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8/18/2019
Microsoft Urges Urgent Security Update, Breaks Functionality
FaceBook Hired Contractors To Listen To Private Conversations
“NULL” License Plate Causes Problems for Driver

8/11/2019
Security Flaw Discovered in Steam PC Gaming Platform
Side-Channel Vulnerability Patched in Windows Update
AT&T Employees Bribed To Infect Company Systems to Unlock Phones

8/4/2019
Microsoft To Add Online Recovery Function for Windows 10
Capital One Data Breach Affects 100 Million People
Google Discovers Security Vulnerabilities with Apple’s Mobile OS

7/28/2019
Equifax To Pay $700 Million Settlement From Data Breach
Possible Redesign Coming to Windows 10’s Start Menu
FTC Launches New Antitrust Investigation Into FaceBook

7/21/2019
Microsoft to Open Windows 10 to Alexa
Security, Privacy Concerns with Popular App Which Ages Photos
Data Breaches: A Country’s Population, A Major US Cell Provider

7/14/2019
FaceBook Fined $5 Billion
Millions of Android Devices Infected By “Agent Smith” Malware
International Feud May Affect Global Supply of Flash Memory

7/7/2019
FaceBook Outage; Machine Learning in Photo Recognition
Chinese Smart Home Company Leaves Billions of Records Exposed
Internet Service Provider Forcefully Charging Fraudulent Fees

6/30/2019
New Malware Circumvents Apple’s Security Protections
Return of the Commodore 64
Bill Gates: Microsoft’s Biggest Mistake on Mobile

6/23/2019
Florida City To Pay Large Ransom to Hacker
New MacBook Pro Battery Recall
Entire Country Loses Power in South America

6/16/2019
FaceBook Court Filing: Users Give Up Right To Privacy
Samsung’s Folding Phone Delayed, Pre-Orders Cancelled
Border Patrol Data/Images Stolen In Hack

6/9/2019
Quest Diagnostics Data Breach Affects 12 Million Patients
Apple Unveils New Mac Pro and 6K Display; Upset at Apple Over $1,000 Monitor Stand
Adware in 238 Android Apps, Downloaded Over 440 Million Times

6/2/2019
Checkers Data Breach
Google Takes More Proactive Steps To Block Malicious Extensions
Microsoft Urges Users To Install Patch for Legacy Windows OSes

5/26/2019
Microsoft Releases Next Windows 10 Rollup
Snapchat Employees Spied on Users
Fake Cryptocurrency Apps in Play Store

5/19/2019
Major Security Flaw Affects Performance Feature of Intel CPUs
WhatsApp Vulnerability Used To Target Lawyer, Others
Amazon Adds “Guard” Feature to Alexa

5/12/2019
Microsoft Announces New Features for Edge Browser
Google Absorbs Nest, Eliminates Integrations
New Display Innovation With Smallest Pixels

5/5/2019
Microsoft Increases Storage Requirement for Windows 10
Dangerous Oracle Server Software Vulnerability
PornHub Offers To Buy Tumblr

4/21/2019
FaceBook Collected Data From User’s Email Accounts
More Instagram Credentials Exposed
Faulty Windows Update Breaks Computers With 3rd Party Antivirus Software

4/14/2019
Microsoft Hosted Email Accounts Compromised
Amazon Reveals The Human Element Behind Alexa
Exploited WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Causes Malicious Redirects

4/7/2019
500 Million FaceBook Users’ Info Compromised
Microsoft To Improve Transparency, Restore Update Control to Users
Google Product Shutdowns

3/31/2019
Big Box Computer Retailer Fined For Scamming Customers
More Problems With Apple Butterfly Keyboards
Microsoft Finds Security Flaws In Banned Chinese Tech Brand’s Computers

3/24/2019
FaceBook Credentials Vulnerable To Viewing By Employees
Microsoft Launches Antivirus Product for Macs
New Apple Hardware Launches: iPads, iMacs, Airpods

3/17/2019
Worldwide Grounding of New Airliner After Second Deadly Crash
Major FaceBook Outage Blamed on Configuration Error
Long-Standing Security Flaw in Popular File Compression Software

