts menu, where users can can control the data Facebook collects in just a few taps...
  24. DooKey

    Facebook Can't Identify All Data Abuse

    Mark Zuckerberg has come out and said that Facebook is going to have auditors review thousands of apps and believe this will help to deter bad actors, but it won't be able to figure out where user data is (Site detects ad blockers) or how it's being used. I don't know about anybody else, but...
  25. R

    This is How Much Facebook Makes Off You

    Ever wonder what your data is worth to Facebook? A new article from Time shows that the average revenue per user in 2017 was $20.21, with users in Canada and the U.S worth even more because of the size of the market. They get this profit by selling insights based on how we use Facebook, and then...
  26. R

    Stores Use Database To Track And Decline Returns

    NBC News is reporting that major retailers are using a database ran by an analysis firm called "The Retail Equation" to track and deny returns. The database uses unknown thresholds to calculate weather or not a shopper is a risk, and subsequently denying them the ability to return a product to a...
  27. R

    Data Privacy At The Supreme Court: Can U.S. Seize Emails Stored Abroad?

    The U.S Supreme Court is hearing a case today that will have significant impact going forward. NPR is reporting that the Supreme Court is hearing the case, United States v. Microsoft, which involves a federal drug-trafficking investigation where law enforcement obtained a warrant for all the...
  28. FrgMstr

    CERN Data Centre Passes the 200 Petabytes

    Let's start with what is a Petabyte? I will give you a hint. I will give you a hint. It is not a wound inflicted by your neighbor's dog. The petabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The prefix peta indicates the fifth power of 1000 and means 1015 in the...
  29. Zarathustra[H]

    Comcast Vows to Not Sell Customers Individual Web Browsing Data

    In a post to the company's corporate privacy blog today, Comcast CEO Gerard Lewis promised to not sell their customers personal data. He went on to state "We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history. We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have...
  30. Zarathustra[H]

    Today is World Backup Day

    Our readers probably don't need to be told that backups are a good idea, but a reminder every now and then can't hurt, right? Today is apparently World Backup Day. Which begs the question, shouldn't every day be world backup day? Personally my backup runs every 15 minutes off of my NAS to...
  31. U

    Adding usb stick to ssd computer as storage?

    Can you add a usb flash stick to a computer as storage (instead of a hdd/ssd) and leave it connected all the time with no issues like loosing data over time?
  32. T

    Extremely slow shared folder data transfers on server itself.

    Good morning everyone, I am on my old HP EX490 media server doing some much needed maintenance of the files on it and I've come across something quite disturbing to me. I am moving data from one shared folder (videos) to my other shared folder (uTorrent) and the transfer rate is about 4.09...
  33. I

    [Beta] Diskovery: data storage inspection tool

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some honest feedback about our new project. Just a quick intro, I'm Alex from Pipemetrics, a little startup in Switzerland making high quality software for Windows. We just put out a beta for our latest project Diskovery, a data storage inspection tool for...
  34. I

    best software for data backups?

    for those who do data backups instead of full system backups, what software are you using, what's your setup & workflow like and what features are most important to you?
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