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Source: Washington Post

Google to overhaul privacy rules after discovering exposure of user data

09-Oct-2018

Google kept quiet for more than six months after its discovery of a bug that put at risk the personal data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, the company said Monday, a delay that could spark a new round of regulatory scrutiny.

Google discovered and made its decisions on handling the Google+ security bug in March, the same month that Silicon Valley rival Facebook was facing massive scrutiny over its role in allowing people affiliated with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to collect data on 87 million users.

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Source: CBS News

Unreported Google data exposure affects hundreds of thousands: report

09-Oct-2018

A vulnerability in the Google+ social network exposed the personal data of "hundreds of thousands" of people using the site between 2015 and March 2018, according to a report Monday by the Wall Street Journal.

Google said it found the bug as part of an internal review called Project Strobe, an audit started earlier this year that examines access to user data from Google accounts by third-party software developers.

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Source: CBS News

Google Plus shutting down after security glitch exposes up to 500,000 users' data

09-Oct-2018

Google is closing its troubled Google Plus social network following the discovery of a software glitch this past spring that may have exposed user information of up to 500,000 customers between 20015 and 2018, the company said Monday.

Ben Smith, Google's vice president of engineering, confirmed in a blog post the company had detected a "bug" in March that impacted the profiles of as many as 500,000 Google Plus users.

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Source: Common Domain

Why Oct. 9 lives in stock-market infamy

Wednesday 04:15 GMT

That’s because not just one, but two, major market turning points took place on this day: Oct. 9, 2007, the top of the bull market that preceded the financial crisis, and Oct. 9, 2002, the bottom of the bear market precipitated by the bursting of the Internet bubble.

The first reason to breathe more easily: If indeed the major trend is already shifting from bull to bear, the exact day of the top will be Oct. 3 in the case of the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.15%   and Sept. 20 in the case of the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.04% Oct. 9, 2018, therefore would not assume any special significance in the history books.

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Source: Common Domain

CMO Today: Google+ User Data Exposed; Facebook Launches Portal Device; WPP Loses Ford Creative Duties

Wednesday 14:32 GMT

Creative work for Ford accounted for 1% to 1.5% of revenue at WPP, while overall duties for Ford comprised 5% of revenue, analysts at Kepler Group LLC said in a note last month.

Earlier Monday, The Wall Street Journal’s Douglas MacMillan and Robert McMillan reported that Google had exposed the private data of nearly 500,000 users of Google+ between 2015 and March 2018 and decided not to tell users.

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Source: Common Domain

Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network and then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears that doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny and cause reputational damage, according to people briefed on the incident and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The snafu threatens to give Google a black eye on privacy after public assurances that it was less susceptible to data gaffes like those that have befallen Facebook.

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Source: CBS News

Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Following weeks of contentious debate over sexual assault allegations, Tuesday marked Brett Kavanaugh's first full day as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation, the Associated Press reports.

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Source: Common Domain

Many Pensions and Endowments Are Exposed to Hurricane Michael

Thursday 11:46 GMT

Pension funds, endowments, wealthy families and other large investors could be on the hook for a portion of damages caused by Hurricane Michael, particularly if the storm intensifies.

The insurance industry is less on edge ahead of Michael than it was in September 2017, when Hurricane Irma looked like it could make landfall near Miami. If Michael makes landfall as a Category 3 storm, it could affect about 57,000 homes in the Florida Gulf Coast with a total reconstruction value of about $13.4 billion, according to analytics firm CoreLogic .

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Source: Common Domain

Countries Face Rising Exposure to Money Laundering, Basel Report Finds

Thursday 21:51 GMT

More countries are showing heightened risks of exposure to money laundering, according to an annual ranking of countries assessing their money-laundering risk.

The Basel Institute on Governance, which released the seventh edition of its Basel AML Index on Tuesday, said 83 countries, or about two-thirds of those in the index, have a risk score above 5.0 and are therefore classified as having a significant risk of money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Strengthens Controls on Nuclear Technology Exports to China

Saturday 01:30 GMT

U.S. officials Thursday imposed new restrictions on nuclear exports to China after concluding that Beijing was seeking to illicitly acquire the technology to bolster its military and to undermine U.S. industry.

The new rules, which take effect immediately, include a presumption of denial for the export of nuclear goods to China’s largest nuclear power company, the state-backed China General Nuclear Power Co., or CGN, officials said.

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Source: CBS News

China trade surplus with U.S. reaches record $34.1 billion

Saturday 11:45 GMT

China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war.

September marked the second straight record Chinese monthly trade surplus with the United States after August's $31 billion. Export numbers have been buoyed by producers rushing to fill orders before American tariffs rose, but they also benefit from "robust U.S. demand" and a weaker Chinese currency, which makes their goods cheaper abroad, said Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics in a report.


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