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September 9, 2015
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A password manager called LogMeOnce now gives you the option of taking a picture of the hacker trying to access accounts that you’ve registered with its service. It does this by hacking the hacker’s camera, whether it’s attached to a computer or mobile...

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September 8, 2015
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled nearly 8,000 SUVs to try to stop hackers from mounting remote attacks on the vehicles. The manufacturer said it needed to apply software updates to 7,810 Jeep Renegades that were sold in the U.S. market. It added that...

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September 4, 2015
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Sony Pictures has reached a settlement with former employees in a lawsuit related to the hack it suffered 10 months ago, a breach that saw large amounts of sensitive company information leaked online. The lawsuit, which is still pending class-action certification in a...

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September 3, 2015
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A Global Privacy Enforcement Network project analyzed 1,494 websites and apps around the world and found 67 percent collected children’s personal information and 50 percent shared that information with other organizations. Of the websites and apps examined,...

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September 2, 2015
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Automakers plan to bring e-commerce to the dashboard. Ford Motor has an app that lets drivers dictate an order to Domino’s Pizza using voice controls and a smartphone. General Motors is offering AtYourService, which alerts drivers to deals at Dunkin’ Donuts or lets...

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September 1, 2015
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Security firm Palo Alto Networks and a group of Chinese iPhone developers named Weiptech revealed that a piece of iPhone malware they call KeyRaider has stolen 225,000 iOS users’ iTunes login credentials. After someone installs the malware, which hides in...

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August 31, 2015
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An Indianapolis family was frightened by a disturbing message sent though a child’s baby monitor. “Someone was playing Every Breath You Take by The Police,” Jared Denman said. At first they thought it was a joke, but soon realized someone had hacked into the...

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August 28, 2015
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Noel Biderman, CEO of Avid Life Media, parent company of adultery website Ashley Madison, is stepping down from the company after a hack that left 37 million customers exposed. “This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to...

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August 27, 2015
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With some 32 million users reportedly exposed, the hack of “the most famous name in infidelity” is bad for Ashley Madison, bad for its users, and undeniably awful for their spouses. But at private investigation startup Trustify, business is booming....

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August 26, 2015
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Don’t expect your doctor to “friend” you on Facebook just yet. Doctors are hesitant to blur the lines between personal lives and professional work and nervous about the privacy issues that could arise in discussing specific medical concerns on most Internet...

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