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<p>The CDC has identified a chemical of concern related to the vaping illness.</p><br /><p>On Friday, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration released new findings, reporting that vitamin E acetate appeared in a large portion of lung samples of people suffering from a vaping-related illness affecting 2,051 people.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Katie Moussouris speaks out on modern-day flaw finding and infosec jobs

Disclosure  Bug-bounty pioneer Katie Moussouris has urged companies to hire the necessary staff to handle vulnerability disclosures before diving headlong into handing out rewards.…

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Mobile app SDKs sport dodgy crypto defaults, set bad examples – updates available

It has been revealed that Adobe's Experience Platform mobile SDKs, used to create apps that interact with the company's cloud services, until recently contained sample configuration files that created insecure default settings.…

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Continuing the new normal of fixing things after major security breaches, Facebook has once again made it into the news.



Facebook Makes Changes To Groups API Following Privacy Breach on Latest Hacking News.

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This week Google has made a revelation for their users regarding a zero-day vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser under



Google Discloses Zero-Day Vulnerability In Chrome Browser Under Active Exploitation on Latest Hacking News.

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[Mark Bunker at the Portland event, 2013]

We’ve kept a pretty close watch over many of Scientology’s ‘Ideal Org’ opening ceremonies, but there’s one that will always have a special place in our hearts. That’s when Mark Bunker had such a wild day trying to film the Portland Ideal Org grand opening in May 2013, and [...]

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Mozilla, in partnership with Facebook, Cloudflare, and other IETF community members, has announced technical specifications for a new cryptographic protocol called "Delegated Credentials for TLS."

Delegated Credentials for TLS is a new simplified way to implement "short-lived" certificates without sacrificing the reliability of secure connections.

In short, the new TLS protocol extension aims
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 Scientology’s newest ‘Ideal Org’ opened on Saturday in Kansas City, and the next day, Sunday November 3, it had its first wedding, with Hubbardite rites and all the feels.

Now, it seems to us that the first Scientology wedding at the new Scientology cathedral is kind of a big deal, but Scientology itself hasn’t said anything [...]

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Microsoft seems a bit hazy on what 'disable' actually means

A security hole in Office for Mac can be exploited by miscreants to potentially run malicious code on victims' shiny computers without anyone noticing.…

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<p>The high-profile and tech-friendly Senator believes the deal will only make a big player bigger, and personal data even more unsafe.</p><br /><p>Tech-savvy Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, came out swinging against Google parent Alphabet&#x2019;s plan to acquire the health wearables and data company Fitbit. Alphabet may want Fitbit&#x2019;s technology to extend into the health wearables space.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Everis, one of the largest IT consulting companies in Spain, suffered a targeted ransomware attack on Monday, forcing the company to shut down all its computer systems until the issue gets resolved completely.

Ransomware is a computer virus that encrypts files on an infected system until a ransom is paid.

According to several local media, Everis informed its employees about the devastating
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Everis, one of the largest IT consulting companies in Spain, suffered a targeted ransomware attack on Monday, forcing the company to shut down all its computer systems until the issue gets resolved completely.

Ransomware is a computer virus that encrypts files on an infected system until a ransom is paid.

According to several local media, Everis informed its employees about the devastating
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[Miscavige and his accomplices]

It’s always interesting to see which local figures are so desperate for attention that they accept an invitation to give a speech at the local Scientology ‘Ideal Org’ grand opening and then pose with church leader David Miscavige.

It’s especially interesting to see who is willing to pose with the diminutive pope of [...]

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 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story: ‘Get the emails’: Revealed memos suggest Mueller probe failed America. Can Congress fix it?]

Over the weekend a slew of documents were made public as a result of a FOIA request by BuzzFeed and CNN to obtain unpublished Mueller investigation [...]

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Including Spanish camgirl sites spill info, domain registrars hacked

Roundup  Let's check out some of the more recent security happenings beyond what we've already covered.…

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[Brisbane ‘Last Samurai’ Ideal Org event]

How do you get Scientologists to come to fundraising parties when they know they’re going to be hounded for donations for new building projects? Themed costume parties continue to be a popular strategy, and we’ve seen them use everything from gangster and vampire films to Star Wars and yes, the [...]

