NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in the Russian Federation and has left the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, RT reports.
When a former employee of the US Securities and Exchange Commission left the organization for a job with another federal agency, he "inadvertently and unknowingly" took with him sensitive personal data of SEC employees and transferred it on the computer system of his new employer, The Hill reports.
The Ubuntu Forums are still down following this weekend's breach claimed by a hacker that goes by the online handle "Sputn1k_", and there is no news on when they will be back online.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the first report detailing the 131 data breaches reported to her office in 2012, showing that 2.5 million Californians had personal information put at risk through an electronic data breach.
Last Friday, Facebook tried to make its latest disclosure of an information-leaking bug as low-key as possible, but luckily there were researchers who actually analyzed the bug and the type of information it leaked before it was fixed.
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