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Jordan Robertson

Jordan is a technology writer with Bloomberg News. He previously worked at The Associated Press.

Online advertising firm Epic Marketplace is accused by the FTC of spying on Internet users' browsing histories.

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Online advertising firm Epic Marketplace is accused by the FTC of spying on Internet users' browsing histories.

How Online Marketer Peered Into People’s Health Histories

There are few things as creepy in online marketing as digging into someone’s health history, without their knowledge, to advertise to them. Yet that’s precisely what New York-based Epic Marketplace is accused of doing. According to the online advertising company’s...

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Medical devices such as mammography machines can be vulnerable to hacking attacks.

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Medical devices such as mammography machines can be vulnerable to hacking attacks.

Many Doctors Don’t Secure Medical Devices From Hackers, Study Finds

Your doctor’s office likely doesn’t have any digital security for its mammography machines, heart pumps and other devices that are vulnerable to hacking, according to a new study. In a survey of 80 health care organizations in the U.S., the...

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What began as a jocular exchange over the company's name became a serious etymological discussion.

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What began as a jocular exchange over the company's name became a serious etymological discussion.

Lost in Translation: Former McAfee CEO’s Debate Over Company Name

When Dave DeWalt was doing a world tour in 2007 after he was named CEO of antivirus vendor McAfee, he got into a debate in northern Europe that he wasn’t expecting. A television interviewer challenged him on the pronunciation of...

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Experian, the credit-reporting giant, is being probed by Irish authorities after a series of data breaches.

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Experian, the credit-reporting giant, is being probed by Irish authorities after a series of data breaches.

Experian U.S. Data Breaches Prompt Investigation by Irish Regulators

Experian Plc, the credit-reporting giant with financial information on more than 740 million consumers, is being investigated by Irish regulators in the wake of a series of breaches of the company’s databases. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, which...

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Medical identity theft affected an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., according to the Ponemon Institute.

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Medical identity theft affected an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., according to the Ponemon Institute.

How Medical Identity Theft Can Give You a Decade of Headaches

Arnold Salinas knows a lot about the person who stole his identity. He’s 5-foot-9, 190 pounds. He pays for pizzas with forged checks, defaulted on a $17,000 car loan and has traveled the country, racking up speeding tickets and thousands...

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The vote-by-e-mail idea came about as a result of the destruction leveled on New Jersey by Hurricane Sandy.

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The vote-by-e-mail idea came about as a result of the destruction leveled on New Jersey by Hurricane Sandy.

New Jersey Election Official Uses Hotmail to Collect Voter Ballots

As if voting by e-mail weren’t insecure enough, an election official in New Jersey has now instructed citizens who can’t get their ballots through to swamped government e-mail servers to send them instead to his personal Hotmail account, according to BuzzFeed. You...

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The FBI informed Coca-Cola that sensitive deal information had been taken from the computer account of Paul Etchells.

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The FBI informed Coca-Cola that sensitive deal information had been taken from the computer account of Paul Etchells.

How a Coca-Cola Exec Fell for a Hacker’s E-mail Trick

In the annals of what-was-I-thinking moments in computer security, this has to be one of the most gobsmacking. According to a Bloomberg News investigation of a series of undisclosed corporate data breaches, Coca-Cola was deeply penetrated by hackers in 2009 in...

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Some of the most aggressive Android apps are programs purporting to be affiliated with popular franchises such as Facebook and Zynga, Bit9 found.

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Some of the most aggressive Android apps are programs purporting to be affiliated with popular franchises such as Facebook and Zynga, Bit9 found.

100,000 Android Apps Collect Too Much Data, Security Firm Finds

That Angry Birds wallpaper app you’ve downloaded is doing more than decorating your smartphone screen — in the background, it’s also accessing your device’s GPS data, which tracks your location. As unseemly as that sounds, it’s not uncommon. Security firm...

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Security firm Imperva found social media sites were a hot topic in hacker forums, including the sale of Facebook "likes."

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Security firm Imperva found social media sites were a hot topic in hacker forums, including the sale of Facebook "likes."

With Friends Like These: Hacker Forums Focus on Facebook, Twitter

What do hackers talk about when they think nobody’s listening? According to a new analysis of 18 hacker forums from around the world, the answer often is: your Facebook and Twitter accounts. An examination of popular hacker chat rooms by...

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Hackers are attacking businesses, such as banks and auto dealers, that rely on reporting agencies for background credit checks.

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Hackers are attacking businesses, such as banks and auto dealers, that rely on reporting agencies for background credit checks.

Experian Customers Unsafe as Hackers Steal Credit Report Data

When hackers broke into computers at Abilene Telco Federal Credit Union last year, they gained access to sensitive financial information on people from far beyond the bank’s home in west-central Texas. The cyberthieves broke into an employee’s computer in September...

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