Facebook Study Said to Help Target Insecure Australian Children for Advertising

Facebook has reportedly monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms in a secret study to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their most vulnerable moments. Leaked internal documents obtained by The Australian outline how the social network can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost” by … Read more

Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election

That malware is designed to examine and control whatever system it infects. It can also secretly download additional malicious files and evade detection from antivirus products. Volexity is blaming the attack on the Cozy Bear group partly because of the malware used; it contains coding that’s been found in other hacking techniques tied to the … Read more

Couple recreates wedding with Target photo shoot

Photo: Callie Lindsey This West Virginia couple commemorated their one year anniversary with a photo shoot at their Morgantown Target store. A couple’s love affair with Target inspired a memorable photo shoot at a West Virginia store last month. Corey and Lauren Rexroad celebrated their 1-year anniversary by recreating their wedding day photos at their … Read more

Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

Marketing companies are targeting children on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an “unfair and deceptive” business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The companies, including Disney’s Maker Studios and DreamWorks’ AwesomenessTV, use popular “influencers” on YouTube to pitch products, aimed at children worldwide, with videos … Read more

Yahoo Hack Proves Passwords Aren’t The Only Target

The Yahoo logo is shown at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California April 16, 2013. The company will release its quarterly results on Tuesday. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS) Now, savvy hackers have shifted gears towards more permanent information. Social Security numbers and NHS numbers are the Holy Grail of consumer data, of … Read more