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Social Networks Data Breach

Hacker Hits HipChat—Reset Passwords

An unknown intruder was able to access team communication platform HipChat last weekend, allowing access to the account information of users, including email addresses, hashed passwords and names. There is also a chance that...more

Social Media Privacy Concerns: A How-To Guide

by Bryan Cave on

The majority of organizations utilize social media to market their products and services, interact with consumers, and manage their brand identity. Many mobile applications and websites even permit users to sign-in with their...more

WhatsApp security flaw, lawsuit in Germany

Tobias Boelter, a University of California Berkeley cryptography researcher claims that last year he found a security flaw in WhatsApp’s encrypted smart phone messaging application. The flaw, which relates to the unique...more

Privacy Tip #59 – Check your Privacy Settings on Your LinkedIn Account

I am watching Game 7 of the World Series, and it is the bottom of the 8th and the score is 6-6. It is very difficult to concentrate on this blog post. So I am taking the easy way out and reminding you to check the...more

LinkedIn admits that 2012 data breach in fact affected 117 million users’ data

A LinkedIn data breach in 2012 supposedly exposed 6.5 million LinkedIn users’ hashed passwords. LinkedIn announced yesterday (May 18, 2016) that in fact, it impacted more than 177 million user accounts, and that the...more

Coordinated Hackers Infiltrate 200 Targeted Employees’ LinkedIn Networks

by King & Spalding on

Cybersecurity researchers at the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (“Dell CTU”) uncovered a network of approximately 25 fake LinkedIn profiles that Dell CTU believes were used by an Iran-linked hacker group to establish at...more

Facebook’s “Copyright” Post - The Sound and the Fury

Users of Facebook no doubt have seen at least some of their friends post the “copyright” update. In brief, the post states “I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details,” including photos,...more

Ashley Madison, meet the kids: infidelity and divorce

The recent Ashley Madison breach exposed millions of users who’d signed up to the site, believing they were doing so with full anonymity. Social media and news outlets helped fuel a storm that will not soon be forgotten. In...more

How Does Ashley Madison Membership Effect PA Divorces?

Ashley-Madison is a controversial online dating/social networking service, based in Canada, which markets to married individuals or those in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The site,...more

That is SO last week - July 2015 #3

by Zelle LLP on

There’s just no rest for employment lawyers this summer. We had another exciting week. The biggest news was the EEOC’s ruling that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The agency found that...more

Digital Disruption When You Least Expect (Or Want) It

by DLA Piper on

In this Presentation: - Introduction - Chocolate, Cookies, Coffee and Biscuits - Privacy, Legislation, Underworld behaviour - Even manufacturers have secrets to protect! - Invention, 1%’ers and...more

Internet Of Things, News Websites Fare Poorly In Security And Privacy Review

by King & Spalding on

On June 16, the Online Trust Alliance, an industry group focused on developing and encouraging best practices in online security and privacy, announced that a recent audit of approximately 1,000 websites showed that 46%...more

Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

by Cozen O'Connor on

Retail. Financial services. Health care. Energy. Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third...more

FTC Fines Path Mobile Social Networking App $800,000 for Privacy Breaches

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

The developer of the popular Path social networking app for mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived users by collecting their personal information without their consent. As part...more

US Tech Companies May Soon be Required to Report Security Breaches to the EU

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

U.S. based tech companies that store data on the Internet may soon be required to report the loss or theft of personal information to the E.U. or face sanctions and fines according to legislation being proposed by the...more

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