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Hardware, Mobility, Tech

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says

December 6, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Earlier this week, security reporter Brian Krebs published a story explaining that Apple’s latest iPhones (iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro) periodically check the user’s location even if the user disables location services individually for each and every app and […]


Infrastructure, Networking

FCC’s 5G fund called ‘slap in the face’ to areas struggling to get 4G

December 6, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The $9 billion plan the Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday to expand 5G coverage into rural areas was criticized Thursday by lawmakers and state officials who say there’s little economic or technical rationale for building 5G infrastructure in rural areas […]


Federal, Policy

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

December 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

California is building a ‘portal of portals’ for its data

December 5, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Data is only useful if people can find it. With that in mind, technology officials in California are developing what they’re calling a “portal of portals,” a search tool that will provide the public a single authoritative source for locating […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

HackerOne breach lets outside hacker read customers’ private bug reports

December 4, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

As a leading vulnerability reporting platform, HackerOne has paid hackers more than $23 million on behalf of more than 100 customers, including Twitter, Slack, and the US Pentagon. The company’s position also gives it access to unimaginable amounts of sensitive […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Offers More Optimistic Outlook for NATO’s Future Even Amid Impeachment Probe

December 4, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump is huddling with NATO leaders as House Democrats prepare to resume their impeachment inquiry probing whether he abused his presidential authority by urging a foreign leader to open an investigation of his political rival. Trump is set […]


Operations Security, Security

Developer faces prison time for giving blockchain talk in North Korea

December 3, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The prominent hacker and Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was arrested by the US government Friday after he spoke at an April conference on blockchain technologies in North Korea. The US government considers his presentation to be a transfer of technology—and […]


Federal, Policy

Fired Google workers will file federal complaint alleging the company wrongfully terminated them

December 3, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The four ex-Google employees, also known as the “Thanksgiving Four,” who were fired right before the holiday, are planning to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. “We look forward to hearing the NLRB’s findings, which we expect […]


Operations Security, Security

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

December 2, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, which […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Networking, Tech

T-Mobile Turns On 5G: What You Need to Know

December 2, 2019

Via: Fortune

T-Mobile turned on its super-fast 5G mobile network on Monday, finally catching up with rivals AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. But T-Mobile is following a different strategy than the rest of the industry, emphasizing broader coverage over achieving the fastest download […]