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Disposable furniture flogger seeks data wranglers

Scandi furniture emporium Ikea is seeking privacy specialists to join its office in Malmö, Sweden.…

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Two grey hat hackers have pleaded guilty to blackmailing Uber, LinkedIn, and other U.S. corporations for money in exchange for promises to delete data of millions of customers they had stolen in late 2016.

In a San Jose courthouse in California on Wednesday, Brandon Charles Glover (26) of Florida and Vasile Mereacre (23) of Toronto admitted they accessed and downloaded confidential corporate
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[Alexander Vindman]

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story… White House Ukraine Expert Sought to Correct Transcript of Trump Call]

And now this impeachment has its own Nixon missing tape minutes moment.

Alexander Vindman, who was on the July 25 phone call, sought to correct the record of the [...]

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[Hanan and Rizza Islam in court]

So, there’s some good news and some bad news for Hanan Islam, the Scientologist who is accused of running a sophisticated $3.8 million fraud scheme out of a Scientology Narconon clinic in Compton and is facing trial next month.

On the one hand, she made bail this week, and considering that [...]

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Once again, a prominent technology firm has made a blunder with regard to users’ privacy. This time, Adobe inadvertently exposed



Adobe Leaked 7.5 Million Records Of Creative Cloud Users’ Data on Latest Hacking News.

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Earlier today I chatted briefly with Michael Smerconish on CNN. Unfortunately, there is no embed code for the video so you have to click HERE to watch it. It was a VERY short piece, not really enough time to explain such complex issues, but it is good to see national media paying some attention to […]
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We really needed to take a look before you published

The US government has gone back to court in a bid to get a summary judgement against whistleblower Edward Snowden and Macmillan – the publisher of his memoir, Permanent Record.…

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[Danny Masterson and David Miscavige]

We told you on Tuesday that court records reflect that “substitute service” was made on Scientology leader David Miscavige in a couple of lawsuits brought by his former steward, Valerie Haney, and four women who are suing Scientologist actor Danny Masterson, alleging that he violently raped them.

According to those documents, [...]

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Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story: Giuliani Associates Parnas And Fruman Plead Not Guilty, Raise Executive Privilege Concerns]

Recently indicted Parnas and Fruman are threatening to invoke privilege because they were (a) working for Giuliani on behalf of the president; and (b) had retained Giuliani as [...]

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The Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) by Trend Micro is a dedicated tool for fending off malware infections. However, like any other



Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found In Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) on Latest Hacking News.

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[Hanan Islam at the Oct 7 preliminary hearing, sketch by Mona S. Edwards]

Yesterday at Los Angeles Superior Court, four defendants were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to charges that they ran a sophisticated scheme at a Scientology Narconon rehab clinic, defrauding the Medi-Cal insurance program of almost $4 million.

Trial has been set to begin on [...]

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A team of German cybersecurity researchers has discovered a new cache poisoning attack against web caching systems that could be used by an attacker to force a targeted website into delivering error pages to most of its visitors instead of legitimate content or resources.

The issue affects reverse proxy cache systems like Varnish and some widely-used Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)
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Wikileaks founder said to be frail, labours to confirm name and date of birth

An emotional and clean-shaven Julian Assange has appeared in court to request more time and resources to prepare his defence against extradition to the US on espionage charges.…

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[Dave, still wearing the wedding ring.]

Last night, Scientology posted its photos from its 2019 IAS event that was held a week ago at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, England. The usual week-long delay occurred so that Scientologists in other parts of the world had a chance this weekend to see video of the event [...]

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Humankind had come a long way from the time when the Internet became mainstream. What started as a research project ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) funded by DARPA has grown exponentially and has single-handedly revolutionized human behavior.

When WWW (world wide web) came into existence, it was meant to share information over the Internet, from there part through natural