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Federal, Policy

Trump Thinks He Is Winning the Trade War. The Data Tell a Different Story

August 16, 2019

Via: Fortune

Talk to anyone in Trumpland, and you’ll hear that America is winning the trade war. “The economic burden is falling vastly more on them than on us,” proclaimed the President’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow in early August as the […]


Operations Security, Security

Google: You’re sticking with passwords that have already been hacked

August 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google has released the results of a large-scale study about password habits that shows why hackers use ‘password-spraying’ attacks on online accounts: many users stick with the same password, even when they’re warned it’s been compromised. Password spraying has emerged […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Woman accused of Capital One hack had stolen data from 30 companies, authorities say

August 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a petition filed on August 13 in federal court in Seattle, the Justice Department asserted that Paige Thompson—the former Amazon employee accused of stealing data from Capital One credit card applications—had done far more, including “major cyber intrusions that […]


Mobile Security, Operations Security, Security

Apple’s warning: Break Safari’s web-tracking rules and we’ll hit back

August 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Apple’s Safari WebKit team has posted its official policy outlining its stance on web-tracking prevention, which it’s implemented in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) technology. ITP broadly aims to limit marketers from tracking iOS and macOS Safari users across different […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Verizon sues city to avoid paying 5G fees, says the FCC has its back

August 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines. Verizon’s lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York on Thursday, claims that […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Four wormable bugs in newer versions of Windows need your attention now

August 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft is warning of a four new Windows vulnerabilities that are “wormable,” meaning they can be exploited to spread malware from one vulnerable computer to another without any user action in much the way the self-replicating WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks […]


Federal, Hardware, Policy, Software, Tech

As Trade War Escalates, Tech Companies Flee Mainland China

August 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Security warning for software developers: You are now prime targets for phishing attacks

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Software developers are the people most targeted by hackers conducting cyberattacks against the technology industry, with the hackers taking advantage of the public profiles of individuals working in the high-turnover industry to help conduct their phishing campaigns. The August 2019 […]


Software, Tech

AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data

August 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence. Doctors like Chang often rely on eye […]


Software, Tech

When Will Twitter Ban White Nationalists? Civil Rights Leaders Urge the Site to Take Action

August 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

As the two-year anniversary of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville approaches, civil rights and digital activists say Twitter has not done nearly enough to prevent white nationalists from spreading hate speech online. Twitter is facing increased […]