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2018

December

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  • Quora discloses data breach affecting 100 million users. Quora, a widely used question-and-answer website, announced that a “malicious third party” had compromised the account information of 100 million users. Names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were among the compromised information, Quora chief
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  • Is your holiday gift spying on you?. From baby monitors to drones, a new guide invites consumers to score products on a privacy scale that slides from "Not Creepy!" to "Super Creepy!" The guide is timely; as consumers

November

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  • Taking the initiative to protect one's privacy on social media was covered in our National Conference sessions (Chinese). 當今社會進入大數據時代,流動通訊發達,環顧左右,差不多人人都(手)機不離手,天天登入社交媒體平台,跟眾親友分享生活點滴,很多時卻忽略了私隱及資料保障的重要性。「消費者行動(Consumer Action)」十一月十四至十五日在芝加哥舉行的第九屆全國社區組織理財培訓大會上,有資訊科技人員提醒用戶應該提高警戒,設法掌控私隱外洩,不要隨便公開個人資料。早前遭發現讓劍橋分析公司非法取用五千萬用戶數據,其後又被發現第三方用家可進入不公開群組,從而蒐集組內成員個人資料的「臉書」,也有派員擔任大會講者,討論如何保護數據及提高消費者對數據的控制。
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  • Identity theft tax refund fraud amounted to $1.6 billion annually (Chinese). 網路犯罪分子一直把國稅局視為肥羊,該局統計,線上盜賊企圖於2016年盜用身分騙退稅至少122億元;儘管國稅局已警覺,擊退多數不法企圖,仍讓歹徒一年得手至少16億元。不過,好消息是2016年資料顯示,退稅盜竊數量已自2012年開始穩定減少。
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October

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  • A dark consensus about screens and kids. The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near
  • The Amazon selling machine. The e-commerce company has so much information about us that it’s become expert at shilling us things we didn’t even know we needed. No wonder its advertising business is booming.
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  • Yahoo to pay $50M, other costs for massive security breach. Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach
  • Lenders reveal their secret sauce to Credit Karma. While currently lenders are only sharing their process for approval of personal loans or credit cards, larger loans such as auto or mortgage could be the next step. Credit Karma explained that this revelation will
 

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