Chrome add-on warns netizens when they use a leaked password. Sometimes, they even bother to change it

Alerted to exposed credentials, users do something about it roughly a quarter of the time Between February and March this year, after Google released a Chrome extension called Password Checkup to check whether people’s username and password combinations had been stolen and leaked from website databases, computer scientists at the biz and Stanford University gathered anonymous telemetry from 670,000 people who installed the add-on.… READ MORE HERE…

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NSA asks Congress to permanently reauthorize spying program that was so shambolic, the snoops had shut it down

You never know, we might figure out how not to screw up in future Analysis  In the clearest possible sign that the US intelligence services live within their own political bubble, the director of national intelligence has asked Congress to reauthorize a spying program that the NSA itself decided to shut down after it repeatedly – and illegally – gathered the call records of millions of innocent Americans.… READ MORE HERE…

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