3/10/2019
Private Information of 800 Million Exposed By Aggregator
Citrix Suffers Major Security Breach
Windows 10 Reaches 800 Million Devices

3/3/2019
YouTube Content Putting Children at Risk
Social Video App Fined For Misusing Data of Minors
Vulnerable Password Databases of Utility Company Websites
Phone Numbers Hijacked Due To Security Flaw of Major Provider

2/24/2019
Users Upset With “Hidden” Mic in Nest Security Devices
FaceBook To End Privacy-Invading VPN
More Malicious Android Apps Hemmorage Bandwidth and Resources

2/17/2019
Fake FaceBook Login Popups Trick Users
Twitter Still Holding Onto “Deleted” Data
Google Resetting Vulnerable Passwords of Nest Devices
Dating App Data Breach

2/10/2019
Security Vulnerability in Free Office Equivalent Softwares
Google Plugin Identifies Breached Passwords
AT&T’s Deceptive 5G Cellular Advertising

2/3/2019
FaceTime Bug Exposes Private Conversations
Apple Bans FaceBook’s Internal Apps
Japanese Government to Hack Own Citizens

1/27/2019
FaceBook Announces Intent to Merge Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp
Hijacker Advertisements Use New Scrambling Techniques To Bypass Scanners, Install Malware
Apple Adds Microsoft Office to its App Store

1/20/2019
Microsoft to Abandon Windows 10 for Mobile Devices
FaceBook Scandal with In-App Gaming Purchases by Minors
Record Sized Breach List, How To See If You Were Compromised

1/13/2019
Popular Open Source VLC Media Player Reaches 3 Billion Downloads
Cellular Geolocation Data Subject To Widespread Abuse
Microsoft To Reserve Storage Space For Updates

1/6/2019
Passwordless Accounts Coming to Windows 10
The Weather Channel Sued For Misusing Users’ Data
Dark Mode For Google Chrome

12/30/2018
Phone Spoofing Affects Social Media Accounts
Security Camera Vulnerability Exposes Footage
Large Telecommunications Company Under Investigation for National 911 Outage

12/23/2018
Major International Airport Shut Down By Drone
Mac Virus Fails To Be Detected By Antivirus Software
AT&T Launches 5G Service

12/16/2018
FaceBook Bug Exposes Private Photos
Google+ Bug Exposes Private User Data
Phishing Scam Tricks Users Into Circumventing 2-Factor Authentication

12/9/2018
British Parliament Releases Internal FaceBook Documents
Breach of Question/Answer Site Compromises 100 Million Users Info
Tumblr Users Departing En Masse After Adult Content Censorship
22 Popular Android Apps Had Hidden Malware

12/2/2018
Info of 500 Million Marriott Hotel Guests Compromised
Faulty Electronics, Automation Caused Fatal Crash of New Jet
Microsoft Surpasses Apple To Become World’s Most Valuable Company

11/25/2018
Mark Zuckerberg Defiantly Refuses to Step Down as FaceBook CEO
Online Cyber Gang Warfare
New MacBook Pros with Bad SSDS

11/18/2018
Microsoft Re-releases October Update
FaceBook Suffers Major Outage
Instagram Outage, Security Breach
iPhone X Screen Defect

11/11/2018
Google Takes Steps To Block Malicious Advertising
FaceBook’s Upcoming Video Hardware Product
Bug Deactivates Legitimate Windows Installations

11/4/2018
Malicious Browser Extension Compromises Private FaceBook Messages
Flickr To Impose Storage Caps, Delete Users’ Data
Apple Announces New MacBooks and iPads, Has the iPhone Hit a Market Cap?

