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  1. Securities And Exchange Commission Finally Discloses 1-Year-Old Hack

    09.22 / 02:53 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says it found out last year that it got hacked — and we're only just now hearing about it.The hack targeted the SEC's Edgar system, which stores and distributes more that 1.7 million corporate filings to the agency each year. In 2016, the agency found intruders entered the system using a vulnerability in its testing software.The SEC says the hackers didn't make off with any personal information. But they did get access to information b…
  2. Zuckerberg Announces Facebook's Plans To Combat Election Interference

    09.22 / 02:53 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch Video"I don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy. That's not what we stand for," Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday. After Facebook revealed Russia-linked political ads were spread improperly on its site, Zuckerberg laid out the company's nine-step plan to combat election interference — not just in the U.S., but around the world. The first two steps involved the ongoing investigations by both Facebook and the U.S. government into what happened d…
  3. Avril Lavigne Is 2017's 'Most Dangerous Celebrity'

    09.21 / 23:06 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoAvril Lavigne is this year's "Most Dangerous Celebrity," and it's not even because she wants to steal your boyfriend. According to cybersecurity firm McAfee, the pop-punk musician is dangerous to search for online. McAfee gives two possible reasons for this: the first is an internet conspiracy theory that claims Lavigne was replaced by an impostor. The second involves her upcoming new music. Search results for new — and free — music lead to higher risk ra…
  4. Clear Your Schedule: 'Will & Grace' Is Now On Hulu

    09.21 / 19:11 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoThe original series of "Will & Grace" is now available to stream for the first time.On Sept. 21, Hulu released all eight seasons, which aired from 1998 to 2006. And watching all 194 episodes before the Sept. 28 premiere of the series's revival on NBC is totally doable.We did the math: With an average of 22 minutes per episode, it would take just over 71 hours — or almost three days — to get all caught up.While streaming rival Netflix is focusing heavily on ori…
  5. Google Was Just Hit With Another Gender Discrimination Complaint

    09.15 / 03:09 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoA class-action complaint is adding to the mountain of discrimination accusations against Google.On Thursday, three ex-Google employees filed a complaint against the company. They argue Google routinely gives its female employees less pay and fewer promotions or advanced opportunities than their male counterparts.In response to the complaint, Google told USA Today it still needed to look over the suit but disagreed with the general allegations.This new…
  6. Equifax Was Warned To Fix System Flaws Months Ago

    09.14 / 23:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoEquifax says it knows what caused the data breach that put 143 million Americans' personal information at risk. And it looks like the company could have saved itself a lot of trouble if it just kept its systems updated.The company confirmed Thursday that hackers exploited weaknesses in software made by the open-source Apache Software Foundation; specifically, the Apache Struts web framework. But Apache says it's not at fault — it fixed the flaw …
  7. Sen. Al Franken Has A Couple Concerns About Apple's New Face ID

    09.14 / 23:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoApple unmasked its new Face ID feature on Tuesday. Since then, it's gotten a lot of attention.And now Congress is getting involved: On Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken weighed in on the technology's potential risks.In an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Franken raised concerns about privacy, security and possible biases based on race, gender and age.In regard to privacy and security, Franken said that unlike traditional passwords, biometric data — like fingerprints a…
  8. The US Government Is Getting Rid Of Moscow-Based Kaspersky Products

    09.14 / 19:58 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoThe U.S. government is taking steps to remove Kaspersky Labs products from its computers.Kaspersky Labs is a Moscow-based company that specializes in anti-virus software. The FBI has reportedly been looking at whether the company has ties to Russia's government.The Department of Homeland Security ordered the software wipe due to security concerns. It cites certain Kaspersky officials' ties to Russian intelligence.It also cites a Russian law that allows…
  9. Why Trump Deemed A Business Deal A National Security Concern

    09.14 / 16:56 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoPresident Donald Trump just blocked a Chinese company from buying out a U.S. semiconductor manufacturer, citing national security concerns.But what would be so dangerous about that business deal? Let's start from the beginning.Lattice Semiconductor makes computer chips.These chips can be used in communications, computing and military settings. And the White House statement cites " the use of Lattice products" by the U.S. government.A Chinese-linked company called…