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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook had stored millions of user passwords in plain text for years, the social media company confirmed on Thursday after a security researcher posted about the issue online. Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had abused access to this data. The company says the passwords were stored on internal […]

Rob Kardashian claims Blac Chyna was so horrible and dangerous during their breakup that he had to hire security specifically to protect himself from her. According to The Blast, Kardashian filed a response to his baby mama in his lawsuit against her saying she cost him over $100,000, including the extra security guards. Chyna claims the cost of […]

ATLANTA (AP) — The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week. No-shows among screeners jumped Sunday and again Monday, when the Transportation Security Administration reported a national absence rate of 7.6 percent compared with 3.2 percent […]

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Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users’ personal data than it has previously revealed, letting them read private messages or see the names of friends without consent, according to a New York Times report. The newspaper on Wednesday detailed special arrangements between Facebook and companies such as Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify, in the […]

TODAY IS THE BIGGEST ONLINE SHOPPING DAY ALL YEAR, AND YOU HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR US. Today is Cyber Monday. Americans are expected to spend $7.8 billion online, according to projections from Adobe Analytics, meaning it will be the single largest online shopping day in U.S history, eclipsing Black Friday ($5.9 billion) and Thanksgiving ($3.3 […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. In a blog post , the company says hackers exploited its “View As” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC’s “Today” show that at the time, Facebook received legal assurances that Cambridge Analytica had deleted the improperly obtained […]

Like any father, a problem isn’t truly over until they’ve added their own two cents. This is no different for Beyoncé‘s dad Mathew Knowles who’s still pretty fired up about his daughter getting bit. BET reports that while on tour promoting his new book Knowles threw shade at his daughter’s security detail for not doing their […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The security clearance of White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded, significantly reducing his access to classified information, according to two people informed of the decision. Kushner had been operating with an interim clearance at the “top secret/sensitive compartmented information” level for more than a year. Now […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. New York City’s mayor and police brass have repeatedly […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas ramped up security for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, which was the first major outdoor event on the Strip since the mass shooting. The city posted snipers and used a helicopter to watch for danger as tens of thousands of people participated in the race. Many wore T-shirts […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a stunning disclosure, federal authorities said Monday that they may have found a way to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack, a development that could make Apple’s forced cooperation unnecessary. In a filing late Monday, federal prosecutors asked to delay a much-anticipated […]