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Julia from Sykes, after Spotify asked for permission to see her photos… (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Advertising Week)

Did You Just Give Spotify Permission To Invade Your Privacy?

Personally, I’m excited at the thought of them seeing some of my photos — my selfies are the bomb. I could understand if you’re not comfortable with this invasion of privacy though.

08/20/2015

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Ashley Madison Hack: What Do We Really Know?

If actual user data from Ashley Madison mirrors the allegedly stolen data that was posted on the Internet this week, then some Chicagoans might have cause for concern.

08/19/2015

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Feds Arrest 5 For Hacking Scheme Tied To Boeing, Caterpillar

Two Illinois companies were targeted by a brazen insider trading ring. Federal authorities broke up a ring that used hackers to steal corporate press announcement from Chicago-based Boeing, Peoria-based Caterpillar, and several other companies, and then profit from that information before it became public.

08/11/2015

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Hackers Stole Data On Every Federal Worker: Union

A federal employee union says hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, charging that the cyberattack on federal employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged.

06/11/2015

Hackers posted the name and photo of an alleged rape victim on a student group website, in apparent retaliation for a list of men accused of "gender-based violence."

University Of Chicago Students Protest Rape Threat From Hackers

Sexual assault victims on the University of Chicago campus staged a protest Wednesday night, saying they were victimized again by anonymous hackers who made threats against their safety.

09/25/2014

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Cyber-Crime Becoming Top Priority For Federal Law Enforcement

In his original report, Brad Edwards goes one-on-one with the region’s top cyber cop and exposes the risks you may not even realize you face.

02/18/2014

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Target: 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards Affected By Data Breach

Target has warned customers as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts might have been exposed to identity theft, due to a data breach that began at the start of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

12/19/2013

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Investigators: Hackers Didn’t Cause Springfield Water Pump Failure

A federal probe finds no evidence that foreign hackers infiltrated computers controlling a downstate water plant.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011