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Bits Blog: Man Arrested in VTech Breach of Children’s Data

Photo Last month’s breach of VTech, a Hong Kong electronic toy maker, exposed personal data for 12 million people, including 6.4 million minors.Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters Police in England said they arrested a 21-year-old man on Tuesday in connection with last month’s breach of ...

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E.U. Expected to Approve Tough New Data Protection Rules

European officials are expected to approve long-awaited data protection regulations on Tuesday, the latest effort in the region to give people a greater say over how their digital information is collected and managed. The changes, expected to go into effect ...

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Airbnb Says Data Dump Shows Misuse of Service Is Rare

With its release of a trove of data this week, the short-term rental company Airbnb sought to underscore how the majority of its hosts in New York City are playing by the rules. The point is a critical one for ...

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Data Storage on DNA Can Keep It Safe for Centuries

Photo From left, Luis Ceze, one of the designers of the new DNA storage system; Douglas Carmean, a leading designer of microprocessor chips at Microsoft; and Karin Strauss, a Microsoft computer architect, at the University of Washington in Seattle. Credit David Ryder ...

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China Calls Hacking of U.S. Workers’ Data a Crime, Not a State Act

HONG KONG — China has said that a breach of the United States Office of Personnel Management’s computer systems, which the Obama administration said exposed the personal information of more than 21.5 million people, was the result of criminal activity, ...

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Airbnb Releases Trove of New York City Home-Sharing Data

Photo “Our hope is that people will understand 99 percent of people on Airbnb in New York Ccity are using it as an economic lifeline,” said Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s head of global policy and public affairs. Credit Jim Wilson/The New ...

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Security Breach at Toy Maker VTech Includes Data on Children

Photo Learning Lodge is an online store for VTech devices where users can download apps, games, e-books, videos and music, all geared toward children. Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters A maker of digital toys for said it had been hacked, putting the ...

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Ericsson Sees Video Driving Tenfold Rise in Mobile Data by 2021

STOCKHOLM — Swedish telecoms network gear maker Ericsson raised its forecast for mobile data traffic, in a further boost to companies that benefit from rising numbers of consumers viewing online videos on platforms such as YouTube and Netflix. Ericsson, the ...

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Facebook Vows to Appeal Belgian Ruling on Data Privacy

Facebook has said that it will appeal a privacy ruling in Belgium that forces the social media giant to stop collecting digital information about people who are not its users. The ruling, announced late on Monday, is the latest in ...

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Europe Seeks to Reach Data Transfer Pact by Early 2016

Senior European officials said on Friday that they expected to complete a new trans-Atlantic data sharing agreement in the next three months that would allow companies to move online information like social media posts and search queries to the United ...

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