Tag: Security

Domestic abusers are using easily accessible apps to stalk and control their victims

For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. Hollywood has us believing that spyware technology is only used by secret-agent hackers who plant tracking devices in car wheels or in the soles of […]

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WhatsApp And Telegram Security Flaw Allows Hackers To Manipulate Your Media Files

Both WhatsApp and Telegram tout themselves as secure messaging systems thanks to their use of end-to-end encryption. However, according to researchers from Symantec, they have discovered that there is a flaw in both their systems that allow hackers to potentially manipulate media files that have been sent and received through its platforms. Advertising According to […]

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Your ‘Privately’ Shared Google Photos Links Are Actually Not So Private

Google Photos is great because as a cloud-based photo storage system, it allows users to upload photos that can be accessed anywhere. Users can also create photo albums and share those privately with friends or family members, or at least that’s what many have been led to believe. Advertising However, researcher Robert Wiblin has published […]

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Homeland Security Committee head seeks greater U.S. role in 5G standards

(Reuters) — A Republican lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation to boost the presence of U.S. firms in global industry standards bodies to combat China’s rising influence in next-generation 5G cellular network technology. The bill, from U.S. Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, presses the secretary of state to boost the “representation and leadership” of the United […]

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Apple’s push for a federal privacy law is reportedly hurting state efforts

Apple is undeniably one of the technology industry’s most public advocates for user privacy, but behind the scenes, the company’s efforts aren’t necessarily as aligned with users’ interests as its marketing might suggest. A new Washington Post report today says that while Apple has repeatedly called for a comprehensive federal privacy law, it has simultaneously […]

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U.K. clears Huawei to supply some 5G gear as U.S. prepares to ease ban

Huawei’s reputation may have been irrevocably damaged by accusations of espionage, but the Chinese manufacturer appears poised to regain some of its business in both the United Kingdom and United States — albeit under continued clouds of suspicion. A key U.K. parliamentary committee is now recommending that Huawei’s gear be allowed at the edges of […]

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DefenseStorm raises $15 million for automated cybersecurity and compliance solutions

Georgia-based cybersecurity and compliance management startup DefenseStorm today revealed that it has closed a $15 million series A round led by Georgian Partners. CEO Harold Brewer says the DefenseStorm team will work with the VC firm’s Georgian Impact team to accelerate adoption of applied AI and will tap its expertise to further develop DefenseStorm’s solutions […]

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Symantec reveals WhatsApp and Telegram exploit that gives hackers access to your personal media

Cybersecurity company Symantec found an exploit that could allow WhatsApp and Telegram media files — from personal photos to corporate documents — to be exposed and manipulated by malicious actors. The security flaw, dubbed Media File Jacking, stems from the time lapse between when media files received through the apps are written to the disk […]

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Making the customer’s journey convenient, not creepy

Personalization is the key ingredient to helping build trust with a customer. With trust comes increased growth and engagement. But personalization can also go too far. Companies can risk personalizing so much that users might then have a narrow understanding of what these personalized AI tools can actually offer. And beyond that, really great personalization […]

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OneTrust raises $200 million at $1.3 billion valuation to help companies comply with data privacy laws

In a week that has seen British Airways (BA) and Marriott slapped with provisional fines of $230 million and $123 million, respectively, over breaches affecting hundreds of millions of consumers, the issue of data and privacy management will likely top many companies’ agendas. The levies thrown at BA and Marriott are by far the largest […]

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Apple Will Kill Of Face ID In 2021’s iPhones In Favor Of In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor

Back in 2017, Apple introduced the world to Face ID, its facial recognition system that future iPhones would be adopting. However, when they introduced it, they removed Touch ID in the process, meaning that users could only rely on facial recognition completely, at least as far as biometric security was concerned. Advertising It is largely […]

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