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Google accidentally sent users’ private videos to strangers in stunning ‘Takeout’ mix-up

Google accidentally sent users’ private videos to strangers in stunning ‘Takeout’ mix-up

In a disconcerting security warning, Google is saying videos stored in some users’ Google Photos archive were incorrectly sent to other users who requested a download of their files. The message, originally ...
Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Snapchat’s 186 million users may be in for a rude awakening today after revelation that multiple employees of the social media giant were able to abuse their power and snoop on members ...
Data Breach at Stanford Exposes Student Records, Personal Info

Data Breach at Stanford Exposes Student Records, Personal Info

A third-party vulnerability exposed admission records, essays, transcripts and sensitive personal information of Stanford University students, including Social Security numbers, ethnicity, legacy status, home address, citizenship, criminal record and financial situation, writes ...
Third-party data breach exposes info of Alabama hospital job applicants

Third-party data breach exposes info of Alabama hospital job applicants

Huntsville Hospital in Alabama announced that the personal data of job applicants may have been compromised after a security incident at the recruitment platform they collaborate with. Social Security numbers of thousands ...
UK’s interception regime violates human rights, European court rules

UK’s interception regime violates human rights, European court rules

British intelligence agency GCHQ was found guilty of violating the European Convention on Human Rights, the European court of human rights in Strasbourg said after analyzing the methods used to collect user ...
Australia’s largest bank lost its customers’ financial history and forgot to mention it

Australia’s largest bank lost its customers’ financial history and forgot to mention it

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank admitted losing years’ worth of data backup containing the financial details of some 12 million customers. When the breach occurred in 2016, the bank informed the Office of the ...
LinkedIn fixes major bug in AutoFill plugin

LinkedIn fixes major bug in AutoFill plugin

LinkedIn joins the data privacy breach club after a researcher detected a major vulnerability in the AutoFill plugin – that allows members to autofill their information in forms on other websites. The ...
Grindr says sharing of sensitive user information is ‘industry practice’

Grindr says sharing of sensitive user information is ‘industry practice’

Dating social network Grindr admitted sharing users’ sensitive information with third parties as this is “industry practice.” The data was encrypted and Apptimize and Localytics were bound by contract to keep the ...