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Thousands of license plates leaked in hack of border contractor

At least 50,000 American license plate numbers have been made available on the dark web after a company hired by Customs and Border Protection was at the center of a major data breach, according to CNN analysis of the hacked data. What's more, the company was never authorized to keep the information, the agency told CNN.

Surgery center data breach affects more than 2,000 patients

A Washington surgical center says it was hit by a data breach, which may have revealed personal information of more than 2,000 patients, including names, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers, medical information and some credit card numbers.

Having more control over your data doesn't mean it's safe

California's new data protection law gives consumers sweeping control over how much personal information companies can collect. It lets people opt out of having their data collected entirely, and even makes it easier to sue companies in the wake of a data breach.

Uber's massive hack: What we know

Uber's disclosure that hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last year, a breach it didn't disclose publicly until Tuesday, adds new potential legal woes for the already troubled company.