10/28/2018
Charter/Spectrum Increasing Prices Nationwide
Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology and Orlando PD
The Responsibilities of Social Media Companies: When They Censure Thought, When They Fail To Act

10/21/2018
Adobe Brings Photoshop To iPad
Healthcare.Gov Data Breach
YouTube’s Global Outage

10/14/2018
How To Identify If Your FaceBook Account Was Compromised
Why Windows 10 October Update Deleted Files
Google Shutters Social Network After Data Breach

10/7/2018
Botched Windows 10 Update Rollup Deletes User Data
New Malware Infects Hardware Firmware
New Wi-Fi Standard Naming Conventions

9/30/2018
FaceBook Hack Compromised 50 Million Accounts
Microsoft Releases Office 2019
Windows 10 Reaches 700 Million Devices

9/23/2018
Newegg Data Breach
Governor’s Wife Becomes Victim of Cyber Scam
Electronic Access to Judicial Records

9/16/2018
Apple Announces New Largest iPhone
Release Date Set for New Apple Operating Systems
British Airways Data Breach
Apple Bans Trend Micro After User Data Collected

9/9/2018
iPhone 8 Recall for Defective Motherboards
Google Chrome Revamps Interface for 10th Anniversary
Popular Adware Utility Secretly Collecting User Data on Macs

9/2/2018
Google Caught Collecting Location Data When Setting Turned Off
Data Throttling Hinders First Responders
Microsoft’s Next Upcoming Windows 10 Update

8/26/2018
Another Quiz App On FaceBook Misused Data
Cheddar’s Data Breach
New Formula Design May Prevent Lithium Battery Fires

8/19/2018
Malware Bypassing Apple’s Security Protections
Alexa & Cortana Integration
Study: Wi-fi Appliances Could Cripple Power Grids

8/12/2018
Google Releases New Android 9 Pie
“Simjacking” Hijacks Phone Numbers
Robot Finds “Waldo” In Under 5 Seconds

8/5/2018
Apple Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation
Hackers Arrested for Attacks On Retail Payment Systems
iOS Hijacker Site Scam

7/29/2018
FaceBook Stock Plummets 20% Overnight
Amazon’s Facial Recognition Highly Criticized
Apple Fixes Performance Issue in Latest High-End MacBook Pro

7/22/2018
Amazon’s Prime Day Outage
Google’s $5 Billion European Fine
Network Vulnerability Leads to Million Dollar e-Heist

7/15/2018
Central Florida Gets New Area Code
Fake Tech Support Scam Using Dell’s Internal Information
FaceBook To Donate To Birthday Fundraisers

7/8/2018
Appearance Customizer Extension Secretly Tracks Users
Digital License Plates
Google Develops AI Assistant for Call Centers

7/1/2018
What To Do If Your Electronics Get Wet
SunPass IT Issues Continue
Comcast Suffers Nationwide Outage
Adidas Data Breach

6/24/2018
Supreme Court Rulings: Internet Sales Tax, Warrant Required To Track Cell Data
Apple To Offer Remedies for “Butterfly” Keyboard
FaceBook Proposes Charging For Groups

6/17/2018
Email Encryption Vulnerability Leads to Spoofing
Microsoft Uses Machine Learning In Windows 10 Update Distribution
Why Some Twitter Accounts are Disappearing

6/10/2018
Intel Commemorates 40th Anniversary of 8086 Processor
FaceBook Bug Sets Millions of Users’ Data to Public
How Uber Knows If You May Be Drunk

6/3/2018
FaceBook Eliminates Trending News Sidebar
Security Vulnerability in Chrome & Firefox Leads to Identity Theft
Ticketfly Gets Hacked & Taken Offline

5/27/2018
Data Privacy Concerns with Smart Home Devices
Large Quantity of Name-Brand Routers Compromised
Faulty Computers Cause Cruise Control To Become Stuck On

5/20/2018
Bugs Affecting Installation of Windows 10 April Update
North Korea Malware App in Play Store
Tool Exposes Gelocation Data of Cell Phones

5/13/2018
Apple Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary of iMac
FCC Issues Largest Robocalling Fine Ever
Google Develops AI Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired

5/6/2018
Microsoft Launches Windows 10 April Update
FaceBook To Launch Online Dating Platform
Twitter Advises All Users To Change Passwords

4/29/2018
Major Cybercrime Website Takedown
Google’s Big Changes to Gmail
FaceBook’s Publicized Moderation Guidelines

4/22/2018
Photo Sharing Site Flickr Bought by SmugMug
Google’s New Text Messaging Integration
Apple Battery Defects Afflict Many Newer Devices

