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/ Jul 11, 2018

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

Britain's data regulator will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660,000) for failing to protect users' data, in an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain's 2016 EU referendum. An investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) ...

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Jun 7, 2018

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Facebook Inc. faced criticism Wednesday from Republican and Democratic lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms. The bipartisan criticism reflects rising frustration in Congress about how Facebook protects the privacy of the ...

Jun 6, 2018

Hack of genealogy website MyHeritage exposes data from 92 million accounts

The consumer genealogy website MyHeritage says email addresses and password information linked to more than 92 million user accounts have been compromised in an apparent hacking incident. MyHeritage said its security officer had received a message from a researcher who unearthed a file named "myheritage" ...