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Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought. Credentials for more than 60 million accounts were taken, as first reported by Motherboard and confirmed by TechCrunch sources. The revelation of a password breach at Dropbox is an evolution of the company’s stance on the 2012 incident — the company initially said that user emails were the only data stolen. * Read the full…

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Tech Giants are ‘Consciously Failing’ on Terrorism, Says Parliament

Parliament has spoken out against Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for “consciously failing” to remove terrorist recruitment content, despite the fact all three companies have denied any lax attitude to such content. A report from the Home Affairs Committee claims that the three sites are “the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism.” The report is based on information gathered from intelligence groups, the muslim community, counter-terrorism experts, and security specialists. * Read the full article here

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How (and Why) to Safely Open Your Wi-Fi Network During a Disaster

After an earthquake rattled through Italy yesterday, flattening towns and leaving at least 250 dead, the Italian Red Cross asked average citizens to help out … by handing over their Wi-Fi. In a tweet, the organization requested people in earthquake-affected areas disable password protection on their home Wi-Fi networks so everyone could get on the web in a hurry. * Read the full article here

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Is your employer watching you? Online profiling blurs the boundary of our public and private lives

A new study reveals employers are using online information about job applicants without their knowledge, to inform hiring decisions. Approximately 55% of organisations now have a policy about this type of practice, called profiling. However, despite its increased use, most employees are not comfortable with being profiled. Over 60% believe they have a right to a private online identity that employers should not access. But only 40% of those surveyed in the study reported they always manage their social media activities with their current employer in mind. * Read the…

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