Engadget: Hacker posts over 4,000 sensitive documents from Mexican embassy

Engadget: Hacker posts over 4,000 sensitive documents from Mexican embassy. “Thousands of documents containing sensitive information belonging to Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala were leaked online this week by a hacker. The stolen cache contained more than 4,800 files related to the embassy’s activities including its dealings with personal documents belonging to Mexican citizens.”

CNET: Patient names, treatments leak among millions of rehab records

CNET: Patient names, treatments leak among millions of rehab records. “It’s some of the most sensitive medical information a person could have. Records for potentially tens of thousands of patients seeking treatment at several addiction rehabilitation centers were exposed in an unsecured online database, an independent researcher revealed Friday.”

Techdirt: Sixth Circuit Court Dumps Lawsuit Seeking To Hold Twitter Responsible For The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Techdirt: Sixth Circuit Court Dumps Lawsuit Seeking To Hold Twitter Responsible For The Pulse Nightclub Shooting. “Another one of 1-800-LAW-FIRM’s lawsuits has been tossed for a second time. After being shut down at the district level for attempting to hold social media companies responsible for the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, the law firm asked the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to take another look at its dubious legal theories.”

The Ringer: A Brief History of Facebook’s Party Lines on Privacy

The Ringer: A Brief History of Facebook’s Party Lines on Privacy. “Recently, it was revealed that the company ‘mistakenly deleted’ years of Zuckerberg’s public posts on the platform. But luckily, we have the Zuckerberg Files, a digital archive of the CEO’s statements. The archive, created by privacy and internet ethics scholar Michael Zimmer, is run by the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It includes everything Zuckerberg has publicly said or posted about a wide range of topics—and here, we are highlighting his comments over the years on the issue of user privacy. It’s quite a journey, beginning with young bluster and ending with cagey lawyer-speak.”

TechCrunch: Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed confidential conversations

TechCrunch: Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed confidential conversations. “The French government just launched its own messaging app called Tchap in order to protect conversations from hackers, private companies and foreign entities. But Elliot Alderson, also known as Baptiste Robert, immediately found a security flaw. He was able to create an account even though the service is supposed to be restricted to government officials.”

Bleeping Computer: Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data

Bleeping Computer: Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data. “Eight unsecured databases were found leaking approximately 60 million records of LinkedIn user information. While most of the information is publicly available, the databases contain the email addresses of the LinkedIn users.”

The Hacker News: Over 100 Million JustDial Users’ Personal Data Found Exposed On the Internet

The Hacker News: Over 100 Million JustDial Users’ Personal Data Found Exposed On the Internet. “An unprotected database belonging to JustDial, India’s largest local search service, is leaking personally identifiable information of its every customer in real-time who accessed the service via its website, mobile app, or even by calling on its fancy ‘88888 88888’ customer care number, The Hacker News has learned and independently verified.”