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Massachusetts companies and government agencies have seen a twofold increase in data breaches since 2012, according to an Axios Boston review of state data.
What's happening: Data breaches have become more common as hackers grow more sophisticated, experts say, with residents' Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, driver's license details and other sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.
Cybersecurity experts say that people and organizations can take steps to protect their personal data before a cyber attack happens.
Driving the news: Massachusetts companies and government agencies have seen a twofold increase in data breaches since 2012, according to an Axios Boston review of state data.
Pro tip: Cybersecurity experts recommend that individuals and businesses use Have I Been Pwnd to see which of their accounts, if any, have been affected by a breach.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey say the Senate must eliminate the filibuster so that the Democratic majority can pass laws to protect civil rights targeted by the Supreme Court.
Driving the news: The pair told a crowd in Dorchester Tuesday that Congress needs to take steps to protect civil liberties and other rights before the conservative-dominated high court negates any further long-standing legal precedent in the wake of its reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Escape the summer heat with these swimming spots, all listed on the pool-sharing service Swimply.
How it works: Pool owners can list their pools for chunks of time, just like homeowners list their properties on Airbnb.
- To find a pool, plug in your location, and a list of options near you will pop up.
Republicans are accusing Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey of letting politics interfere with her official duties by delaying the effort to recall a law which she supports.
What's happening: Fair and Secure MA says that Healey has dragged her feet on approving a signature-gathering effort to recall a recent law which gives undocumented immigrants the right to obtain driver's licenses.
The roster for the 2022 Brockton Rox collegiate league baseball team has some familiar-sounding names: Manny Ramirez Jr., Pedro Martinez Jr., D'Angelo Ortiz, Kade Foulke and Jaden Sheffield.
- They're all sons of former Major League greats who either played for or against the Red Sox.
- The Future Collegiate Baseball League has eight teams around New England that play throughout the summer.
Massachusetts residents support incentives for electric bikes, according to a survey released last week.
- The MassInc Polling Group, which surveyed 1,002 people on June 8-2, asked about rebates for EVs and e-bikes, as well as funding to electrify public transit.
Harvard Square's first cannabis dispensary — and its first Black-woman-owned business — is on track to open in September, CEO Leah Samura tells Axios.
Driving the news: Yamba Boutique is undergoing architectural review as Samura prepares for its opening.
- It would be the city's second dispensary. Central Square's Yamba Market — owned by Samura's husband, Sieh, and their business partner, Sean Hope — was the first.