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Wireless Carriers Caught Playing Fast and Loose With Location Data

2019-02-08 18:28:18| TechNewsWorld

AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have sold access to subscribers' real-time location data to aggregators, which in turn have sold it to about 250 bounty hunters and related businesses, according to a report. In some cases, the data allowed users to track individuals to their specific locations inside a building. Some companies made thousands of location requests to data brokers.

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Linux Task Apps: Plenty of Goodies in These Oldies

2019-02-07 21:45:03| TechNewsWorld

If you need a task manager application to run on your Linux operating system, tap into a software category filled with options that go far beyond the to-do list app you have stuffed into your smartphone. Keeping up to date with multiple daily activity calendars, tons of information, and never-ending must-do lists can become a never-ending challenge.

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E-Ticketing Flaw Exposes Airline Passenger Data to Hackers

2019-02-07 20:21:06| TechNewsWorld

The e-ticketing systems of eight airlines, including Southwest Airlines and Dutch carrier KLM, have a vulnerability that can expose passengers' personal data, mobile security vendor Wandera has reported. They use unencrypted links that hackers can intercept easily. The hackers then can view and, in some cases, even change the victim's flight booking details, or print their boarding passes.

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