American Express has been quietly contacting some of its customers with a tersely worded communication that reads, in part, as follows: "It was brought to our attention that personal information related to your American Express Card account listed above, may have been wrongfully accessed by one of our employees in an attempt to conduct … [Read more...] about American Express Employee Compromises Customer Information
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Zynga is a wildly successful gaming company with several hit titles under their belt including FarmVille, Words with Friends, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, and Café World. Their titles boast more than a billion players, worldwide, which is a number that would make most gaming outfits green with envy. Naturally, their success has painted a giant … [Read more...] about Zynga Games Has Data Breach Including Personal Information
Over the years, Facebook has made several high-profile acquisitions, with one of their most recent being the acquisition of Oculus Rift for a staggering two billion dollars. Now, rumors are swirling that the company is on track to buy another innovative startup, CTRL-Labs. They are the makers of an innovative device worn at the wrist that uses … [Read more...] about Will We Control Computers With Our Brains Soon?
The popular video site Vimeo now finds itself in hot water and is facing a lawsuit for allegedly violating the Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act. The act requires all private companies collecting biometric information to maintain a publicly available, written policy that explains their practices concerning this type of information. It … [Read more...] about Vimeo Could Have Collected Biometric Data Without Consent
Google is taking additional steps to provide a safer and more secure environment for their massive user base. Chrome is the most widely used browser in the world. In recent months, Google has made moves to provide better password security. Most recently, they released a Chrome Extension called Password Checkup that scans all of your stored login … [Read more...] about Google Adds Several New Password Features To Help Users
Researchers at FireEye have recently unearthed a particularly nasty new campaign that is both multi-faceted and dangerous. At the heart of the attack are hacked websites that display a seemingly innocuous pop-up message informing the site visitor that their browser is out of date. It will helpfully provide a one-touch solution to the non-existen21t … [Read more...] about Browser Update Warnings May Actually Be Malicious Hackers