How Your Privacy Will Be Protected in the 2020 Census

Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a nationwide survey that sets the terms for the country’s democracy. The questionnaire yields rich data, including people’s names, street addresses, ages, races, ethnicities, and other details. People’s responses help determine dynamics of power, such as how seats are apportioned in the House of Representatives, where voting […]

Huawei Revenue Soars to $107 Billion Despite U.S. Security Concerns

Chinese telecom giant Huawei posted a strong 2018, despite security concerns in the United States. Huawei told investors on Friday that it generated 721.2 billion yuan ($107.1 billion) in revenue in 2018, marking the first time the company has made more than $100 billion in one year. Huawei added that its profits jumped 25.1% compared […]

Facebook Left Hundreds of Millions of Passwords Unencrypted. Here’s How to Change Yours Right Now

Facebook users may want to consider changing their passwords, even if the company isn’t initiating a password reset after it acknowledged it left hundreds of millions of passwords exposed to internal employees. Facebook confirmed on Thursday that some passwords were stored in a readable, unencrypted format, but said the issue had been fixed. The company […]

Applicant Data Hacked and Ransomed at 3 U.S. Colleges

Three colleges across the U.S. have been hacked. And now, the hackers are seeking a big payday before they hand over information. Oberlin College in Ohio, Iowa-based Grinnell College, and New York’s Hamilton College were targeted recently by hackers that stole data on students applying for admission to their schools, according to The Wall Street […]

Did Mark Zuckerberg’s New Facebook Privacy Push Stem From This Messenger Problem?

A Facebook bug allowed hackers to target a person through their web browser, and find out exactly who they were conversing with on Facebook Messenger, according to a blog post published on Thursday by a security researcher. While Ron Masas, a researcher at security firm Imperva, said the bug was disclosed last May and has […]

Google: Update Your Chrome Browser Right Now. Hackers Are Exploiting a High Risk Security Flaw

Google is advising anyone who uses the Chrome browser to make sure their browsers have the latest update, which patches a “high” risk security flaw that hackers are already exploiting on unsuspecting victims. It’s common practice when bugs are disclosed to not immediately share details of how they work until a majority of users have […]

How Huawei Is Battling U.S. Spying Allegations

Though the larger trade battle between the United States and China may be winding down, the U.S. government’s campaign against Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei seems to be heating up. A delegation of U.S. officials arrived at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona this week to lobby telecommunications carriers across the globe not […]

Google, Facebook, and Apple Are Fighting International Regulators to Keep User Data Private

Some of the world’s largest tech companies are fighting battles on several fronts across the world to keep user data private. Last week, a consortium of tech companies led by Apple, Google, and Facebook issued a letter to the Australian government asking it to rethink a law passed in December that would make it easier […]