Gizmodo slogged though every line of Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and Helix's privacy, terms of service and research policies with the help of experts in privacy, law and consumer protection. What we found wasn't pretty.
WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed.
If you haven't kept up with the avalanche of mistakes big and small that followed the Equifax breach, John Oliver has you covered. No, he can't get you a new social security number though, stop asking.
In order to tempt nuclear scientists from countries such as Iran or North Korea to defect, US spy agencies routinely send agents to academic conferences — or even host their own fake ones.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis has been illegally rifling through and filing away the private financial records of US citizens, Treasury employees alleged. “This is such
The company said last December that data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in the largest breach in history, but is now tripling that figure
The dating app knows me better than I do, but these reams of intimate information are just the tip of the iceberg. What if my data is hacked — or sold?
The senior adviser set up the account after the election. Other West Wing officials have also used private email accounts for official business.
Equifax's response to its data breach has been a total shitshow, something the company seems determined to remind us of each and every day.
Three times in the last three months, hackers have exploited the digital supply chain to plant tainted code that hides in software companies' own systems of installation and updates, hijacking those trusted channels to stealthily spread their malicious code.
Researchers show how to hijack a text message.
The spy agency didn’t care about copyright violations; it was trying to determine if it could find valuable intelligence.
Credit monitoring in the US is a nightmare. It only took a massive public data breach to make that clear.
On Sept. 3, the Norwegian news agency NRK reported that sensitive Statoil information — contracts, workforce reduction plans, dismissal letters, and more — were available online because employees had used the free translation service Translate.com, which stored the data in the cloud.
Hounded by bill collectors, searched at the airport, thwarted in a house hunt. Here’s how I got free — for now.
"Basically, the Americans are doing their job. Look at it from their perspective. Here's a young guy, his app is used by terrorists. We need to find out who he is. What kind of team he has. This is logical."
Separating Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook is impossible, and a quick look at the company should make all of us worried about the prospect of President Zuck.
This is the third executive to step down in the wake of the hack.
Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States.
A recent report claims hackers have found their way into American power grids, and now wield the ability to cause blackouts.
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