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Promoting faux followers and likes is prohibited, landmark settlement finds

Promoting faux pals does not pay. New York Lawyer Common Letitia James introduced a precedent-setting settlement Wednesday with Devumi, an organization that discovered itself in scorching water after The New York Times reported it offered tens of millions of fake likes, retweets and followers on social media. These tens of millions of bot accounts ran unchecked throughout …

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State Division is failing at primary cybersecurity requirements, senators say

Senators need to know why the State Division is not utilizing primary cybersecurity protections.  In a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday, a bipartisan group of 5 senators known as out the division’s poor cybersecurity practices.  The company was required to undertake multifactor authentication for all accounts with ‘elevated privileges’ as …

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Google warns US senators of international hackers concentrating on their Gmail accounts

Google has warned some US senators and their aides that international authorities hackers have focused their private Gmail accounts, the search big confirmed Thursday. However a Google spokesman declined to supply further particulars on how many individuals have been notified, the place the state-sponsored assaults are coming from, and when the warnings went out. The …

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Privateness advocates inform senators what they need in a knowledge safety legislation

Privateness advocates and tech giants like Google, Amazon and Apple all desire a federal privateness legislation. However there’s distinction in how they need it written. Whereas tech corporations primarily need a federal privacy bill to be a ceiling that might restrict how far states might go along with their very own privateness guidelines, privateness advocates need …