Alfred Ng, CNET

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Syracuse, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alfred:

Russian influencers thrived on Instagram after pressure on Facebook, Twitter

Senate report says Russia's disinformation campaign will start moving to smaller platforms, where it's found more success. → Read More

Facebook discloses bug that exposed 6.8 million people’s photos

More than 1,500 apps had access to people’s unposted pictures, the social network said. → Read More

Inside Facebook's totally serious, nonironic privacy pop-up

A welcome mat at the trailer's door reads: "It's good to see you." → Read More

Location data from a gas station app sold for $9.50 per 1,000 people

A 2017 lawsuit between GasBuddy and Reveal Mobile shows just how much your location data is worth. → Read More

Sen. Warner calls for US cyber doctrine, new standards for security

“We have a long way to go on cyber hygiene and online media consumption habits,” the Virginia Democrat said. → Read More

Tech's invasion of our privacy made us more paranoid in 2018

Song of the year: 🎶 Somebody's Watching Me 🎶 → Read More

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate review: Everyone is here, and balanced

Review: It's the Goldilocks of Super Smash Bros. games. → Read More

Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate makes me feel like a kid again

Review: It’s the Goldilocks of Super Smash Bros. games. → Read More

House Republican campaign committee was hacked during 2018 election

Thousands of emails were stolen from the National Republican Congressional Committee. → Read More

Sextortion scam hits US military below the belt

The troops thought they were talking to women online. Instead, it was prison inmates looking to make a quick buck. → Read More

Secret Facebook-FBI ruling must be made public, ACLU and EFF say

The FBI wanted to force Facebook to wiretap conversations on Messenger. The public deserves to know why, advocates argue. → Read More

US charges Iranian hackers over ransomware attacks on major cities

The SamSam ransomware attacked more than 200 victims and cost $30 million in damages. → Read More

FTC says it doesn’t have enough resources to enforce against data abuse

When everything you see is collecting data, it’s hard to keep up. → Read More

Lawmakers introduce bill to stop bots from ruining holiday shopping

Scalpers use bots to buy out all the best gifts and resell them at much higher prices. → Read More

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has so much competitive potential

What I learned from getting beaten by a professional Smash Bros. player for over an hour. → Read More

Black Friday brings out hackers looking to rip you off

Researchers found hundreds of malicious apps pretending to offer discounts. → Read More

Investigate Facebook over massive breach, critic urges FTC

The Freedom from Facebook group wants the FTC to seek maximum penalties over Facebook's breach of nearly 30 million users. That would be about $1.2 trillion. → Read More

Facebook flaw opened you and your friends' profile to data thieves

The vulnerability allowed for potential attacks to see what you’ve liked, who your friends are and what they like. → Read More

After the midterm elections, the odds improve a little for a US data privacy law

Democratic control of the House of Representatives means consumer privacy legislation could be on the agenda in 2019. → Read More

DJI fixes vulnerability that let potential hackers spy on drones

A security flaw let attackers peek at the real-time camera on users' drones, researchers said. → Read More