Twitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years

According to Twitter, the problem occurred when people using the Twitter for Android app attempted to change settings on their account, including updating their email address. After making those changes, Twitter would disable the “Protect your Tweets” setting if it was enabled on the account. The issue affected Android users who made changes to their … Read moreTwitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years

Oxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei

While new funds won’t be accepted from the company, Oxford says ongoing projects supported by Huawei funding will continue, and those include two projects already approved by the university that have received £692,000 in funds from Huawei. Tensions between the US and Huawei have mounted in recent years, and this week, reports claimed that federal … Read moreOxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei

VC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018

2018 wasn’t all bad. It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies. According to new data out by Strategic Cyber Ventures, a cybersecurity-focused investment firm with a portfolio of four cybersecurity companies, more than $5.3 billion was funneled into companies focused on protecting networks, systems and data across … Read moreVC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018

ACLU sues US government over social media surveillance of immigrants

In its complaint, the ACLU says it filed Freedom of Information Act requests last year requesting more information about the agencies’ social media surveillance policies and how they were conducting the surveillance. But it says none of the agencies and departments have fulfilled those requests, with some saying the requests were too broad, the FBI … Read moreACLU sues US government over social media surveillance of immigrants

How the Feds Failed to Track Thousands of Separated Children

They kept the kids in cages. And Excel spreadsheets. And more than 60 other government files and databases that made it nearly impossible to track the thousands of children who have been separated from their parents by the Trump administration while trying to enter the United States. This is according to a new report released … Read moreHow the Feds Failed to Track Thousands of Separated Children

Twitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets

Twitter accidentally revealed some users’ “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon. The “Protect your Tweets” setting typically allows people to use Twitter in a non-public fashion. These users get to approve who can follow them and who can view their content. For some Android users over a period of several years, that may … Read moreTwitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets

How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again

A few days before the 2016 election, journalist Andrew Sullivan wrote this about Donald Trump: “He has no concept of a nonzero-sum engagement, in which a deal can be beneficial for both sides. A win-win scenario is intolerable to him, because mastery of others is the only moment when he is psychically at peace.” I’m … Read moreHow Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again

Collection 1 data breach covers more than 772 million email addresses

That includes some where the password data may have been stored encrypted, so if someone has managed to crack open a site where you had an account registered, it’s likely they have your info and know what password you were using. If you’ve logged into a customer support portal or some random forum with your … Read moreCollection 1 data breach covers more than 772 million email addresses