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Anatomy of a data breach: how common productivity tools exposed sensitive government data

The popular productivity tool Slack allows teams to collaborate, communicate and share information.  According to Slack's website, "everyone has a transparent view of all that's going on".  But when Slack is integrated with file management tools like Google Drive, sensitive data can be exposed. That's exactly what happened in a recent incident within the U.S. General Services Administration [...]

By |2017-11-18T15:32:40-05:00May 16th, 2016|data breach, data security, Google|0 Comments

Federal court agrees with FTC ruling that Amazon is liable for unauthorized in-app purchases

In an unsurprising ruling, a U.S. District Court agreed with the Federal Trade Commission that Amazon is liable for unauthorized in-app purchases, mostly by children.  The FTC estimated that more than 40% of these purchases were not authorized.  In-app purchases include game currency, game unlocks and other subscription items. At issue was Amazon's lack of sufficient [...]

By |2017-11-18T15:32:41-05:00April 29th, 2016|Amazon, Apple, FTC, Google|0 Comments