Tumblr turns stumblr, left humblr: Blogging biz blogs bloggers’ private info to world+dog (The Register)

The Register: Tumblr turns stumblr, left humblr: Blogging biz blogs bloggers’ private info to world+dog . “Tumblr today reveal it has fixed a security bug in its website that quietly revealed private details of some of its bloggers. This is quite an interesting bug. The desktop version of Tumblr shows a list of recommended blogs for logged-in users to check out. According to Tumblr, ‘it was possible, using debugging software in a certain way, to view certain account information’ associated with the blogs shown in the box of recommendations.”

Forbes: Millions of Voter Records Are For Sale On Hacker Forums

Forbes: Millions of Voter Records Are For Sale On Hacker Forums. “In total, the hacked data includes records from 19 states: Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Researchers at Anomali Labs believe that the data includes records for more than 35 million U.S. voters.”

CNET: Facebook breach hit 3 million in EU, putting new privacy law to test

CNET: Facebook breach hit 3 million in EU, putting new privacy law to test. “Facebook may have a run-in with Europe’s new privacy law. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Tuesday that roughly 3 million Facebook users living in Europe were affected by a data breach at the social network in September, according to CNBC.”

Digital Trends: Your ‘Do Not Track’ tool might be helping websites track you, study says

Digital Trends: Your ‘Do Not Track’ tool might be helping websites track you, study says. “Millions of people are using ‘Do Not Track’ tools which do nothing, according to a recent study done by Forrester Research. The ‘Do Not Track’ features embedded in popular browsers are being ignored, opening up the possibility of consumers having their browsing information picked up by specific ads on the web.”

Ars Technica: Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too

Ars Technica: Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too. “Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say Facebook isn’t doing enough to stop the flow of disinformation, the social network in recent days has purged hundreds of accounts it found were designed to sway elections, sow social division, and prop up ruthless governments. The focus has left an opening for scammers who routinely use Facebook to send unsuspecting users to fraudulent dating sites.”

Dating app for Trump loners commits YUGE blunder: It leaks more than the West Wing (The Register)

The Register: Dating app for Trump loners commits YUGE blunder: It leaks more than the West Wing. “A much-hyped dating site for Donald Trump supporters in the US is being blasted for shoddy security that may have exposed all of its users to eavesdropping and account theft.”

ZDNet: Pentagon discloses card breach

ZDNet: Pentagon discloses card breach. “Pentagon official said on Friday that the Department of Defense had suffered a security breach thanks to a third-party contractor. An investigation is still underway, so the exact details haven’t been made public, but according to an Associated Press report, a DOD official said that roughly 30,000 DOD military and civilian personnel are believed to be affected. This number is expected to grow as the Pentagon’s investigation continues.”