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Here are the 5 most important takeaways from the US Senate's grilling of SolarWinds, Microsoft, CrowdStrike and FireEye over what could be the biggest cyberattack in history

Here are the 5 most important takeaways from the US Senate's grilling of SolarWinds, Microsoft, CrowdStrike and FireEye over what could be the biggest cyberattack in history

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Senators grilled top tech executives about the sprawling SolarWinds cyberattacks during a hearing Tuesday that brought widespread support for new cooperation between the cybersecurity industry and government.The Intelligence Committee hearing was the Senate's first inquiry into the that compromised hundreds of US companies and nine major government agencies. Hackers implanted into widely used software distributed by SolarWinds, which the cybersecurity firm FireEye in...

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Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Working from home can make it feel like managers have less direct supervision over workers. But an always-on video-conference tool changes that by automatically snapping webcam pictures of employees every few minutes.Companies across the world have been forced to abandon offices in favor of working from home in recent weeks to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, which has sickened in the US alone.In order to keep...

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The US military reportedly bought location data mined from a popular Muslim prayer app to track users for 'counterterrorism'

The US military reportedly bought location data mined from a popular Muslim prayer app to track users for 'counterterrorism'

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Muslim Pro, a prayer app with over 98 million downloads, reminds users about daily prayers and provides readings from the Quran. The company calls it "The most popular Muslim app." It also tracks users' location and sells that location data to brokers — and the US military is one of the buyers, according to a .Muslim Pro is one of hundreds of smartphone apps that make money by . (The US military bought Muslim Pro's data through one of those third-party data...

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California just passed a major privacy law that will make it harder for Facebook and Google to track people and gather data

California just passed a major privacy law that will make it harder for Facebook and Google to track people and gather data

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.270 to win51 to control218 to controlA new law passed by California voters in the November election will set an unprecedented standard for digital privacy in the US, making it harder for big tech companies like Facebook and Google to track people's data.The Consumer Privacy Rights Act, also known as Proposition 24, was in California as of Wednesday morning, with 56% of voters supporting the measure and over three-quarters of ballots counted.The law will...

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Fake voting websites are being set up to confuse people and mislead voters, FBI warns

Fake voting websites are being set up to confuse people and mislead voters, FBI warns

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Cybercriminals are setting up fake voting websites to spread misinformation and confuse people ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, the FBI last week. While the FBI didn't disclose specific fake websites, cybersecurity researchers have identified examples of the scam in action.Some fake sites aim to mislead voters to influence the election, while others try to use interest around voting to steal people's passwords. They imitate official election sites...

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Facebook's former director of monetization says Facebook intentionally made its product as addictive as cigarettes — and now he fears it could cause 'civil war'

Facebook's former director of monetization says Facebook intentionally made its product as addictive as cigarettes — and now he fears it could cause 'civil war'

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Facebook's former director of monetization Tim Kendall says he had a role in making Facebook as addictive as cigarettes — and worries that Facebook could be just as damaging to its users.In a testimony before the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee published Thursday, Kendall accused Facebook of building algorithms that have facilitated the spread of misinformation, encouraged divisive rhetoric, and laid the groundwork for a "mental health...

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Facebook says it has already helped 2.5 million Americans register to vote — more than it did in 2016 and 2018

Facebook says it has already helped 2.5 million Americans register to vote — more than it did in 2016 and 2018

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Facebook estimates that it has helped more than 2.5 million Americans register to vote through Instagram, WhatsApp, and the Facebook app, the company Monday. That total surpasses the 2 million people it helped to register in both 2016 and 2018, according to Facebook's numbers. Facebook's goal is to help get 4 million people registered to vote before the November 3 election. The company recently a "voting information center" that appears at the top of...

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Facebook pledged to fight misinformation about climate change. Then it suspended a slew of environmentalist groups.

Facebook pledged to fight misinformation about climate change. Then it suspended a slew of environmentalist groups.

