Social networks news

Social netwotrks Weekly news WORLD

Canada Privacy Watchdog Taking Facebook to Court

Canada’s privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart said major shortcomings were uncovered in Facebook’s procedures. It called for […]

Data leaks Hot news Social netwotrks Weekly news WORLD

Washington State Legislature Passes New Data Breach Law

The Washington legislature has passed a bill that effectively expands the state’s consumer data breach notification requirements. The Washington State Capitol (Source: Wikipedia)Previously, Washington-based organizations needed to notify consumers of a data breach only in the event that the security incident exposed users’ names in combination with their Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, state […]

0-day Social netwotrks VULNERABILITIES WORLD

Hackers Actively Exploiting Widely-Used Social Share Plugin for WordPress

Hackers have been found exploiting a pair of critical security vulnerabilities in one of the popular social media sharing plugins to take control over WordPress websites that are still running a vulnerable version of the plugin. The vulnerable plugin in question is Social Warfare which is a popular and widely deployed WordPress plugin with more […]

OS (Windows, Linux, iOS) REVIEWS Social netwotrks Weekly news WORLD

Mobile Security Versus Desktop and Laptop Security: Is There Even a Difference Anymore?

Do you remember your first mobile phone, and the newfound feelings of connectedness and convenience that came with it? I was one of the first in my circles to have a cellular phone. One of the coolest features my phone and network could support was the receipt of short email messages — no send capabilities. […]

Social netwotrks Weekly news WORLD

Facebook user data used as bargaining chip, according to leaked docs

by Lisa Vaas User privacy is super-duper important, Facebook has said publicly for years out of one side of its mouth, while on the other side it’s been whispering to third-party app developers to come on in and feast – this user data is tasty. Well, that’s confusing, its own employees have said, according to […]

Research Social netwotrks VULNERABILITIES WORLD

Is Your Baby Monitor Susceptible to Hacking?

There’s no doubt that digital technology, in many of its forms, brings everyday tasks much closer-to-hand. From discovering breaking news, to online shopping, to keeping tabs on your home via security cameras—everything is within the touch of a button. Even so, with the growing reach of the Internet of Things (IoT), new and unsuspected threats […]