Sunday, August 20, 2017

Security

Ajit Pai giving opening remarks at E-Rate Modernization Workshop

FCC begins chipping away at net neutrality rules

As soon as he took over as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai never made secret his ambitions to tear down current...
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China and Europe teaming up to build a moon village

China and Europe are teaming up to erect a base on the moon together. Described as a “moon village”, the base would be used...

Advisory released by US Cert on a sophisticated hacking campaign

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) released an advisory on Friday alerting about a sophisticated hacking campaign. Alert TA17-117A was released as a...
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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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Congress votes to nullify FCC regulations protecting online privacy

House Resolution (H.Res.230) narrowly passed in the House yesterday with a 215-205 vote. This resolution moves forward the Senate Joint Resolution 34 (S.J.Res.34) to...
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Committee attacks FBI on facial recognition database

Last year, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology reported on a FBI facial recognition database. The report found that as many as 117 million photos,...
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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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Last minute ways to view Monday’s Solar Eclipse

America’s total solar eclipse is fast approaching on August 21st and you still haven't bought your eclipse glasses. Don't panic, there's still time for...
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FCC: Americans don’t need broadband internet because they own smartphones

Is the data you get on your smartphone fast and cheap enough to replace broadband internet service at home? Most of us would probably...
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The man who invented password rules regrets it

Hate having to change your password every 90 days? Forgot again which special character went where and which letter was supposed to be capitalized?...

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