UpGuard's cyber risk analyst, Chris Vickery, discovers 198 million US voting records in an Amazon S3 bucket freely available online. One particular spreadsheet also calculates the voters probabilities for situations such as "how likely you are to have voted for a certain presidential candidate".  This breach is another reminder of how important personal data security is.

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Having this data in a public cloud provider is wrong to start with no?
After a quick glance through the article the data wasn't even encrypted.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Millions of dollars worth of data analysis, available for anyone to download for free. Brilliant!

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