Category Archives: Privacy & Compliance

SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Rhode Island Sues Alphabet Over Google+ Security Incidents

A government organization in Rhode Island announced on Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., over the recent security incidents involving the Google+ social network.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Tor Project Releases Financial Documents

The Tor Project, the organization behind the Tor anonymity network, has published financial documents for the past two years, and while they show that its revenue has increased significantly, it’s still small compared to the budgets of potential adversaries.

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House GOP Campaign Arm Targeted by ‘Unknown Entity’ in 2018

Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign, a major breach exposing vulnerabilities that have kept cybersecurity experts on edge since the 2016 presidential race.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Kaspersky’s U.S. Government Ban Upheld by Appeals Court

The U.S. government’s ban on software made by Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab remains in place, a federal appeals court in Washington, DC, ruled on Friday.

The court said Kaspersky had failed to demonstrate that the ban was an unconstitutional legislative punishment.

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Kaspersky’s U.S. Government Ban Upheld by Appeals Court

The U.S. government’s ban on software made by Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab remains in place, a federal appeals court in Washington, DC, ruled on Friday.

The court said Kaspersky had failed to demonstrate that the ban was an unconstitutional legislative punishment.

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Facebook Mulled Charging for Access to User Data

Facebook on Wednesday said it considered charging application makers to access data at the social network.

Such a move would have been a major shift away from the policy of not selling Facebook members' information, which the social network has stressed in the face of criticism alleging it is more interested in making money than protecting privacy.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Facebook Mulled Charging for Access to User Data

Facebook on Wednesday said it considered charging application makers to access data at the social network.

Such a move would have been a major shift away from the policy of not selling Facebook members' information, which the social network has stressed in the face of criticism alleging it is more interested in making money than protecting privacy.

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