TechCrunch: California to close data breach notification loopholes under new law

California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do even better. The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new bill Thursday that aims to close loopholes in its existing…

TechCrunch: ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks

In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user data from several major websites —…

TechCrunch: Marriott now lets you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack

Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has put in place “a mechanism to enable guests to look up individual passport numbers to…

Mashable: Facebook bug gave developers access to photos you never meant to share

It's a Facebook bug's life.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2018-12-14 17:14:03 UTC It’s a Friday, people, which means there’s more bad news from Facebook. Facebook disclosed a data breach on Friday that affected 6.8 million users. The…

TechCrunch: Marriott’s poor data breach response is putting victims at risk of phishing

Last Thursday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott…