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Target Breach Included Theft of Encrypted PIN Data

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December 27, 2013
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Target confirmed PIN data was stolen during the retailer's security breach, but representatives say the data remained encrypted and safe.


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U.S. Senate Hearing Focused on Protecting Consumer Data

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TheStreet (Mar. 26, 2014) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on Wednesday. The group is focusing on the best ways to improve the protection of consumer data. There has been a rise of data breaches including a high-profile breach at Target and less-reported breaches at companies like Neiman Marcus and Snapchat. This hearing examined the risks these recent data breaches pose for consumers, along with the current lack of federal data security protections. Video provided by TheStreet
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Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes

Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes

FORA.tv (Oct. 2, 2013) — Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes Social Data Week - Mandarin Oriental New York As social data becomes more readily available, it's incumbent upon end users and researchers to invest heavily in understanding the utility of that data. At a high level, this means assessing the quality and unique aspects of different sources of social data. It also means that we need to separate the signal from the noise and focus on the underlying social mechanisms that produce the data in order to insure that we're using it intelligently. In my presentation, I'll discuss the work of the Ecosystem Measurement team at FB, share some results and make a general call for more research linking social data to social outcomes.
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Yahoo! Mail Gets Hacked Months After Target Data Breach

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