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Facebook Patches Vulnerability That Could Have Exposed User Data

Yet another vulnerability has been patched that could have exposed user data. According to security company Imperva, the bug “allowed websites to obtain private information about Facebook users and their friends through unauthorized access to a company API, playing off a specific behavior in the Chrome browser,” reports The Verge. From the report: In technical terms, the attack is a ... Read More »

Nigerian Firm Takes Blame For Routing Google Traffic Through China

Earlier today, it was reported that Google suffered a brief outage on Monday that pushed some of its traffic through networks in Russia, China, and Nigeria. Soon after Google said it would conduct an investigation, Nigeria’s Main One Cable Company fessed up to the incident. According to Reuters, the company says it “accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade.” ... Read More »

Amazon Is Getting More Than $2 Billion For NYC, Virginia Expansions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Over the last year, Amazon has dangled in front of cities the possibility that they could host the company’s “second headquarters” — a massive $5 billion facility that would provide 50,000 white-collar jobs. On Tuesday, Amazon confirmed what had been widely reported: nobody would be getting this massive prize. Instead, the ... Read More »

Twitter is Struggling To Contain the Bitcoin Scam Outbreak

Google’s official G Suite Twitter account is the latest victim of an ongoing bitcoin scam that has been plaguing the social media platform for the last few weeks. Earlier on Wednesday, Target saw a similar hack. From a report: G Suite might be the highest-profile target of the scam yet, which saw fake, promoted tweets that appeared to originate from ... Read More »

The British Army is Carrying Out a Massive Test of Military Robots and Drones

The British Army is testing out over 70 new technologies, including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones, in a four-week experiment on one of its biggest training grounds. From a report: What sort of stuff? The department isn’t giving out specifics but said the focus will be on “surveillance, long-range, and precision targeting, enhanced mobility and the re-supply of forces, urban ... Read More »