personal data

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This Bot Tweets Photos and Names of People Who Bought 'Drugs' on Venmo

Venmo transaction data is public by default. But a programmer has taken that data stream and is tweeting the username and photos of users who buy 'drugs'.
Joseph Cox
7.19.18
Facebook

Facebook Will Let You Stop It From Collecting Your Internet Browsing Habits

Mark Zuckerberg announced a new tool that will let Facebook users clear their web browsing history, and opt out of future tracking.
Sarah Emerson
5.1.18
Moveable

Startups Want to Use the Blockchain to Take Our Data Out of Uber's Hands

Plenty of blockchain startups are overhyped, but some see transportation as an area where they can thrive.
Tracey Lindeman
4.5.18
Health

​I Asked People on Craigslist Why They’re Giving Up and Selling Their FitBit

The intense dedication to tracking your every move just isn’t sustainable.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.26.16
Canada

How to Ask Dating Apps and Fitness Trackers For Your Personal Data (in Canada)

Canada's superior privacy laws are a good reminder of where the US falls short.
Matthew Braga
6.21.16
Uber Earth

Uber Knows Too Much About You

The kind of data that Uber has access to—even if it’s not, say, the actual contents of your email or the actual conversations you’re having on your phone—is extremely invasive.
Sarah Jeong
5.27.16
News

Hacker Publishes Personal Info of 20,000 FBI Agents

As promised, hacker publishes personal information of 20,000 FBI agents, allegedly stolen from a hacked Department of Justice computer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.8.16
security

Hackers Are Sharing Reams of US Voter Data on the Dark Web

Even the most basic personal information can be of interest to hackers.
Joseph Cox
1.18.16
short circuit

Ransom Demanded from UK's TalkTalk After Third Cyberattack This Year

The personal data of the company's 4 million customers may be at risk.
Nicholas Deleon
10.23.15
short circuit

Samsung: Your Samsung Pay Personal Data Was Not Hacked

The Korean giant moves quickly to allay fears that its recently launched mobile payment service was hacked.
Nicholas Deleon
10.8.15
short circuit

Data Breach Affects as Many as 15 Million T-Mobile Consumers

The “Uncarrier” is offering identity theft protection to affected customers.
Nicholas Deleon
10.1.15
apps

United Airlines' Frequent Flyer App Can Be Hacked to Reveal Passenger Info

A researcher wrote a proof-of-concept script he claims could gain access to email addresses, phone numbers, and boarding passes.
Joseph Cox
8.17.15