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An Email Marketing Company Left 809 Million Records Exposed Online
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By this point, you’ve hopefully gotten the message that your personal data can end up exposed in all sorts of unexpected internet backwaters. But increased awareness hasn’t slowed the problem. In fact, it’s only grown bigger—and more confounding. Last week, security researchers Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered an unprotected, publicly accessible MongoDB database containing […]

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Japanese self-drive cars map developer to buy rival U.S. startup for $200 million
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(Reuters) – Japanese map platform developer Dynamic Map Platform announced on Wednesday it plans to acquire Detroit-based map startup Ushr for up to $200 million in a bid to widen its geographical footprint in the burgeoning self driving cars market. Dynamic Map Platform counts Japan’s Toyota Motor, Nissan and Honda among its investors, while Ushr […]

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An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach
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There are breaches, and there are megabreaches, and there’s Equifax. But a newly revealed trove of leaked data tops them all for sheer volume: 772,904,991 unique email addresses, over 21 million unique passwords, all recently posted to a hacking forum. The data set was first reported by security researcher Troy Hunt, who maintains Have I […]

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An online battle for 900 million hearts and minds: India braces for election
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JAIPUR/TONK, India (Reuters) – When India votes in a general election next year, it will be the world’s largest democratic exercise, and the biggest ever test of the role of social media in an election. Volunteers of India’s main opposition Congress party monitor TV news channels and social media inside their war room which was […]

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Facebook unearths security flaw affecting 50 million users
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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over those accounts, the social networking company said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed binary digits in this illustration taken March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Dado […]

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Craigslist Founder Matches $1 Million in Donations for Teachers’ STEM Projects
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Craig Newmark, the founder of the Craigslist classifieds site, has set up a matching donation of up to $1 million for STEM projects proposed by teachers at DonorsChoose, a fundraising site designed to help classrooms at a time of tight school budgets. The matching offer is tailored to provide a focused impact. The largest chunk, […]

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How Some New College Graduates Are Pulling Over $1 Million a Year (Courtesy of Elon Musk)
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Artificial intelligence experts can command huge salaries and bonuses–even at a nonprofit. OpenAI, a nonprofit research lab started by Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk released the salary details of it’s employees–and they are striking. The organization’s top researcher was paid more than $1.9 million in 2016, and another leading researcher who was only recruited in March […]

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Facebook CEO's compensation jumps to $8.9 million as security costs soar
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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s compensation rose 53.5 percent to $8.9 million in 2017, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, largely due to higher costs related to the 33-year old billionaire’s personal security. FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s […]

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Apple Music appoints new head, hits 48 million subscribers
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(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Wednesday appointed a new executive to oversee its Apple Music streaming business and hit 48 million subscribers, the company said. FILE PHOTO: An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar Apple […]

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