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Automated Electric Taxis Deliver Environmental Benefits through Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) researchers recently studied and built data from more than 10 million taxi trips, and developed a model to analyze and review taxi trips offered by automated electric vehicles in Manhattan, New York. The results? The study found that automated … Continue Reading

Privacy Tip #114 – Your Email May Have Been Hijacked and You Don’t Know It

A new study by Google, the University of California Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute has concluded that email users are being threatened by massive credential theft and phishing schemes are the primary way hackers are stealing credentials. According to the study, phishing victims are 400 times more likely to have their email accounts … Continue Reading

WhatsApp Security Flaw, Lawsuit in Germany

Tobias Boelter, a University of California Berkeley cryptography researcher claims that last year he found a security flaw in WhatsApp’s encrypted smart phone messaging application. The flaw, which relates to the unique security keys exchanged between WhatsApp users, is reported to allow third parties, including governments, to intercept messages in transit. Mr. Boelter informed Facebook, … Continue Reading

University of California Berkeley breached…again…financial data of 80,000

We previously reported that University of California Berkeley had suffered a data breach affecting 550 students and their families in April 2015. Last Thursday, UC Berkeley announced that a hacker broke into its Financial System in December of 2015 while it was patching a security issue with its financial management system. According to UC Berkeley, … Continue Reading

Berkeley students sue Google for mining emails for ads through Apps for Education

Four students attending the University of California, Berkeley, sued Google last week alleging that it violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by scanning and mining their emails in order to create advertising profiles after telling the university that emails would be private. The lawsuit claims that Google told Berkeley and other colleges and universities that … Continue Reading
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