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Last week, Facebook announced a raft of meant to spread awareness of climate change and fight misinformation that denies the existence of global warming.This week, several high-profile environmentalist groups said their Facebook pages were suspended without warning. Climate activist groups including , , and were locked out of their Facebook pages over the weekend, unable to post updates or send messages. The activist groups also said hundreds of individuals'...

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A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

A central Florida sheriff built an algorithm meant to predict which people in his jurisdiction were likely to commit a crime in the future.But according to a six-month investigation published this week by , the high-tech tool deployed by the Pasco Sheriff's Office didn't lead to a reduction in violent crime — instead, 21 families singled out by the algorithm said they were routinely harassed by deputies, even when there was no evidence of a specific crime.In September 2019, deputies showed up at 15-year-old Rio Wojtecki's door because the algorithm had determined Rio was one of the county's...

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A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A central Florida sheriff built an algorithm meant to predict which people in his jurisdiction were likely to commit a crime in the future.But according to a six-month investigation published this week by , the high-tech tool deployed by the Pasco Sheriff's Office didn't lead to a reduction in violent crime — instead, 21 families singled out by the algorithm said they were routinely harassed by deputies, even when there was no evidence of a specific crime.In...

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A Facebook engineer just quit in protest, accusing the company of 'profiting off hate'

A Facebook engineer just quit in protest, accusing the company of 'profiting off hate'

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A Facebook software engineer resigned and publicly criticized the company on Tuesday, accusing it of "profiting off hate."In a letter detailing their decision to quit, Ashok Chandwaney described some of Facebook's recent actions as breaking points that led them to quit. Chandwaney called out Facebook's inciting violence against protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as well as its choice not to remove by President Donald Trump that said "when the looting starts,...

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ICE just signed a contract with Clearview AI, the controversial facial-recognition company that scrapes photos from social media

ICE just signed a contract with Clearview AI, the controversial facial-recognition company that scrapes photos from social media

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Immigrations and Customs Enforcement will pay $224,000 for facial-recognition technology from the controversial startup Clearview AI, according to first reported by the nonprofit watchdog .Clearview AI has drawn heavy criticism from privacy advocates and civil-liberties groups for its , which allows clients to identify people by uploading a photo of them to the system. Clearview's technology compares the photo to its database of over 3 billion images —...

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The USPS is shutting down mail-sorting machines crucial for processing absentee ballots as the 2020 election looms

The USPS is shutting down mail-sorting machines crucial for processing absentee ballots as the 2020 election looms

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.United States Postal Service workers say mail-sorting machines are being taken apart and removed from distribution facilities across the US, raising concerns about their ability to handle a surge in mail-in ballots for the general election in November.At least 19 mail-sorting machines, which can process up to 35,000 pieces of mail per hour, have been removed without any explanation, postal workers . And an published by the USPS in June outlines a plan to...

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The Trump campaign accidentally gave YouTube ad money to Chinese state media

The Trump campaign accidentally gave YouTube ad money to Chinese state media

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.President Donald Trump has of his campaign for reelection — but in an ironic twist, some of his campaign's ad spending is funding Chinese state-run YouTube channels.At least 22 Trump campaign ads ran on YouTube channels linked to the Chinese government this month, according to a new from Washington-based cybersecurity firm Omelas, first covered by . The report also found 39 Trump campaign ads running alongside Russian-owned YouTube channels during the same...

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Instagram could face up up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data

Instagram could face up up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Instagram is accused of illegally harvesting people's biometric data without their knowledge or consent in a new class action lawsuit filed against Facebook, Instagram's parent company.The lawsuit, Whalen v. Facebook, claims that Instagram has a face-tagging tool that and create a "face template" that is stored in its database. While Instagram discloses this practice in its terms of service, the lawsuit alleges that the tool automatically scans the faces of...

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Newly surfaced emails show how ruthlessly Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google built their businesses and ate up smaller companies

Newly surfaced emails show how ruthlessly Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google built their businesses and ate up smaller companies

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple didn't become four of the biggest tech companies in the world overnight — and newly surfaced documents show the tough, often-cutthroat decisions made by top executives at the company at pivotal moments in their growth.Members of Congress obtained emails, memos, and internal studies from the four companies as part of an ongoing antitrust investigation. They were published Wednesday when the CEOs of the four companies...