4/15/2018
FaceBook Loses 10% of American Userbase
Google Loses UK Lawsuit, Compelled To Conceal Search Data
NVIDIA’s New AI Supercomputer

4/8/2018
FaceBook Data Leak Fallout Continues To Grow
Classified Ad Site Backpage Shut Down
Chat Data Breach Affects Consumer Information

4/1/2018
FaceBook Mining Data Through Messenger on Android
MyFitnessPal Data Breach Exposed 150 Million Users’ Information
Worst Tesla Crash on Record With Autopilot On

3/25/2018
Why Elon Musk Removed SpaceX and Tesla’s FaceBook Pages
Craigslist Removes Personals Section
Companies Banning Sale and Use of Huawei Devices

3/18/2018
Florida Virtual School’s Data Breach
New AMD Chipset Vulnerability Discovered
FaceBook’s Inappropriate Search Results

3/11/2018
Design Flaw Affecting New MacBook Keyboards
New Intel Optane Solid State Technology
“Slingshot” Is Most Advanced Malware Ever Discovered

3/4/2018
Windows 10 Update Breaks Keyboard, Mouse
Why Alexa Went Silent and Many Websites Went Down on 3/2
The World’s Largest DDOS Attack

2/25/2018
Foreign Text Character Crashes Apple Devices
Massive Upset Over Snapchat’s Redesign
New Method To Verify If Your Passwords Are Compromised

2/18/2018
Google Changes Image Search
Apple HomePods Damage Furniture
Popular Money Transmitting Service Lacks Fraud Protection

2/11/2018
Falcon Heavy Launch
False Tsunami Warning
Equifax Hack Was Even Larger Than Indicated

2/4/2018
New Flash Vulnerability
YouTube TV
Virus Mines Cryptocurrency For Hackers

1/28/2018
iOS Bug Allows Malicious Links To Freeze Phones
Malwarebytes Update Breaks Thousands of Computers
Security Vulnerability in Popular Dating App

1/21/2018
Graphics Card Shortage Caused by Crypto Miners
Smartphone Manufacturer’s Payment Page Compromised
Apple Implements Throttling Toggle

1/14/2018
New Software Patch for “Meltdown” and “Sceptre” Slows Down Computers
Ilicit Materials Found in Childrens’ Apps
FaceBook Makes News Feed More Personal

1/6/2018
“Meltdown” and “Sceptre” Hardware Vulnerability Affects All Computer Processors
Intel CEO’s Major Stock Selloff
HP Battery Recall Affects Non-User Serviceable Models
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Still Works

12/31/2017
Apple’s Announcement Regarding iPhone Throttling and Batteries
20th Anniversary of Hotmail
Netflix Gives Customers Another Cyber Scare

12/24/2017
Apple Admits to Throttling Older iPhones
NVIDIA Ends Graphics Driver Support for 32-Bit Operating Systems
CryptoKittens

12/17/2017
Mozilla Firefox’s Major Revamp
Keylogger Concerns in HP Laptop Touchpad Drivers
The End of AOL’s Instant Messenger

12/10/2017
BitCoin’s Meteoric Rise
More DDOS Attacks in 2017
Christmas Gift Exchange Scam on Social Media

12/3/2017
Apple “Root” Vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra
Microsoft Ending Free Windows 10 Upgrades on December 31st
iOS 11 iPhone Reboot Glitch

11/26/2017
Uber’s Irresponsible Response To Massive Data Breach
DirecTV To Pay $9.5 Million For Improperly Disposing Electronic Waste

11/19/2017
Fake Netflix Phishing Scam Email
Companies Profiteering from In-App Purchases

11/12/2017
The “AVGater” Virus
iOS 11 Autocorrect Bug Fixed

11/5/2017
New Safeguards for Human Factors in Social Media
What To Know About The CryptoLocker Virus
iPhone 8 vs. iPhone X Comparison

10/29/2017
KRACK WPA2 Vulnerability
“Bad Rabbit” Cyptovirus

10/22/2017
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Causes UPS 747 Crash

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