privacy and security

Report: Massive Porn Site Breach Exposes Personal Information of Cam Models

A recent report from the cybersecurity team at vpnMentor has revealed that a porn site has suffered a massive data breach, exposing the personal data of 4,000 adult cam models — including scans of passports and driver’s licenses, and model releases disclosing addresses, phone numbers, and other private information.

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Facebook Bug Undermines Greta Thunberg’s Dad Claiming She’s Not Scripted

A recent bad code update on Facebook allowed anyone to see which accounts posted Facebook Pages, including those of celebrities and politicians. Among the pages exposed by the bug was teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, whose posts are often authored by her father Svante Thunberg or Adarsh Prathap, an Indian climate change activist. 

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2019: The Year of Massive Big Tech Data Breaches

2019 will go into the books as a bad year for data privacy, as sensitive personal details of many millions of users were leaked, breached, or left wide open by the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe.  Breitbart News has collected some of the biggest data breaches of the year.

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Twitter Bug Links 17 Million Phone Numbers to User Accounts

A digital security researcher claims to have discovered a bug in Twitter’s Android app that allowed him to link 17 million phone numbers to users accounts. By uploading phone numbers to twitter, the security expert was matched to the user accounts associated with the phone numbers. 

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Wawa Payment System Data Breach Hits ‘Potentially All’ Locations

A data breach based on malware in the payment system of iconic east coast convenience store chain Wawa that struck “potentially all” of its locations may have compromised the payment details of a large number of customers. Wawa leadership apologized to customers for the breach in a letter over the weekend.

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Tech Watchdog: Google, Facebook Engage in ‘One-Way Mirror’ Surveillance

Tech giants including Google and Facebook engage in extensive “one-way mirror” surveillance of their users, sharing the data they collect with third parties via a complex and unregulated system that puts private information at risk, according to a newly published study by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg