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TerraCom and YourTel threaten journalists who exposed massive personal data breach - Bo... - 0 views

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    "Journalists discovered that two companies had posted the personal data of 170,000 customers online. The leak, which exposed the victims to identity theft and fraud, was reportedly so bad that social security numbers, passport scans, financial data and home addresses were indexed by search engines. Rather than merely address the problem, however, TerraCom and YourTel threatened the reporters, referring to them as "hackers" and accusing them of "numerous violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act"
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Big Data Can Help Prevent Conflicts - 0 views

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    "Some of the same social media analyses that have helped Google and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spot warning signs of a flu outbreak could be used to detect the rumblings of violent conflict before it begins, scholars said in a paper released this week. Kenyan officials used essentially this system to track hate speech on Facebook, blogs and Twitter in advance of that nation's 2013 presidential election, which brought Uhuru Kenyatta to power."
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The most embarrassing data losses of all time | Geek with Laptop - 0 views

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    Woweee - look at these and you realise the economics and problems with security of data...
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The Year Of The Mega Data Breach - Forbes.com - 0 views

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    Nabsuh - this might be veru useful...
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