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Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp

Privacy groups call for FTC probe of WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

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Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different

Vint Cerf is considered a father of the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't things he would do differently if given a fresh chance to create it all over again.

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IT certifications report card: What are they worth now? Which ones pay off the most?

The first of a two-part series on IT certifications' multifaceted contribution to a prosperous, secure career in technology's busiest and most promising sectors and senior management in any enterprise.

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How the Yahoo breach affects you

Yahoo confirmed Thursday that it has been breached, with a massive amount of user information being stolen. Obviously, this is bad news for Yahoo, but what does it mean for users?

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Yahoo uncovered breach after probing a black market sale

A hacker's attempt to sell user data he claimed was stolen from Yahoo led the company to uncover a far more severe breach.

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Hackers got a treasure trove of data from the Yahoo breach

Thursday's confirmed breach at Yahoo means that a treasure trove of stolen data is very likely circulating on the black market -- potentially putting millions of internet users at risk.

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Verizon learned of massive Yahoo data breach just two days ago

Verizon, now finalizing its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo, only learned of the massive data breach at Yahoo two days ago.

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Massive Yahoo hack is the world's biggest -- for now

When Yahoo said on Thursday that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been hacked, it wasn't just admitting to a huge failing in data security -- it was admitting to the biggest hack the world has ever seen.

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Yahoo data breach affects at least half a billion users

A massive breach at Yahoo stole account details from at least 500 million users and is being blamed on state-sponsored hackers.

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The changing data protection paradigm

In just a few years, the industry has experienced a data paradigm shift. Most organizations now must deal with massive amounts of incoming data, in various forms, ranging from structured information in the form of databases and lists...

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Site that leaked Colin Powell's emails dumps First Lady's passport

The site that leaked Colin Powell's stolen emails has also allegedly obtained a scan of Michelle Obama's passport.

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Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts

Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the still-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

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Yahoo reportedly to confirm massive data breach

Yahoo is reportedly preparing to confirm a data breach that affects hundreds of millions of accounts.

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Plan now for the EU's privacy regulation revolution, says HPE exec

The cost of complying with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation might seem like something best deferred until it enters force in 2018 -- but working on compliance could boost profit, not reduce it, say some vendors....

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New legislation seeks to prevent U.S. voting systems from being hacked

A U.S. lawmaker has introduced two bills to protect voting systems from hacking, amid fears that Russian cyber spies may be interfering with this year's presidential election.

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More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

More than 840,000 Cisco networking devices from around the world are affected by a recently discovered vulnerability that's similar to one exploited by a hacking group believed to be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Hackers sell tool to spread malware through torrent files

Be careful with what you torrent. A new tool on the black market is helping hackers distribute malware through torrent files in exchange for a fee.

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