Virginia to replace voting machines over hacking concerns

States are understandably nervous about the security of voting machines given both the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 election and machine makers' own shortfalls. And in Virginia's case, officials aren't taking any chances. The sta…

Best Buy pulls Kaspersky’s antivirus software from its shelves

Amid growing concern/speculation/hysteria that Kaspersky Lab products could be tied to the Russian government, retailer Best Buy has stopped selling its antivirus. Minnesota's StarTribune first reported the move, citing a source who said that the com…

Equifax tries to explain its response to a massive security breach

A day after announcing that hackers stole personal information tied to 143 million people in the US, Equifax's response to the breach has come under scrutiny. Language on the website where people could find out if they were affected seemed to say tha…

Equifax stock tumbles 14% after credit score hack

 Credit score business Equifax revealed Thursday that 143 million people were compromised in a cyber attack. Social security numbers and other personally identifying information were accessed. And guess what, the stock market didn’t like it! The company lost about $2 billion in market cap Friday after tumbling nearly 14%.  Apparently, the company has known about the hack since July 29,… Read More

Equifax says it won’t bar consumers from joining breach-related lawsuits

 Equifax, which yesterday announced an enormous breach, will not require consumers to forfeit their right to join a class action lawsuit in order to receive credit protection. The company clarified the forced arbitration clause in its terms of service after outcry by consumer advocates, including NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who called the requirement “unacceptable and… Read More

Facebook’s widening role in electing Trump

Facebook admitted this week that a Russian propaganda mill used the social media giant's ad service for political operation around the 2016 campaign. This came out when sources revealed to The Washington Post on Wednesday that Facebook was grilled by…

Google’s Dashboard redesign simplifies your privacy tools

Google announced today that its Dashboard feature is getting a big update including a new look and simpler controls. In a statement, the company said that it asked over 4,000 people last year across 15 countries to give them feedback on privacy and s…