Exposure

Names, Private Information Of Child Sex Crime Victims Were Illegally Made Public In Cook County Court Records

Samah Assad, Christopher Hacker, and Brad Edwards report: Cook County officials left the personal information of child sex crime victims in public court records, violating a state law that requires those details be kept hidden.  The person charged with protecting those victims’ privacy in the records, Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, refused to restrict access to them for more than a month after being told...

Data on 2,750 partner firms of Japan Post unit leaked

Oops!  JIJI reports: A computer file containing data on 2,750 business partners of a unit of Japan Post Co. has been leaked, the parent company said Tuesday. On Oct. 6, an employee of the Tokyo-based unit, Japan Post Trading Service Co., which conducts catalog-based sales of midsummer and year-end gifts handled at post offices,...

Twitter-Owned SDK Leaking Location Data of Millions of Users

Joseph Cox reports: A series of popular apps using an outdated piece of code owned by Twitter are exposing their users’ location data. In total, the apps have been downloaded nearly 10 million times. The news highlights the continued role of software development kits (SDKs), small bundles of code that developers often add to...