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Jun 01

Fitness app PumpUp leaked health data, private messages

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted by ZDNet by Zack Whittaker on May 31, 2018. A popular fitness app that claims over six million users was leaking private and sensitive data, including health information and private messages sent between users. PumpUp, an Ontario-based company, bills itself as a fitness community, allowing subscribers to discover… read more

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May 25

T-Mobile site bug made customer data available to anyone

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on Slash Gear on May 24, 2018 by Brittany A. Roston. One of T-Mobile’s websites left a tool exposed that let anyone look up personal account data on the carrier’s customers, it has been revealed. Users only required the customer’s phone number to retrieve the information, leaving many… read more

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May 22

TaskRabbit Data Breach Compromises Tasker and Client User Information

by Madelyn Dunlap

On or about April 11, 2018, TaskRabbit experienced a breach in security that caused the website and app to be taken offline.  The unauthorized party that gained access to TaskRabbit’s user information for their Taskers and Clients. WHAT INFORMATION WAS COMPROMISED? For Taskers, the compromised information included your name, username,… read more

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May 21

Chili’s Compromises Customer Payment Information in Data Breach

by Madelyn Dunlap

On May 11, 2018, Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, announced that customers’ payment information may have been exposed in a malware attack. Brinker did not disclose how many customers were affected or how hackers gained unauthorized access to its systems. WHAT INFORMATION WAS COMPROMISED? If you ate at a Chili’s… read more

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May 18

Cambridge Analytica ran voter suppression campaigns, whistleblower claims

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on CNN Politics by Donie O’Sullivan and Drew Griffin on May 17, 2018. The whistleblower whose disclosures about Cambridge Analytica shook the tech world over questions about users’ data privacy told Congress on Wednesday that the company engaged in efforts to discourage or suppress voting. Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee… read more

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May 10

Finding GenX

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted by NC State University by Mick Kulikowski. While searching for sources of bromide in the Cape Fear River watershed nearly five years ago, NC State environmental engineer Detlef Knappe and his team of researchers found more than they were looking for: high concentrations of a number of unexpected… read more