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New York State Data Breaches in 2013 Hit 7.3 Million People, Highest to Date

New York State Data Breaches in 2013 Hit 7.3 Million People, Highest to Date

TheStreet (July 15, 2014) 2013 was a record year for data breaches in New York, at least according to a report from the New York State Attorney General's office. Public and private institutions in New York experienced more than 900 breaches and more than seven million New Yorkers had their personal information exposed. Threats in 2013 were led by the high profile hacks at Target, where 40 million credit and debit card numbers and 70 million home addresses were stolen nationwide. Database intrusions at LivingSocial and Neiman Marcus followed. The report concludes that organizations in New York State, including businesses, lost nearly $1.4 billion from cyber attacks in 2013 alone. TheStreet's Julia Sun reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Chinese Hackers Target U.S. Data, But Who's Hacking Who?

Chinese Hackers Target U.S. Data, But Who's Hacking Who?

Newsy (July 10, 2014) A New York Times report says Chinese hackers accessed databases in the Office of Personnel Management, where sensitive employee data is stored. Video provided by Newsy
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Report: 90% Of NSA Data Isn’t From Intended Targets

Report: 90% Of NSA Data Isn’t From Intended Targets

Newsy (July 6, 2014) Nine out of every 10 records in a sample of NSA surveillance data came from unrelated account holders — many of which were U.S. citizens. Video provided by Newsy
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Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

TheStreet (July 2, 2014) Facebook reportedly manipulated the timeline feeds of nearly 700,000 users in 2012 to study how different emotional expressions change users' behavior. Facebook and its research partners concluded that if a user sees a lot of negative feeds, this user is more likely to post a negative status update. The psychological experiment was carried out without users' consent. UK data regulators are investigating whether Facebook violated data protection laws. Dr. Suzy Moat, Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick Business School joins Julia Sun to discuss the experiment. Video provided by TheStreet
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