Billionaire Backer of Maria Butina Had Russian Security Ties

Billionaire Backer of Maria Butina Had Russian Security Ties

Konstantin Nikolaev, the oligarch who helped finance Ms. Butina, has been an investor in projects linked to the Russian government.

50 Million Facebook Accounts Affected in Massive Security Breach

An estimated 50 million user profiles were affected by a security breach, Facebook confirmed in a blog post today. The breach allowed attackers to take over the accounts of affected users. Read more…

Facebook security issue affecting 50 million people would have let hackers login to your account

Facebook this morning disclosed a widespread bug that could have allowed hackers or other malicious third parties to access an affected users account by gleaning their security token. The bug affected as many as 50 million people, and Facebook says it’s forc…

Ditch Gmail With These Alternatives

It’s not a stretch to assume you probably use Gmail—it seems like most of the world does, these days. That reality has created consternation over some of the recent privacy and security-related changes to Gmail and Google Chrome. Read more…

Twitch updates security for its TwitchCon event following the Jacksonville esports shooting

Twitch is today announcing changes to its security procedures for its TwitchCon event taking place in San Jose, California on Saturday, October 27th. The update follows news of the tragic shooting at an esports event in Jacksonville, Florida last month where …

US lawmakers warn spy chief that ‘deep fakes’ are a national security threat

What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality: creating almost-perfectly faked videos of people saying things they never did. Surprise: now they’re a reality, thanks to modern computing power and the power to instantly share it on the world’s social…

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