Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the Trump campaign

Facebook announced late Friday that it had suspended the account of Strategic Communication Laboratories, and its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica — which used Facebook data to target voters for President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election. In a statement released by Paul Grewal, the company’s vice president and deputy general counsel, Facebook…

Russia could disconnect from global Internet in event of war: Putin adviser

Moscow also building alternative Domain Name System A top information-technology adviser to President Vladimir Putin has indicated in an interview that Russia could disconnect itself from the global Internet in time of war to lessen its vulnerability to the West. “Technically, we are ready for any action now,” Herman Klimenko reportedly told Russian television station…

German court finds Facebook oversharing user data

‘Facebook hides default settings that are not privacy-friendly in its privacy center and does not provide sufficient information about this when users register,’ Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV) legal expert Heiko Duenkel says FRANKFURT, Germany – A German court has found Facebook is breaching data protection rules with privacy settings that over-share by default…

FedEx S3 Bucket Exposes Private Details on Thousands Worldwide

Personal information for thousands of FedEx customers worldwide has been exposed after a legacy Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage server was left open to public access without a password. Kromtech Security Center researchers stumbled upon the AWS S3 bucket, finding that it contained more than 119,000 scanned documents, including passports, drivers’ licenses and Applications for Delivery of Mail…