Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Google DoubleClick Network Hit With More Malvertising

    Researchers at Malwarebytes Labs have discovered another malvertising campaign, likely from the same group responsible for the recent attack on The Huffington Post and Zillow. An advertisement was used to deliver the Cryptowall ransomware via an ad built in Flash. ...Read the whole story

  • Consumers Concerned About IoT Data, Privacy

    Consumers were equally concerned with both hackers compromising the devices themselves and accessing company-collected data gleaned from those devices, says Tom Kerber, director of research for home controls and energy at Parks Associates. ...Read the whole story

  • SquareTrade Told To Revise Boasts Based On Web Reviews

    SquareTrade, which offers extended warranties on electronics, should stop boasting that its service is "Rated #1" by online reviewers, an arm of the Better Business Bureau said this week. The BBB's National Advertising Division said that SquareTrade can instead brag that its service is "highly" rated. That statement -- which doesn't compare SquareTrade's ratings to other companies' -- "more accurately reflect SquareTrade's high customer ratings by Amazon, Apple App Store, and Google," the NAD said. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon FiOS Latest Co. To Offer Custom TV Package

    Verizon FiOS is offering "Custom TV" -- another effort by traditional TV providers to move toward "a la carte" selling of TV channels, all in the wake of growing "cord-cutting" worries. Verizon will sell a smaller package of channels under Custom TV -- around 35 -- for $55 a month. ...Read the whole story

  • Netflix Vows To Avoid New Data-Cap Deals

    Netflix evidently is having second thoughts about its recent sponsored-data deal in Australia, which involves paying for streams of shows to be excluded from subscribers' data caps. In a Wednesday letter to shareholders, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells say the company won't enter into any other similar arrangements in the future. "Data caps inhibit Internet innovation and are bad for consumers," they write. ...Read the whole story

  • Web Users Seek To Revive Video Privacy Lawsuit Against Hulu

    Web users who unsuccessfully sued Hulu for allegedly violating a federal video privacy law are asking an appellate court to revive their lawsuit. The battle centers on allegations that Hulu violated the Video Privacy Protection Act by automatically transmitting the titles of videos users watched to Facebook via the "Like" button. ...Read the whole story

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WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands Of Sony Documents, Emails In Searchable Database

Whistleblower site WikiLeaks put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from the Sony Pictures hack into a searchable online archive in the latest setback for a company trying to get past the attack. There are ...More