Personal information of roughly 46,000 veterans exposed in VA hack

Personal information of roughly 46,000 veterans exposed in VA hack

(CNN)The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that roughly 46,000 veterans had their personal information, including Social Security numbers, exposed in a data breach in which "unauthorized users" gained access to an online application used for making health care payments.

Teacher Spying on Student During Virtual Class Sends Cops to Search 11-Year-Old's Home After Spotting a BB Gun

Teacher Spying on Student During Virtual Class Sends Cops to Search 11-Year-Old's Home After Spotting a BB Gun

The boy’s mother, Courtney Lancaster Sperry, a Navy veteran, is warning other parents about a lack of privacy during virtual classes after her son was targeted by a teacher who saw what she thought was a scary-looking gun hanging on the wall of the boy’s bedroom.

Hacker group targeted law firms, released veterans’ stolen data related to PTSD claims

Hacker group targeted law firms, released veterans’ stolen data related to PTSD claims

Hackers have gained access to sensitive data from at least five law firms in the past four months, releasing stolen data that includes pain diary entries from veterans’ personal injury cases, Emsisoft, a cybersecurity and anti-malware company, told Military Times.

Veterans Affairs To Share Veterans’ Health Information Without Consent

Veterans Affairs To Share Veterans’ Health Information Without Consent

Thanks to the VA MISSION Act, VA will now automatically enroll, or opt-in, all veterans into a health information sharing system with numerous government agencies and private organizations after September 30, 2019, unless you object in writing on a paper form.

Smoking, depression apps sell your data to Google and Facebook, study finds

Smoking, depression apps sell your data to Google and Facebook, study finds

For example, Torous said, mental health apps developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs clearly say that user data isn’t transmitted elsewhere. “Certainly if you’re sharing a lot of information about your mental health, and the app is not actually helping you, why put yourself at risk?” Torous said.

Cambridge Analytica Secrets Allegedly Covered Up by Trump Campaign Veterans

Cambridge Analytica Secrets Allegedly Covered Up by Trump Campaign Veterans

“It's about searching for the answers and triggering accountability.”— David Carroll Carroll’s team hope the High Court judge will fire the administrator and pass the case to government receivers who would then appoint a new administrator willing to investigate legal breaches at Cambridge Analytica and five other interrelated companies.

Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

On Tuesday, Facebook acknowledged that it had hired three veteran privacy law activists, including Nate Cardozo , an attorney formerly of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has been very publicly critical of the company in recent years.

Exclusive: Amazon says 100 million Alexa devices have been sold

Exclusive: Amazon says 100 million Alexa devices have been sold

Limp, a veteran of Amazon who started out building the Kindle, doesn’t seem to think so — or at least, he believes that it will play out differently from platform wars of the past.