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How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch A ruling in late October against a little known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month, is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy watchers in Europe who …

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Half a million Android users tricked into downloading malware from Google Play – TechCrunch

Half a million Android users tricked into downloading malware from Google Play – TechCrunch More than half-a-million users have installed Android malware posing as driving games — from Google’s own app store. Lukas Stefanko, a security researcher at ESET, tweeted details of 13 gaming apps — made by the same developer …

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Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us  – TechCrunch

Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us  – TechCrunch Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance, linking …

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SEC says tokens are securities – TechCrunch

SEC says tokens are securities – TechCrunch Crypto news got a little boost last week after a dark month of crashes, stablecoins, and birthdays. The SEC ruled that two ICO issuers, CarrierEQ Inc. and Paragon Coin Inc., were in fact selling securities instead of so-called utility tokens. “Both companies have …

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Office 365, Azure users are locked out after a global multi-factor authentication outage – TechCrunch

Office 365, Azure users are locked out after a global multi-factor authentication outage – TechCrunch Good morning! Except if you’re a hosted Microsoft customer who’s locked out of your account right now. Microsoft’s cloud-based multi-factor authentication services went down across the globe early Monday morning, preventing users who are required …

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Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards – TechCrunch

Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards – TechCrunch European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised full credit card details for a number of its customers, as well as personal information. Compromised data includes full name, billing address, email address, password, …

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BlackBerry is buying Cylance for $1.4 billion to continue its push into cybersecurity – TechCrunch

BlackBerry is buying Cylance for $1.4 billion to continue its push into cybersecurity – TechCrunch BlackBerry was best known for keyboard-totting smartphones, but their demise in recent years has seen the Canadia firm pivot towards enterprise services and in particular cybersecurity. That strategy takes a big step further forward today …

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