Personal data of 1.2 billion people was available online

A database containing names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, workplaces and social network profile information of 1.2 billion people was freely available online until it was reported at the FBI in…

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100 developers had access to information from Facebook group members

A hundred or so application developers had unauthorized access to unspecified names, profile pictures, and other unspecified data from Facebook group members until recently, when the social network banned them…

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Google wants to warn you when a site is too slow to display

Google announced Monday that it was working on a system able to show slow to people using its Chrome browser. The California based company is studying the possibility of alerting…

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Facebook News launches in the US

Facebook continues to make improvements to its platform to offer users higher quality content and eliminate inaccurate or unreliable information. The company said it will pay several US publishers for…

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Iranian hackers target US presidential candidate

Microsoft revealed Friday that a group of hackers linked to the Iranian government has targeted the campaign of a US presidential candidate. The company did not name the campaign for…

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An ex-Yahoo employee hacked 6,000 accounts

A former Yahoo employee pleaded guilty to hacking thousands of Yahoo accounts for the purpose of finding sexually explicit photos and videos, the California Attorney General’s office said in a…

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Google pays tribute to runner Harry Jerome

If you use the Google (Canada) search engine on Monday, you will see the image of Canadian runner Harry Jerome, whose name will remain etched in history books for his…

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Class action against Yahoo! for cyberattacks refused by Quebec Superior Court

A judge refused to give the green light to a class action to convict Yahoo! for cyber attacks that have compromised the confidentiality of its users’ data. Judge Chantal Tremblay…

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Google services restored after a crash

YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail, and other Google services went down for more than four hours Sunday afternoon in the eastern United States. The problem, due to “network congestion,” was resolved Sunday…

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Google Maps adds photo radars and speed limits

Drivers using Google Maps will now be warned of approaching a photo radar and will be able to see at any time the speed limit of the road on which…

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