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Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13 | Reuters

Facebook Messenger Kids requires parents to set up an account and approve their children’s contacts. Source: Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13…

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Data vs Insight: Which Do You Want?

I have many conversations with people on a regular basis regarding the collection, processing, and dissemination of data.  There are so many sources of data…

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Voice Assistants and Smart Homes: Who’s watching and listening?

I have been reading articles across the Web over the last few months pertaining to connected home assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home.  People…

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An Instagram hack hit millions | The Verge

The Verge – Instagram Hack Article It looks like another social media platform has been hacked yet again. This time millions of phone numbers and…

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How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet | Time

A Pew Research Center survey published two years ago found that 70% of 18-to-24-year-olds who use the Internet had experienced harassment, and 26% of women…

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Facebook Exposes Moderator Employee Identities To Suspected Terrorists | TheGuardian

It appears that Facebook made a huge mistake introducing a bug which exposed identities of Facebook moderators to suspected terrorists. “A bug in the software,…

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pfSense Emerging Threat Rule Issues

I use pfSense for my firewall at home.  I log all of my events to my Splunk system, so I can visualize them and see…

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IOT PWN’d | ZDNet

This article from ZDNet goes into a lot of detail surrounding events over the last couple of years where IOT devices have been used for…

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Two-factor security is so broken, now hackers can drain bank accounts | ZDNet

Thank you, ZDNet, for bringing this article to my attention. It appears that this flaw has existed for some time, regardless of the fact that…

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Increased Surveillance: Breeding Ground for Innovation

Newsweek tells us that the U.K. Is asking for more surveillance assistance.  They want to peer into user data and to force vendors to provide…

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