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LeakedSource database of over 32 million leaked Twitter credentials

“LeakedSource is a search-engine capable of searching over 1.8 billion leaked records — an aggregation of data from hundreds of disparate sources. We have been able to accumulate this data over a relatively short period of time through a combination of deep-web scavenging and rumor-chasing. Occasionally these efforts lead to major discoveries…If we come across… Continue Reading

Massive dump of hacked LinkedIn data yields Zuckerberg’s passwords

New York Times, “There are several lessons to be learned from a data breach in which hackers gained access to Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts, but chief among them is probably this: Quit using the same password for multiple websites.” Continue Reading

A Few Easy Steps Everyone Should Take to Protect Their Digital Privacy

Via ACLU – “Much of the privacy protection we need in today’s world can’t happen without technological and legislative solutions, and the ACLU will continue leading the fight for digital security and privacy through our litigation and advocacy efforts. But there are simple steps that everyone can take to improve their digital privacy. While there… Continue Reading

TSA Is Taking Steps to Improve Expedited Screening Effectiveness, but Improvements in Screener Oversight Are Needed

Aviation Security: TSA Is Taking Steps to Improve Expedited Screening Effectiveness, but Improvements in Screener Oversight Are Needed, GAO-16-707T: Published: Jun 7, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2016. “In 2015, TSA screened or oversaw the screening of more than 708 million passengers at more than 450 U.S airports. In carrying out the screening process, TSA… Continue Reading

Federal Appellate Court Strikes Potential Death Blow to Privacy in New Cell Site Location Information Case

Via EFF – “This week, the full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals—in a decision that impacts residents in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia—held that you have no expectation of privacy in historical location data generated by your cell phone. This decision, which follows decisions from four other federal appellate courts, means… Continue Reading

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

Brussels, 31 May 2016 – “The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe. The IT Companies support the European Commission and EU Member States in the effort to… Continue Reading

News Release – All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020

Press release, All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020, Europe makes a definitive choice for open access by 2020. 27 May 2016. [Wow!] “All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a… Continue Reading

EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move

“The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service providers from recording and sharing their customers’ every move online. EFF’s comments are part of the FCC’s rulemaking on consumer privacy and telecommunications services. As broadband providers are uniquely positioned to track every… Continue Reading

All the Internet Meta Search Engine

“All the Internet, a business of Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. which is a leading provider of search services and technology. Advanced Search Technologies, Inc continues to advance Internet search with new search technologies and features designed to improve the search experience for consumers. Based in Nevada, Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. has a rich history of… Continue Reading

OPM IG Report on Information Infrastructure Improvement Project

Second Interim Status Report on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Infrastructure Improvement Project – Major IT Business Case (Report No. 4A-CI-00-16-037).  May 18, 2016. “OPM has still not performed many of the critical capital project planning practices required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Of primary concern, prior to initiating the… Continue Reading

U.S.-EU Data Privacy: From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield

Via FAS – CRS report, U.S.-EU Data Privacy: From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield, Martin A. Weiss, Specialist in International Trade and Finance; Kristin Archick; Specialist in European Affairs. May 19, 2016. “Both the United States and the European Union (EU) maintain that they are committed to upholding individual privacy rights and ensuring the protection… Continue Reading