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Become a data hoarder or become a dependent

Become a data hoarder or become a dependent

Your grandpa and grandma were right about keeping all those buffalo nickels in a big glass jar - they were just a few decades too early. Today I'd like to direct your attention to your photo collection. You've taken hundreds or thousands of photos in the last few years, right? Do you know where all those photos ended up? If you wanted to see the first photos you ever captured using a smartphone, could you do it right now?

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EA Origin vulnerability could have risked 300 million users

EA Origin vulnerability could have risked 300 million users

Security breaches and vulnerabilities in gaming services are nothing new, and today, researchers with Check Point Research and CyberInt are detailing the discovery of a particularly nasty one in EA's Origin service. Origin, of course, is EA's digital distribution platform similar to Steam, and since it's the only way to get newly-released EA games on PC, it's built up a userbase of millions of people over the years.

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PCIe 6.0 promises super-fast speeds in 2021

PCIe 6.0 promises super-fast speeds in 2021

USB and to a lesser Thunderbolt often get the lion's share of attention when it comes to data transfer speeds between devices. But when it comes to ferrying data between a computer's internal components, PCI Express, more popular in marketing by its abbreviated "PCIe" name, is the name of the game. In order to catch up with growing demands for faster transfer of large files, the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) announced that, in two years, the spec will double its data rate up to 64 GT/s.

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Google and pharma company Sanofi team up for big data processing

Google and pharma company Sanofi team up for big data processing

Although tech companies like Google and Apple have dabbled in medical tech, they have mostly been limited to things like wearables or storing data in apps. At times, they even work on experimental devices like smart contact lenses. Now Google is putting another foot in the medical field, this time in the pharmaceutical field. It has partnered with drugmaker Sanofi in a new healthcare Innovation Lab to harness "emerging data technologies" to better understand diseases and, of course, patients.

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Google Stadia highlights absolute need for unlimited data

Google Stadia highlights absolute need for unlimited data

As we inch nearer to Google Stadia's full launch, it's becoming clear what this possible new age in computing means. Before now, cloud computing was mostly relegated to tasks that could be sent, computed remotely, then returned without gouging your bandwidth's eyes out. Now, when there's graphics involved, things are a little different.

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Sign in with Apple throws privacy shade at Google and Facebook

Sign in with Apple throws privacy shade at Google and Facebook

iOS 13 has a lot of big features coming along with it, but one area Apple focused on a lot today was privacy. As it turns out, Apple is taking a shot at single sign-on methods from Google and Facebook by introducing "Sign in with Apple." Apple bills this as an SSO method, just like the ones from Google and Facebook, except without all of the tracking.

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Flipboard reveals nine-month data breach: Here’s what was exposed

Flipboard reveals nine-month data breach: Here’s what was exposed

News aggregator Flipboard has revealed that it was the victim of a security breach in which hackers gained unauthorized access to a "subset of user data." The databases that were accessed stored Flipboard user account credentials, and after a recent investigation, Flipboard has determined that whoever got in had access for as long as nine months.

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Google’s Bluetooth Titan 2FA keys have a weird security vulnerability

Google’s Bluetooth Titan 2FA keys have a weird security vulnerability

Last year, Google released its Titan security keys in two different varieties: USB and Bluetooth Low Energy. The idea behind Titan is the same as any security key, which was to give people a hardware two factor authentication method. Everything was all fine and dandy for a while, but then today, Google alerted users to a rather peculiar flaw in its BLE Titan keys.

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Google Maps incognito mode, search auto-delete, more privacy at Google

Google Maps incognito mode, search auto-delete, more privacy at Google

While most us probably aren't following Google's IO 2019 keynote for new developments on data privacy and security, that topic actually turned into a big segment of the show. Google announced a number of new initiatives today that aim to not only give users more control over how their data is stored, but also to make them more secure across the internet. Those initiatives begin with auto-delete for web and app activity.

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Another huge Facebook security blunder exposes data of millions

Another huge Facebook security blunder exposes data of millions

Though we're now a year out from the massive Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal, we're being reminded of it today with two more instances of third-party Facebook apps mishandling user data. Both of these apps stored data collected from Facebook users in publicly accessible Amazon S3 libraries, and though it's difficult to get a handle on how many users had their data exposed, it's likely that the number stretches well into the millions.

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Google quiz tests your ability to spot phishing scams

Google quiz tests your ability to spot phishing scams

Phishing should be a concern of everyone using the internet, but it isn't always easy to spot malicious attachments and links. In fact, it can be quite difficult, as the unsavory folks of the world have become quite adept at covering their tracks and making everything seem legitimate. That much is made obvious in a new quiz from Jigsaw and Google, which tests your phishing know-how.

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The biggest data breach of all time just happened

The biggest data breach of all time just happened

It's time to change your passwords - all of them. A newly revealed collection of email addresses, accounts, and passwords now constitutes the largest set ever exposed. And it appeared just this week. The sheer size of this breach of information eclipses that of any other single incident - and the chances that your email isn't amongst the leaked is small.

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