Friday, April 28, 2017

Security

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Facebook now explicitly prohibits using their data for surveillance

Posted to the Facebook Privacy page on Monday, Facebook described the change in language was to better clarify that developers can not use "data obtained from us...
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IBM invents a way to store data on a single atom

With devices shrinking all the time, we’re in constant need to cram ever more data into smaller storage spaces. To that end, IBM just...
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Tech companies are fixing vulnerabilities published by Wikileaks

On Tuesday, we all got a little less comfortable sitting next to the electronics in our home when WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell report detailing...
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How a typo at Amazon took down part of the internet

You might recall when a disruption to Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday brought down a slew of websites for users across the East...
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Federal workers using encryption to talk Trump

It’s hard to believe we’re only three weeks into the Trump presidency but here we are. Yet for all the frenzy surrounding the new...
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The Mirai botnet author may have just been outed

Renowned security blogger Brian Krebs just gave us all a rare glimpse at the mess lurking under the rug in the world of cyber...
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Ransomware is now a felony in California

California just turned ransomware into a felony as of January 1st. The new law officially lays out that utilizing the cyber-extortion tactic is illegal...

New breathalyzer finds the “breathprint” of 17 diseases

Soon doctors could be using a newly developed breathalyzer to check patients for 17 diseases using only your breath. Researchers have discovered a way to detect...
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AT&T Call Protect aims to curb nuisance calls

Tis the season for spammers and fraudsters to start calling again. The FTC has notices on how to spot fake charities or what to do if...
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Former Uber employee alleges God View is still up and running

Samuel Spangenberg, former employe of Uber, alleges in court documents that Uber employees are able to track anyone using a real-time "aerial" program called God View....

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Echo Look by Amazon uses Machine Learning to give fashion advice

On Wednesday, Amazon announced the latest product of the Echo line. The latest skill for Alexa will have her become your personal fashion consultant....
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BrickerBot: One hacker resorts to vigilantism to eradicate unsecured IoT devices

It's not often someone writes malware with the intention of being helpful. But the creator of BrickerBot is hoping their bot will create enough...
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Scientist discovers that the Waxworm can eat plastic

Behold the Waxworm, a caterpillar capable of eating plastic. These creepy crawlies are normally found in beehives where they dine on honey and wax....

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