Congress plans to investigate how social media giants are fighting hate

House lawmakers plan to unveil legislation to study the ways social media can be weaponized, The Washington Post reports. They want to better understand social media-fueled violence and to determine if tech giants are doing enough to effectively prot...

Facebook will train its content-removal AI with police camera footage

Facebook will use footage from police body cameras to train its automatic detection systems to spot and remove footage of mass shootings. The company announced Tuesday that it will partner with law enforcement in the US and UK to obtain footage from...

The US is suing Edward Snowden over his memoir

The United States is suing whistleblower Edward Snowden over his memoir, Permanent Record. It claims the former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency contractor violated non-disclosure agreements with both agencies because...

Nearly everyone in Ecuador is the victim of a data breach

A massive data breach exposed sensitive data of nearly every individual in Ecuador. The breach impacted an estimated 20 million people -- for reference, Ecuador has a population of about 17 million. According to ZDNet, it exposed data on 6.7 million...

US Senators ask the FCC to review licenses with China-owned telecoms

Two US Senators want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether two Chinese state-owned telecoms should be permitted to operate in the US. In a letter to the FCC, Democratic leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Senator Tom...

Alleged JPMorgan hacker set to plead guilty

Andrei Tyurin, one of the key suspects in the huge JPMorgan Chase hack in 2014, is set to plead guilty, according to a court filing obtained by Bloomberg. The Russian reportedly struck a deal with federal prosecutors and will appear at a plea hearing...

LastPass patched a bug that could have exposed your passwords

If you use LastPass to manage your passwords, now would be a good time to make sure you're running the latest version, 44.33.0. As Gizmodo reports, LastPass recently patched a bug that could have been used to compromise users' security credentials. T...