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Third Party Leak Exposes Info on 123 Million US Households

A massive and potentially damaging data leak has exposed sensitive and detailed consumer profiles on nearly every American household, the security firm UpGuard Security said on Tuesday. 

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Inside the Equifax Hack, Facebook’s Problem with Authoritarianism & ASPertise harnesses Asperger’s Syndrome

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | https://www.securityledger.com/subscribeIn-brief: In this week’s podcast, Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts talks with noted security researcher Robert “RSnake” Hansen about the data breach at Equifax and why the company’s response to it was so lacking. Also: Chris Sumner of the Online Privacy Foundation talks about why Facebook is a killer app for information operations and we talk to the president of ASPertise: a consulting firm by and of professionals with Aspergers and Autism spectrum disorders.

IBM Launches Watson Internet of Things Consulting Practice

In-brief: IBM unveiled IoT focused consulting services to encourage use of its Watson IoT platform. The company is targeting industries including automotive, insurance, retail and electronics. 

HPE launches converged systems for Internet of things deployments | ZDNet

In-brief:Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a converged offering targeted at the Internet of Things, combining data analytics with data capture from multiple end points. 

NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Biomedical Devices

In-brief: The National Security Agency is looking into how devices connected to the Internet of Things – including biomedical devices- might be used for surveillance, according to NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett.