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Google bought my friend's face for $5

ZDNet Security - 6 hours 3 min ago
As Google works on a version of Face ID for its next Pixel phone, its employees are stopping people in public places and enticing them with a $5 gift card.
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Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more

ZDNet Security - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:59am
SyTech, the hacked company, was working on research projects for the FSB, Russia's intelligence service.
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Hackers breach 62 US colleges by exploiting ERP vulnerability

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:04pm
Hackers are breaching college networks and creating fake accounts that are used "almost immediately for criminal activity."
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Contractor who stole 50TB of NSA data gets nine years in prison

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 2:01pm
Prosecutors never proved former NSA contractor was the origin for the Shadow Brokers leak.
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Oakland City follows San Francisco’s lead in banning facial recognition tech

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:18am
The council is fighting back against privacy violations made possible through facial surveillance.
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Microsoft opens Dynamics 365 bug bounty with $20k top prize

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:59am
Microsoft reorganizes its bug bounty program and provides researchers with more information that's easier to access.
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A Rust-based TLS library outperformed OpenSSL in almost every category

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:50am
Benchmarks reveal better connection speeds and smaller memory footprint for Rustls library, compared to OpenSSL.
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AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:32am
Law enforcement needs to be innovative and act now in order to keep face with near future criminal threats, warns 'Do criminals dream of electric sheep' paper.
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Google cleans out stalker, spyware apps from Play Store

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:15am
Google is making a stand on apps designed for tracking employees, partners, and children.
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Huawei and 5G: Make the decision quickly because delay is hurting the UK, government warned

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:35am
New Prime Minister must make a decision fast about whether to allow the Chinese company's equipment to be used in 5G, says influential committee.
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Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:02am
Company also triples maximum baseline reward for security bugs.
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Encryption laws to run up against CLOUD Act and GDPR: Law Council

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:53pm
Laws show the different path Australia is taking to privacy, the Law Council of Australia has said.
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APAC firms must transform cybersecurity approach

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 9:23pm
With the number of data breaches escalating and threat landscape fast evolving, Asia-Pacific enterprises will have to think outside the box and transform their cybersecurity strategy, especially since current tools are no longer effective in staving off attacks.
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93% of porn sites leak data to a third-party

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:49pm
New academic research reveals the extent of user tracking on top adult sites.
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Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:38pm
Kazakh government first wanted to intercept all HTTPS traffic way back in 2016, but they backed off after several lawsuits.
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The rising tide of ransomware requires a commitment to best practices

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 2:50pm
How fiscal responsibility and ransomware are impacting the market.
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Bulgaria's hacked database is now available on hacking forums

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 1:13pm
Half of the database, to be exact, the half the hacker released to local reporters over the last weekend.
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Slack resets passwords for 1% of its users because of 2015 hack

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 9:56am
Company said it received a batch of compromised credentials related to the 2015 hack via its bug bounty program.
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No love lost between security specialists and developers

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 9:36am
GitLab finds 68% of security professionals feel that less than half of developers can spot security vulnerabilities, but most people feel it's a programmer's job to write secure code.
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Slack to reset passwords for tens of thousands of users

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 9:12am
Slack says passwords compromised in malware infections and past breaches at other companies.
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