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Over the weekend, the government announced that amendments would be made to the Privacy Act to bring it into line with the burgeoning role of social media and in light of a number of high-profile privacy breaches and data leaks.

With Facebook still trying to rebuild trust after the Cambridge Analytica affair and the more recent revelation that it stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text, the Attorney General said the Privacy Act would be strengthened with tougher penalties. Here's how that might affect users.

Shared from Gizmodo


Well, this isn't terribly surprising. According to the latest dispatch from Variety, the hackers who broke into HBO's servers and stole 1.5 terabytes of data, including at least one Game of Thrones script, also stole employee data. More specifically, the hackers made off with "thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents". That's bad.


This morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how any the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain. Our internet is frightfully fragile in the face of increasingly sophisticated hacks.