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Virgin Media breach disclosed details about adult content and gambling habits

British telecom provider Virgin Media experienced a data breach that allowed unauthorized access to highly personal information about hundreds of customers. “We recently became aware that one of our marketing databases was incorrectly configured which allowed unauthorized access,” Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media said in a statement. “We immediately solved the issue by shutting […]

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The Technology 202: Facebook and YouTube content pushing steroids raises more platform policing questions

Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post) Ctrl + N Drug dealers are using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to push steroids, raising new concerns about Silicon Valley’s content moderation investments as the tech industry faces increasing pressure in Washington.  Steroids and other performance […]