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identity
The digital identity imperative

The ever-evolving shift to digital means that most of our day-to-day activities are carried out online. We’re now accustomed to simply toggling through a few apps to book a …

identity theft
Can we put a stop to cyber harassment?

Cyber harassment via social networks, media, and other online channels is an everyday reality for too many people, and the problem is getting worse. It might seem inevitable, …

password
Who are the worst password offenders of 2020?

As our lives have migrated almost entirely online due to the pandemic, the Dashlane list highlights the companies and organizations with the most significant password-related …

BGU Zoom research
Researchers extract personal data from video conference screenshots

Video conference users should not post screen images of Zoom and other video conference sessions on social media, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers, …

network
Researchers develop a way to quickly purge old network data

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Army Research Office have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of information spread in online social …

Facebook
How people deal with fake news or misinformation in their social media feeds

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide people with a lot of information, but it’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s real and …

privacy
Should social media organizations be subject to strict privacy regulation?

80% of IT security professionals agree that more security and privacy legislation is needed, especially for social media organizations that store personal data. However, …

Facebook
FTC wants Facebook to boost accountability and transparency, imposes $5 billion penalty

Facebook has to pay a $5 billion penalty and submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for the decisions it makes …

Facebook
Cybercriminals targeting social media: Facebook and Instagram are becoming phishers’ favorites

Social media phishing, primarily Facebook and Instagram, saw the highest quarter- over-quarter growth of any industry with a 74.7 percent increase, according to the Vade …

Facebook
Most Facebook users aren’t aware that Facebook tracks their interests

Too many Facebook users aren’t aware that the company uses the information provided by them and their actions on the platform and outside of it to create a list of their …

Google+
Another API bug spurs Google to ditch consumer Google+ sooner than planned

Google has unearthed another Google+ API bug, which prompted it to accelerate the sunsetting of all Google+APIs and that of the consumer version of Google+. The API bug The …

Facebook security
Facebook data breach: Victims will not be offered free identity theft protection

Facebook announced that the recent data breach it has suffered is a little less massive than initially thought: “only” 30 million users have been affected. But, …

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