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Wearing a face mask makes it harder for facial recognition algorithms to see you, according to a new government study

Wearing a face mask makes it harder for facial recognition algorithms to see you, according to a new government study

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Wearing a mask doesn't just limit the spread of COVID-19 — it may also makes it harder for facial recognition algorithms to identify you, according to a new study.The National Institute of Standards and Technology tested 89 facial recognition algorithms, which have an error rate of around 0.3%. But when those algorithms were used on subjects wearing face masks, the error rate jumped to anywhere from 5% to 50%, .The federal government conducted the study in...

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3 lawmakers in charge of grilling Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook on antitrust own thousands in stock in those companies

3 lawmakers in charge of grilling Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook on antitrust own thousands in stock in those companies

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Three of the lawmakers leading a sweeping antitrust investigation into Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google also own stock in one or more of those companies, creating potential conflicts of interest as the investigation nears a pivotal day of testimony Monday.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, which owns Google and YouTube, will testify Monday before the House Judiciary Committee. Lawmakers...

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Hackers took over dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, and Apple and used them to post bitcoin scam links

Hackers took over dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, and Apple and used them to post bitcoin scam links

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts were apparently hacked Wednesday as part of a cryptocurrency scam. This included the accounts of billionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mike Bloomberg, and Warren Buffett, as well as numerous tech startups and cryptocurrency-related sites. The Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were also compromised.The affected accounts posted messages urging their followers to send...

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Airbnb is getting ripped apart for asking guests to donate money to hosts

Airbnb is getting ripped apart for asking guests to donate money to hosts

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.After the COVID-19 pandemic obliterated Airbnb revenues across the globe, the short-term-rental platform has begun asking guests to chip in by sending "" that include cash donations to their former hosts — who have seen billions of dollars in revenue in recent months as travel has ground to a halt because of the pandemic.The new tool appears to be another effort to assuage hosts' financial concerns, this time by soliciting contributions from former guests....

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New records show Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously unreported military and law enforcement contracts

New records show Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously unreported military and law enforcement contracts

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Ties between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon are deeper than previously known, according to thousands of previously unreported subcontracts published Wednesday.The subcontracts were obtained through open records requests by accountability nonprofit . They show that tech giants including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have secured more than 5,000 agreements with agencies including the Department of Defense, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the Drug...

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Leaked documents show how police used social media and private Slack channels to track George Floyd protesters

Leaked documents show how police used social media and private Slack channels to track George Floyd protesters

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.As nationwide protests against police brutality and racism stretch into their second month across the US, newly leaked documents show how law enforcement is using social media to keep tabs on protesters.Police departments and federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security exchanged information about protesters gleaned from social media, the documents show. Police monitored RSVP lists on Facebook events, shared...

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Hackers just leaked sensitive files from over 200 police departments that are searchable by badge number

Hackers just leaked sensitive files from over 200 police departments that are searchable by badge number

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A secretive group has published hundreds of thousands of files online that were leaked from over 200 police departments and FBI offices across the US, including internal memos, emails, and officers' personal information.The , dubbed "BlueLeaks," was published on Friday by a collective called DDoSecrets. Many of the documents purport to show how law-enforcement agencies have been sharing information about COVID-19, George Floyd protesters, and even tweets...

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An online voting system used in Florida and Ohio can be hacked to alter votes without detection, researchers found

An online voting system used in Florida and Ohio can be hacked to alter votes without detection, researchers found

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Researchers at the University of Michigan and MIT found that an online voting platform already being used in some states has serious vulnerabilities, which could be exploited to alter votes without voters or elections officials noticing.The platform is OmniBallot, created by Seattle-based . It was used for statewide primaries in Delaware and West Virginia, and has also been used by various localities in New Jersey, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, and Ohio,...

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