Dumbphone Sales

Dumbphone Sales are Soaring, John Oliver Blackmails Congress, Cicada Chinese APT Group

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More young people seem to be choosing dumbphones over smartphones, but is it because of privacy concerns or because its trendy? John Oliver, host of the ‘Last Week Tonight’ show, used data brokers to obtain lawmakers’ digital footprints and promised to not release the data as long as Congress passes privacy legislation. Plus details about the Cicada state sponsored Chinese hacking group which hid inside their victims’ networks for nine months.

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Dumbphone Sales Are Soaring As People Revolt Against “Overwhelming” Smartphones

John Oliver Blackmails Congress With Their Own Digital Data

Here’s a Long List of Data Broker Sites and How to Opt-Out of Them

Big Ass Data Broker Opt-Out List

Full Video – Data Brokers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

These sneaky hackers hid inside their victims’ networks for nine months

Cicada: Chinese APT Group Widens Targeting in Recent Espionage Activity

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