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Apr
20

Have you ever googled a gift only to have the future recipient see it later advertised on your web-browser? Chances are your covert efforts fell victim to third-party cookies – or bits of data that your computer receives when browsing websites, that are then stored on your web-browser to track your online activity. These “tracking

Apr
19

This blog addresses Massachusetts’ shift away from the “all or nothing” approach taken by many states to address law enforcement’s facial recognition technology use. In Massachusetts, law enforcement agencies have been utilizing official and unofficial databases to conduct facial recognition searches largely without any legal controls or regulation. For example, police have been using the

Apr
17

Many readers have likely heard of the recent SolarWinds data breach dominating cyber headlines over the past couple months. The SolarWinds hack went viral because company was deeply involved with American government agencies, including intelligence organizations. While federal investigators suspect Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service for the attack, a more recent and comparably unique hack took

Apr
01

Among the many cryptocurrencies vying for mainstream adoption by banks, the XRP token backing the Ripple payment protocol led the competition, until recently.  Unlike many other cryptocurrencies, XRP is not intended to function primarily as a currency, although it can and does trade like any other cryptocurrency.  Instead, it is the medium of exchange underlying

Apr
01

Last December Russian-linked hackers breached software vendor SolarWinds. Through deploying a malware-laced update to SolarWinds’ Orion software, the hackers were able to infiltrate multiple government agencies, government networks and U.S.-based companies. The Orion software is commonly used by large organizations to monitor and manage IT resources, including servers, workstations, mobile devices, and internet of things

Mar
10

The longstanding slogan of ADT security company, “Always There” takes on new meaning, as former ADT employee, Telesforo Aviles, has pleaded guilty to accessing the home security feeds of over 200 customers for sexual gratification. Aviles, who was a technician for ADT, took advantage of a company policy that allowed employees to add their emails

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