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One Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked; Messenger AI Gets Bigger Role

Posted December 15th, 2016 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: One More Time:1 billion Yahoo Accounts Stolen in Biggest Hack Ever Yahoo announced Wednesday that one billion user accounts were hacked and stolen in 2013 – the largest hack ever and the second for the beleaguered company. In September, Yahoo revealed that up to 500 million user accounts were compromised. The breach […]

Android’s Location Data Jackpot; Google Search Adds Privacy Controls

Posted June 1st, 2016 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Police Filing Warrants for Android’s Vast Store of Location Data If you use Google Maps on your Android device, you should know the software has a feature that builds a comprehensive history of the places you visit. Google’s Location History system collects the information, which is then used in Maps. The resulting […]

Android Malware Hijacks Bank Accounts; Facebook’s Dilemma in India

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Android Malware Steals Banking Passcodes, Hijacks Accounts Protected by Two-factor Authentication Internet security firm Symantec has warned that an updated Android malware, called Bankosy, can intercept one-time passcodes that help safeguard online banking accounts. While banks have moved to relay the codes by phone, instead of email, the updated malware forwards all […]

Greece Tests Rescue Robots at Sea; Apple Pushes Board Diversity

Posted January 12th, 2016 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Robot Life Preserver Goes to Work in the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis In Mediterranean waters off Greece, rescuing African and Middle Eastern migrants trying to make the perilous voyage to Europe is a daily affair. Looking for help, the Greek Coast Guard invited Texas A&M University’s Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue to […]