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What the Tech? Your Facebook Information May Be Posted on a Hacker Forum

A 2+-year-old data breach of Facebook information is back in the news and in terms of data breaches, this one is pretty bad. The Facebook information was taken by hackers two years ago and includes phone numbers, names, birthdates, gender, Facebook ID, and location of over 32 million Facebook users in the United States alone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s information…

What the Tech? Is TikTok Collecting Your Personal Data?

TikTok is the world’s #1 entertainment app. More popular than YouTube and any video streaming app. It provides an endless stream of videos shot and uploaded by users. You’ve no doubt watched a viral TikTok video as they’re showing up in the news and shared on social media sites such as Facebook. Recently, the app has raised suspicions over what…

Equifax Apologizes Again, Lays Out Costs Going Forward

A day after posting sizeable profit declines due to a massive data breach, Equifax says it expects to incur related costs of between $60 million to $75 billion in the current quarter. The Atlanta company reported a 27 percent slump in third-quarter profit, largely due to a hack that exposed the personal information of 145 million Americans. Opening a conference…

Equifax Victims May Face Another Hassle in Buying an iPhone

Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000. People who did so and want to make any big purchase may find the same. Since Equifax disclosed that 143 million Americans had their…