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‘I Slept With My Gun’: What It’s Like to Get Your Ring Camera Hacked

He was on his way home from the grocery store when he got the call. After a weekend out of town, John’s kids were finally asleep in his Houston area home. His wife, too, had been getting ready for bed—until she heard a stranger’s voice echoing down the hallway.

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Arrest Data Exposed by South Carolina Firm Included Personal Info of Juvenile Suspects

Sensitive data related to roughly 5.2 million arrests in the state of South Carolina were discovered exposed online last month by a California-based security company, Gizmodo has learned. A small percentage of those arrested were juveniles at the time.

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Apple Pushes Back as Senate’s Nightmare Anti-Encryption Push Comes Back From the Dead

The enormous fissure that formed decades ago in the deathless American debate over encryption proved insurmountable on Tuesday. Senate lawmakers struggled to be heard on the all-important topic by the two tech company suits that they invited over mostly for the purpose of serving as punching bags.

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Website Calls for Investigation of Ring, Gets Blocked by Facebook

A leading digital rights organization reported on Tuesday that Facebook was actively blocking users from sharing a link to a web page critical of Amazon, describing its surveillance products, such as Ring doorbell cameras, as a threat to “privacy, civil liberties, and security.”

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Congress to Investigate Concert Ticket Companies Accused of ‘Unfair Practices’

A group of bipartisan lawmakers has launched a formal investigation into a half dozen ticket sales companies citing what they are concerns about “potentially unfair and deceptive practices” stemming from consumer complaints and other sources.

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Amazon Faces Heat From Senators Over Ring Doorbell Security Practices

Citing the potential for sensitive footage “detailing the lives of millions of Americans” to fall into the hands of hackers and foreign spies, a group of a U.S. lawmakers are demanding to know more about how Ring, Amazon’s home security company, is protecting its customers’ data.

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Democrats Press for Major Election Security Boost as Budget Battle Wages On

Dozens of Senate Democrats on Monday signed a letter urging a significant increase in election security funding that’s necessary, they say, for election officials to combat potential meddling in the 2020 presidential election, among other security concerns.

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Twitter Details Its Political Ad Ban as Civil Rights Groups Ask, What About the Nazis?

Twitter on Friday revealed the final details of a plan to restrict political ads across its platform, saying it would prohibit political content in paid ads from candidates and political parties—while clarifying it would allow others that touch on politics, so long as they are “caused based.”

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FCC Plans to Scrap Defective System Used to Post Fake Net Neutrality Comments

After years of so-called “upgrades” have failed to allay oversight lawmakers’ concerns about the integrity of its public comment system, the Federal Communications Commission has apparently decided to scrap and replace the system entirely, multiple sources told Gizmodo.

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