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Report: California gun data breach was unintentional

Dec. 01, 2022 17:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Department of Justice mistakenly posted the names, addresses and birthdays of nearly 200,000 gun owners on the internet because officials didn't follow policies or understand how to operate their website, according to an investigation released Wednesday. ...

Fidelity Charitable launches NFT raffle amid crypto downturn

Nov. 28, 2022 15:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fidelity Charitable is getting into NFTs, the digital images that are registered on the blockchain, despite a torrent of bad news from the adjacent world of cryptocurrencies. The nation's largest grantmaker is sponsoring a raffle that ends Tuesday, where...

Senators to FTC: Probe Twitter security, take needed action

Nov. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reacting to the tumult and mass layoffs at Twitter under its new owner Elon Musk, a group of Democratic senators on Thursday asked federal regulators to investigate any possible violations by the platform of consumer-protection laws or of its data-security commitments. ...

Musk warns Twitter's survival is at stake as staff quits

Nov. 10, 2022 20:24 PM EST

Elon Musk warned Twitter employees Thursday to brace for “difficult times ahead” that might end with the collapse of the social media platform if they can't find new ways of making money. Workers who survived last week's mass layoffs are facing harsher work conditions and growing...

War 'wake-up call' spurs EU to boost cyber, army mobility

Nov. 10, 2022 11:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday unveiled new proposals to help its armies move faster in times of conflict and to boost cyber security, saying that Russia’s war on Ukraine is a wake-up call to bolster Europe’s defenses. “I think it’s a wake-up call for all of...