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  1. Amazon on Wednesday confirmed that shareholders rejected proposals to prohibit sales of facial recognition technology to governments and study how it might threaten privacy or civil rights.

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  2. On May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into law for European Union countries, created to protect data relating to E.U. citizens, ensuring the right to know what is being stored, where and why. 

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  3. Researchers at Cambridge University have determined that attackers could use the built-in motion sensors in mobile devices to generate a unique device fingerprint.

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  4. Tens of very basic but Critical vulnerabilities were found in 10 South Korean ActiveX controls as part of a short research project, security researchers with Risk Based Security say. 

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  5. Microsoft-owned social media giant LinkedIn has once again put user data and privacy at risk by allowing a TLS certificate to expire.

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  6. The skimmer used in a recently discovered Magecart attack on a Magento-based e-commerce website was posing as a payment service provider via a rogue iframe, Malwarebytes reports.

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  7. One year after the entry into force of landmark EU rules to better protect personal data, nearly 145,000 complaints have been registered, an initial assessment revealed on Wednesday.

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  8. An analysis of 1,000 popular Docker containers revealed that nearly 20% of them have nulled root passwords, Kenna Security says. 

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  9. Researchers discovered that some programmable logic controllers (PLCs) made by Japanese electrical equipment maker Mitsubishi Electric are affected by a serious denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.

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  10. Hunters.AI, an Israel-based company specializing in autonomous threat hunting, on Wednesday emerged from stealth mode and announced that it raised $5.4 million in seed funding from YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital.

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  11. The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds.

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  12. A researcher has made public technical details, a video and proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for an unpatched local privilege escalation (LPE) vulnerability affecting Windows.

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  13. Google on Tuesday said that some passwords for its G Suite customers were stored in an unhashed format since 2005.

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  14. Mozilla this week released Firefox 67 to the stable channel with improved protection against tracking and with fingerprinting and crypto-mining protection capabilities. 

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  15. URLZone Morphs Into a Downloader for Ursnif

    Researchers have discovered a malware campaign targeting Japan and combining phishing, steganography, PowerShell, and the URLZone and Ursnif malwares.

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  16. Data center and cloud security company Guardicore on Tuesday announced that it has secured $60 million in Series C funding round. To date, the company has raised $110 million in funding.

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  17. A recently observed Satan ransomware variant has added exploits to its portfolio and is looking to compromise more machines by targeting additional vulnerabilities.

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  18. Cybersecurity of Major U.S. and European Political Parties Found Wanting

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  19. In an effort to to help security teams more easily investigate incidents on remote machines, Microsoft has added live response capabilities to its Microsoft Defender ATP offering.

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  20. Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) company Auth0 this week announced the close of a $103 million Series E funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, at a valuation of more than $1 billion.

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