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“A Mysterious Database Exposed 200 Million Americans’ Personal Info”

“Here’s a strange one: CyberNews reported Friday that a Google Cloud database exposed the personal information of roughly 200 million Americans. It’s not clear who owned the database, however, and it appeared to have been wiped on March 3. But that wasn’t … Continue reading

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“Amazon Sues Over Loss of Pentagon Cloud Deal to Microsoft”

“Amazon.com Inc. filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging the Defense Department’s choice of rival Microsoft Corp. for a Pentagon cloud-computing contract worth as much as $10 billion… “It’s critical for our country that the government and its elected leaders administer … Continue reading

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[Spying] “Amazon… Cloud Cam… watch you have sex”

“Amazon’s AI-based home security system is sending footage of users’ private moments to dozens of algorithm trainers halfway around the world, according to former employees – not unlike its Alexa “smart” speakers. Amazon’s Cloud Cam home security device regularly sends … Continue reading

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Homeland Security To Move All Data To Amazon Cloud

“The Homeland Security Department is retiring the decades-old system officials use to analyze biometric data, and its replacement is poised to both refine and significantly expand the agency’s application of the controversial technology. The new cloud-based platform, called the Homeland Advanced … Continue reading

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“DHS to Move Biometric Data on Hundreds of Millions of People to Amazon Cloud”

“The Homeland Security Department is looking to upgrade the software it uses to analyze biometric data on hundreds of millions of people around the globe, and it plans to store that information in Amazon’s cloud. The agency’s Office of Biometric … Continue reading

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The Damage Is Done: Facebook User Data All Over Internet

“Facebook Inc. user data is still showing up in places it shouldn’t. Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing servers… In one instance, Mexico … Continue reading

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[U.S.] “People aren’t paying their credit cards… ‘economic clouds are darkening'”

“Rejection rates for credit-card applicants came in at 20.8% in the October survey, up from 14.4% a year ago, while the rejection rate for credit-limit increases ticked up to 31.7%, compared with 24.9% a year ago. Meanwhile, the proportion of … Continue reading

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