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Microsoft Trending Up, Apple Trending Down…? Plus, The Marriott Data Breach

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir debate whether Microsoft is trending up while Apple is trending down, before discussing the Marriott (Starwood) data breach. They also share their After Hours picks for the week.
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Quora data breach results in 100 million users affected

Quora, the question-and-answer site that bludgeons users into signing up, has been hit with a major data breach. In a blog post titled "Quora Security Update," the site revealed that the data of approximately 100 million users may have been
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Marriott data breach affected 500 million customers over four years

If you value your data privacy, Starwood Points might end up costing you more than they've saved. Marriott International, Incdisclosed a data breach of its Starwood guest reservation database on Friday. It estimates that the hack has affected 500
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Amazon doesn't have much to say about its customer data leak

Amazon thinks it's already said more than enough, thank you very much.  Starting on Nov. 20, the Seattle-based behemoth began notifying an unknown number of customers via email that, well, something had happened to their data. Specifically,
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Cathay Pacific hit with data breach involving 9.4 million customers

Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to be battered by a major data breach. In a statement released on its website, the Hong Kong-based international airline said roughly 9.4 million customers had their data accessed, but said there was "no evidence
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Facebook's data breach and what it means for you — Technically Speaking

Mark Zuckerberg and the crew at Facebook cannot catch a break. Facebook announced earlier this week that over 50 million users were part of a data breach, one of the largest in the company's 14-year history.  Read more...More about Facebook,
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Facebook already hit with a lawsuit tied to the latest data breach

That didn't take long. Hours after Facebook revealed that at least 50 million users were "directly affected" by a data breach, two of the social network's users have come together in a class-action lawsuit.  It started early on Friday. Facebook
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Congress formally summons Mark Zuckerberg to testify on Cambridge Analytica

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNN he'd be glad to testify on the Cambridge Analytica data breach and now he's getting his wish. The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent Zuckerberg a formal invitation to testify on the mishandling of user
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FedEx customer information exposed in data breach

An unsecured FedEx server was breached, exposing thousands of customers' personal information, a prominent security research firm discovered earlier this month. Package forwarding service Bongo International was acquired by FedEx in 2014 and now
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Will You Know What to Do If Your HR Data Is Held Hostage?

The recent data breach suffered by Equifax served as a reminder to businesses everywhere of the omnipresence of cybercriminals and the damage they can cause. While the Equifax data breach was reportedly caused by hackers exploiting a security

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