Internet

Facebook blocks medical data shared by apps

Facebook has started blocking sensitive health information that third-party apps had been sharing with the social network in violation of its own rules, said New York officials who investigated the situation.

Automotive

Kia and Hyundai recovering from days-long network outages

Kia Motors America says it's restoring services crippled by a computer network outage that began Saturday and which apparently affected dealers' ability to order vehicles and parts and knocked offline a smartphone app that ...

Software

New tool detects unsafe security practices in Android apps

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have shown for the first time that it is possible to analyze how thousands of Android apps use cryptography without needing to have the apps' actual codes. The team's new tool, ...

Software

New method enables automated protections for sensitive data

Just as people need to protect their sensitive data, such as social security numbers, manufacturing companies need to protect their sensitive corporate data. There are currently fewer protections for proprietary manufacturing ...

Security

Crowdsourcing challenge to de-identify public safety data sets

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a crowdsourcing challenge to spur new methods to ensure that important public safety data sets can be de-identified to protect ...

Security

Popular messenger services are extremely insecure

Researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of W├╝rzburg show that popular mobile messengers expose personal data via discovery services that allow users to find contacts based on phone numbers ...

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