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Cybersecurity, Security

Google slapped with $5 billion fine by EU for Android antitrust breach

July 18, 2018

Via: Mashable

European antitrust regulators have fined Google with a 4.34 billion euro ($5.04 billion) fine for abusing its position in the smartphone market to increase the dominance of its search engine, the European Commission announced in a statement Wednesday. Google was […]


Mobile, Mobile Apps, Privacy, Security

iOS 11.4.1’s ‘USB Restricted Mode’ will block law enforcement from using USB devices to crack device passcodes

July 9, 2018

Via: TechSpot

The many goodies arriving with iOS 12 may still be a ways away, but that doesn’t mean users have nothing to look forward to in the meantime. On the contrary; the company today released the latest version of the software […]


Privacy, Security

‘We Look Forward to Improvements.’ Big Tech Plans to Fight Back Against California’s Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

July 2, 2018

Via: Fortune

Last week, the California state legislature passed a law that introduces almost European-grade privacy rules regarding the protection of people’s personal data. However, privacy advocates should not rest easy, as there’s still a chance that tech lobbyists could push back […]


Hacking, Security

Malicious Android apps steal money by stealthily subscribing users to unknown services

June 28, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

Despite the fact that both Google and Apple take great care to make sure the Play Store and App Store are safe, secure, and the absolutely the only place you should be getting your apps, sometimes, some malicious software makes […]


Hacking, Security

Once a Big Fan, John McAfee Won’t Touch Cryptocurrency ICOs Now Because of SEC ‘Threats’

June 19, 2018

Via: Fortune

John McAfee, of McAfee antivirus software fame, is turning his back on ICOs. Once a promoter of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, McAfee took to Twitter Tuesday to explain why he would no longer recommend ICOs. Replying to a Twitter […]


Privacy, Security

Founders Fund Partner Talks Privacy, Facebook, and His Time at Peter Thiel’s Secretive Data Company

June 6, 2018

Via: Fortune

Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens found his way to venture capital from the public sector. After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, he began his career working in the office of then Congressman Rob Portman and then took […]


Computing, Hardware, Privacy, Security

Inside Microsoft’s Azure Sphere hardware for secure IoT

May 29, 2018

Via: Info World

It sounds like the set up for a bad joke: What do a cricket bat and a coffee machine have in common? The answer is, at least after exploring the recent Microsoft Build show floor, Azure Sphere, Microsoft’s secure IoT […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Google to Remove HTTPS Secure Indicator in September

May 22, 2018

Via: WebPro

The Secure URL label HTTPS will no longer be seen on Google Chrome by September of this year. Google believes that secure websites should be the norm and as such, do not need any more labels. The news was confirmed […]


Privacy, Security

Firefox Introduces Web Authentication API

May 15, 2018

Via: InfoQ

With the Firefox 60 release on May 9, Firefox became the first major browser to support the Web Authentication API. This API enables users to avoid text-based passwords for websites and instead uses a local device with a biometric check […]


Privacy, Security

Twitter Sold Data Access to the Researcher at the Center of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Scandal

April 30, 2018

Via: Fortune

Twitter sold data access to the Cambridge University academic who also obtained millions of Facebook users’ information that was later passed to a political consulting firm without the users’ consent. Aleksandr Kogan, who created a personality quiz on Facebook to […]