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T-Mobile says hacker accessed personal data of 37 million customers
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T-Mobile says hacker accessed personal data of 37 million customers

T-Mobile disclosed that a hacker gained access to a treasure trove of personal information belonging to 37 million users in a financial statement on Thursday. The telecommunications behemoth claimed that the data theft began on November 25 and that the "bad actor" stole "name, billing address, email, phone number, date of birth, T-Mobile account number, information such as the number of lines on the account and plan features." T-Mobile claimed in the SEC filing that it discovered the breach on January 5—more than a month after it occurred—and that a day later it had addressed the issue of the hacker taking advantage of it. According to T-Mobile, the hackers misused an application programming interface (API) rather than breaking into any business system read more T-Mobile says hac...
Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400m records
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Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400m records

Along with famous people like model Cara Delevingne, US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and pop musician Shawn Mendes, the former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison looks to have been exposed in a leak of incomplete data on 400 million Twitter users. A sampling of data leaked by an alleged cybercriminal last week includes Morrison's Twitter account. Upon learning of the assertion, a cybersecurity company stated that it was "likely not a coincidence" because media figure Piers Morgan also showed up in the hacker's leaked data samples read the complete article Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400m records.
The Threat of Predictive Policing to Data Privacy and Personal Liberty
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The Threat of Predictive Policing to Data Privacy and Personal Liberty

Predictive policing has a plotline that is reminiscent of Minority Report. It's a very real process, though, and it mainly depends on information gathered and shared by RELX and Thomson Reuters, two of the biggest data brokers in the United States. When we discuss big data, we frequently highlight organisations like Amazon, Equifax, Experian, Google, and Meta (formerly known as Facebook). The majority of these businesses use commercial data for marketing initiatives, corporate decisions, product insights, and financial considerations. Thomson Reuters and RELX do business quite differently. These data juggernauts serve as a middleman for libraries, scientists, big businesses, and law enforcement read the complete article The Threat of Predictive Policing to Data Privacy and Personal Lib...