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Senators ask credit agencies why they don’t report FBI data requests

Sponsored Links Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Tech companies have long disclosed the number of national security letters (NSLs) they get from authorities, but the credit reporting agencies that often dictate your financial future have been silent — and Congress wants answers. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden and Rand Paul have sent letters to the …

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Security fails we’re kinda thankful for

As we gather ’round the fire warming our facepalm-weary hands, the blaze burning bright with the shreds of our privacy and security, it’s important to reflect on what we’re grateful for. Companies that did the infosec version of stepping on a rake, forcing them to secure us better. Idiots who tried to “hack” the FCC …

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FTC warns Equifax claimants will get ‘nowhere near’ $125 cash payout

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images When the FTC and other government agencies reached a settlement deal with Equifax over its massive data breach, people affected were offered as much as $125 in cash. Now, the FTC is encouraging claimants to choose the free credit monitoring option instead, because there’s absolutely no way everyone …

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Equifax reportedly close to $700 million data breach settlement

Sponsored Links SIPA USA/PA Images Remember that time Equifax had a data breach and leaked an incredible amount of information — addresses, social security numbers and even driver’s licenses — on more than 143 million people in the US alone? That was revealed nearly two years ago, and tonight media reports suggest the company is …

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