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Simple Website Security Flaw Exposes Data Of Charter Internet Customers

Liquid Telecom A Website Security flaw discovered in the site of Charter Communications, a cable and Internet provider active in 28 states, may have exposed the personal account details of its customers. Security researcher Eric Taylor discovered the cable provider’s vulnerability as part of his research, and...

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Confirms it was Hacked

SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis confirmed on Tuesday that hackers had successfully hacked the bank, redirecting users of its online research services to fake websites set up by the attackers. The breach was just the latest in a spate of...

Finally After Six Years President Obama’s @POTUS is Live on Twitter

“Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.” So, it’s official. After years of signing “-BO” at the end of @BarackObama to signal the tweets he crafted himself from an account operated by the Organizing for Action staff,...

Is Quantum computing about to make big trouble for cybersecurity?

Google There is a race to build quantum computers, and (as far as we know) it isn’t the NSA that is in the lead. Competing are big tech companies such as IBM, Google, and Microsoft; startups; defense contractors; and universities. One Canadian startup says that it has...

Digital Firms Dominate Top Media Companies, Emerging New Media Owners Gain Ground

Mobile Apps Power in the digital advertising market is concentrated in the hands of a few large platforms, and New Media is becoming even more concentrated. The five purely digital media owners — Google, Facebook, Baidu, Yahoo and Microsoft — generated $71 billion in New Media revenue, which...

Facebook Study Says Users Make Their News Feed Less Diverse

But some have already questioned the results The long-held notion that Facebook’s algorithm leads to the creation of “echo chambers” among users isn’t exactly true, according to a report published Thursday in the journal Science. After studying the accounts of 10 million users, data scientists...

Announcement of keynote speakers for E-Learning 2015 Conference includes Sophia Bekele

CIO East Africa, one of the media sponsors for the event, reported on the announcement from organizers that the keynote speakers at this international conference of E-Learning Africa 2015. The event the will take place from 20 – 22 May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and...

Website not mobile friendly? Google is making major Algorithmic change to rank you lower

Privacy On Tuesday, April 21, Google is making a major update to its mobile search algorithm that will change the order in which websites are ranked when users search for something from their phone or tablet, making it mobile friendly. The algorithm will start favoring mobile-friendly websites (ones...

WSJ: Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit In Europe

Privacy “European Union regulators formally accused Google Inc. of violating the bloc’s antitrust laws by abusing its dominance of online search, escalating a long-running case that had stalled for years despite three separate attempts at a settlement. Wednesday’s move is the first time that any regulator...

Why investors should be concerned about cybersecurity breaches

Liquid Telecom Major security breaches continue to hit headlines, as businesses are forced to shift from focusing on the imminent nature of threats to calculating their potential financial impact. Companies are investing billions of dollars in cybersecurity, but the average return on spending for security technology is only...