Equifax’s total bill for leaking 145.5 million US records to date: $87.5 millionOn November 13, 2017 by Ilene
That’s according to this month’s shareholder filings; the company estimates the total bill at $166 million more, plus class action damages.
Equifax’s nation-destroying data-breach was subsequently revealed to be just the latest in a series of unbelievably careless IT blunders, and it eventually cost the company CEO his job; now his replacement has told Congress that he’s not really sure if the company has finally started encrypting the detailed, compromising, sensitive data they nonconsensually harvest from […]
Lovesense — the company that made the Bluetooth-enabled vibrating buttplugs that could be detected and hacked remotely and settled a class-lawsuit over collecting vibrator users’ personal information for $3.75M — has told users of its Lovesense Remote vibrator app not to worry about the “minor bug” that causes it to record the audio of their […]
Al Franken’s speech on big tech and its surveillance, influence, opacity and high-handedness sometimes lacked coherence (you can’t call for “Net Neutrality principles” for Amazon, Google, and Facebook and ask them to police bad speech, propaganda, etc), but the important thing is where he gave that speech.
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