Unsecured Amazon Cloud Storage Leaked Facebook User Information for Months

Credit: Shutterstock Australian cybersecurity start-up UpGuard revealed on Wednesday that information about 540 million Facebook users gathered by the Cultura Colectiva media company was publicly accessible via an unprotected Amazon S3 bucket. The public records were said to include account names, user IDs, comments, reactions and other information. UpGuard said it emailed Cultura Colectiva about…

Amazon says face acknowledgment worries are “unimportant.” The SEC disagrees

The Securities and Exchange Commission has told Amazon that two shareholder proposals seeking limits on the company’s face recognition software are appropriate, and should be put up for a vote at Amazon’s annual meeting.The assessment adds regulatory weight to a growing chorus of researchers, ethicists, and Amazon employees who have raised concerns about the software…


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