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Documents Show Facebook Shared Users’ Data With Large Companies

Documents Show Facebook Shared Users’ Data With Large CompaniesDocuments released by the British Parliament revealed Facebook shared users’ data – without users knowledge – to companies such as Lyft, Netflix, Badoo, and AirBnB, according to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British Parliament. Other whitelisted companies discussed in the emails and related documents include Tinder and the Royal Bank of Canada. The 250 pages of documents made public include summations, emails, and memos from specific businesses and Facebook staff discussing access to users’ data through apps.



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500 Million Marriott Customers Affected in Massive Data Breach

500 Million Marriott Customers Affected in Massive Data BreachThe attack included some passport numbers and credit card information



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Black Friday Beginning To Merge With Cyber Monday, According To New Data

Black Friday Beginning To Merge With Cyber Monday, According To New DataAmid reports of relatively sparse crowds in many retail outlets on Black Friday, the venerated kickoff to the holiday shopping season still remains the king for U.S. retail profits, thanks to a strong performance in online sales. Black Friday saw a 13 percent increase in sales from last year, suggesting that it will remain the top digital shopping day of the holiday season, according to a report by Sales Force. Black Friday saw the highest conversion rate (4.9 percent) of the entire year.



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Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't

Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov'tNEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.



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U.S. charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hack

U.S. charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hackChinese intelligence officers conspired with hackers and company insiders to break into private companies’ computer systems and steal information on a turbo fan engine used in commercial jetliners, according to a U.S. indictment unsealed on Tuesday. The indictment said at the time of the hacks, a Chinese-state owned aerospace company was working to develop a comparable engine for use in aircraft manufactured in China and in other countries. The 10 people charged conspired to steal sensitive data “that could be used by Chinese entities to build the same or similar engine without incurring substantial research and development expenses,” the indictment released by the U.S. Department of Justice said.



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Cathay Pacific shares slide to nine-year low as data leak rattles investors

Cathay Pacific shares slide to nine-year low as data leak rattles investorsShares of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd slid nearly 7 percent to a nine-year low on Thursday after it said data of about 9.4 million passengers of Cathay and its unit, Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd, had been accessed without authorization. Cathay said late on Wednesday that in addition to 860,000 passport numbers and about 245,000 Hong Kong identity card numbers, the hackers accessed 403 expired credit card numbers and 27 credit card numbers with no card verification value (CVV). The company said it discovered suspicious activity on its network in March 2018 and investigations in early May confirmed that certain personal data had been accessed.



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Apple chief pushes for US privacy law to stop 'weaponizing' data

Apple chief pushes for US privacy law to stop 'weaponizing' dataApple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said the United States needed a federal privacy law because personal information was being “weaponized” by companies against internet users to boost profits. “We at Apple are in full support of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the United States,” Cook told a conference in Brussels. Gossip, he said, had become a lucrative trade for the internet giants.



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Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data

Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade dataSINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs.



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Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dumpDuke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.



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Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect dataTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.



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