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Local Expert: Facebook Experiment Unethical, Not Illegal

Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of more than 600 thousand people to see if showing them mostly positive or negative posts affected their emotions.

07/02/2014

(US attorney general Eric Holder takes questions from the media during an announcement on indictments against Chinese military hackers.  David Hickton, US attorney for Western Pennsylvania is at left; assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin at right.  Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Drexel U. Cybersecurity Expert Says Chinese Hackers Used Some Simple Tricks

In the first case of its kind, a US grand jury is charging five Chinese computer hackers with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.

05/19/2014

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Report Says Target Could Have Stopped Hacker Attack, But Didn’t

Target says it’s not fair to speculate before their investigation is complete.

03/13/2014

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Local Expert Says Newer Credit Cards Can Fight Some Types of Fraud, But…

“It’s not like the olden days when, if your credit card was used for some fraud, it was because you lost it,” says Prof. Rob D’Ovidio of Drexel University.

12/20/2013

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Hackers Publicizing Syria’s Cause Attack NY Times, Twitter Web Sites

By Ian Bush PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The New York Times web site is hobbling back to life after a cyberattack yesterday.  So is Twitter, which also fell victim to hackers. And we probably haven’t seen […]

08/28/2013

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Government’s Access To Cell Phone Records Leaves Privacy Advocates Fuming

The Obama administration and some senators are defending the newly-uncovered but long-active government program to grab our cell phone records – it’s crucial for national security, they say. But privacy advocates are fuming.

06/06/2013

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Te’o Case Highlights Dangers of Internet, Local Cybersecurity Expert Warns

It may have been a type of Internet hoax called “catfishing.” That’s a scam in which an online persona is created to reel in someone else.

01/18/2013

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Security Experts Warn of Upsurge In ‘Social Engineering’ Scams

“They’ll get phone calls purporting to come from their IT department,” explains a Drexel University expert.

07/16/2012

New Facebook ‘Timeline’ Feature Raises Privacy Concerns

For now it’s optional, but eventually all member profiles will change to a “timeline” format, similar to a digital scrapbook.

12/16/2011

Experts Warn Facebook Users About New Auto-Tagging Feature

Privacy experts in Philadelphia and elsewhere are warning Facebook users that the social networking site is expanding its use of facial recognition software.

06/09/2011

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