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Here’s how much your stolen personal data is worth on the dark web

Data breaches have become common, and billions of records are stolen worldwide every year. Most of the media coverage of data breaches tends to focus on how the breach happened, how many records were stolen and the financial and legal impact of the incident for organizations and individuals affected by the breach. But what happens...

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California’s DMV taking Tesla to task over misleading ‘self-driving’ claims

Tesla is under review by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to establish whether the company is using misleading advertising regarding its Full Self-Driving package, the agency told the Los Angeles Times. State regulation prohibits advertising vehicles for sale or lease as autonomous, if they can’t comply with the regulatory definition, the DMV said. ...

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WhatsApp has 7 days to respond to India’s privacy policy complaint

India has written a letter to WhatsApp asking it to withdraw its newly rolled out privacy policy. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has noted that this new policy violates several laws and rules. MEITY has given WhatsApp seven days to respond to this notice with a deadline of 25 May. It added that...

Help Wanted: Nuclear Weapons Courier, Serious Inquiries Only
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Help Wanted: Nuclear Weapons Courier, Serious Inquiries Only

File photo of NNSA and DTRA workers transporting three irradiators from Mexico to a U.S. military base on July 23, 2015.Photo: DVIDS/Defense Threat Reduction Agency Have you ever wanted to guard nuclear weapons as they crisscross the United States? Well, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has a job opening for precisely that....

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PhonePe in talks to acquire Indian app store Indus OS

Walmart-backed Indian payments services firm PhonePe is in advanced stages of talks to acquire Samsung-backed Indus OS, a startup that operates an eponymous third-party Android app store, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The deal values Noida-headquartered Indus OS at $60 million, the source said, requesting anonymity as the matter is private. The...

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Madrid is shutting down its controversial low emission zone for good

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Madrid’s controversial low-emissions zone (LEZ), Madrid Central,...