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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft will pay a fine of $20 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally collected and retained the data of children who signed up to use its Xbox video game console.
Montana became the first state in the U.S. to enact a complete ban on TikTok on Wednesday when Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a measure that's more sweeping than any other state's attempts to curtail the social media app, which is owned by a Chinese tech company. But legal challenges are likely.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Arvind Krishna is not taking his foot off the CEO pedal when it comes to acquisitions. […]
Twitter's early efforts at securing direct messages with encryption appear to be riddled with caveats, flaws and risks that may endanger users, the experts said after the company rolled out its initial release.
Apple has introduced security keys as an additional step to help users protect their Apple ID accounts. Here's why this alternative authentication method is the most secure method available and what you need to do to set it up.
Good news for all the password-haters out there: Google has taken a big step toward making them an afterthought by adding “passkeys” as a more straightforward and secure way to log into its services. Here's what you need to know.
Apple and Google today jointly submitted a proposed industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth item trackers for unwanted tracking of individuals. Here are the details.
Thursday morning at CED's Venture Connect started off with the Cyber/Secure Tech session. Cybersecurity is a booming market, with $300+ billion spent annually. But there are many open positions in the industry and management of security issues has remained a challenge for many companies. Can these startups help?
TikTok is watching the clock as a potential nationwide ban looms. Wednesday marks the deadline for all government personnel to remove the app from their devices, a big step toward what lawmakers say is a new focus on cybersecurity and countering China.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill knew there was a problem on Jan. 30, but it took about a month to notify the people impacted.
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The Biden Administration also intends to work with Congress on legislation that would impose legal liability on software makers whose products fail to meet basic cybersecurity safeguards, officials said.
Twitter Blue - paying - subscribers will be the platform's only users able to use text messages as a two-factor authentication method.
Despite recent high-profile tech industry layoffs, demand for cybersecurity professionals remains high, according to the latest data from CyberSeek. Check out this report.
A cyberattack caused a nearly daylong outage of the nation's new 988 mental health helpline late last year, federal officials told The Associated Press Friday. Lawmakers are now calling for the federal agency that oversees the program to prevent future attacks.
A record $3.8 billion worth of cryptocurrency was stolen from various services last year, with much of those thefts driven by North Korean-linked hackers, according to a report from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis.
The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other U.S. officials announced Thursday.
Email addresses linked to more than 200 million Twitter profiles are currently circulating on underground hacker forums, security experts say. The apparent data leak could expose the real-life identities of anonymous Twitter users and make it easier for criminals to hijack Twitter accounts, the experts warned, or even victims' accounts on other websites.
RSA security is about as good as it gets to securing data. But a quantum computer might be able to crack the sophisticated crypto-based system, say Chinese researchers. How serious is the threat?
TikTok is an addictive drug China's government is providing to Americans, says the incoming chairman of a new House select committee on China.
We asked 1,000 Americans about their digital habits and how they manage digital clutter and found that a majority of respondents (62%) feel stress or anxiety due to the sheer number of digital files they have. Cyber hoarding can also manifest in slower internet speeds and increased cybersecurity risks.
They're responsible for keeping and protecting your most important records, but Thursday, a company that works with local governments across North Carolina has been paralyzed by a cyber attack with no end in sight.
North Carolina, the nation’s ninth largest state in terms of population, is hitting below its weight in a new study about cyber paranoia and personal privacy. Maybe that’s good news?
Nowadays, we do many things online, such as watching movies, playing games, and more. So, it is more important than ever to keep your activities private and your information safe and a reliable virtual private network or VPN can be beneficial in this situation.
TikTok has been banned from electronic devices managed by the US House of Representatives, according to an internal notice sent to House staff.