1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked in 2013

A data breach in August 2013 exposed information held in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts, the company said Wednesday. The hacking incident is separate from an intrusion Yahoo reported in September, when the company disclosed 500 million user accounts were exposed in 2014. “Yahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole…

Germany considers forcing Facebook to delete fake news

Politicians from German’s ruling coalition are pushing for more action to stop the spread of fake news, including potentially holding Facebook accountable for quickly deleting posts, German media reported Tuesday. Amid growing concern Russia may interfere with Germany’s national elections next fall, senior politicians from Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), as well as the Social Democratic…

Rise of ‘Fake News’ Spurs Angst in Internet Age

The United States is a nation divided: that is one of the most dominant narratives that emerged during this year’s presidential race. That reality—missed by pollsters, pundits and political experts alike—helped to explain the popularity and stunning electoral victory of Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The other story of 2016 is the rise…

HACKERS ATTACK EU EXECUTIVE BUT NO DATA BREACH: SPOKESMAN

BRUSSELS — Hackers attacked the European Commission’s computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive’s servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said. “Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt to saturate our internet connection,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a news briefing on…