Tag Archives: Policy

President Biden to host infosec roundtable with tech giant CEOs

Enlarge / If there’s any single photo that better encapsulates the state of enterprise information security in 2021, we weren’t able to find it. reader comments 54 with 43 posters participating, including story author Share this story Unnamed sources told Bloomberg that the White House will host a meeting between President Joe Biden and some of… Read More »

iPhone keyboard for blind to shut down as maker cites Apple “abuse” of developers

Enlarge / FlickType iPhone keyboard. reader comments 81 with 55 posters participating Share this story An iPhone keyboard for blind users will be discontinued, according to the app’s developer, who alleges that “Apple has thrown us obstacle after obstacle for years while we try to provide an app to improve people’s lives.” FlickType includes an… Read More »

A simple software fix could limit location data sharing

Enlarge / Pretty Good Phone Privacy wants to minimize how much your wireless provider knows about your location. Noam Galai | Getty Images reader comments 8 with 8 posters participating Share this story Location data sharing from wireless carriers has been a major privacy issue in recent years. Marketers, salespeople, and even bounty hunters were… Read More »

Leaked voting machine BIOS passwords may implicate Q-friendly county clerk

Enlarge / Sensitive BIOS passwords leaked by QAnon figure Ron Watkins have been linked to a Colorado County office run by a clerk who promotes “Stop the Steal” messaging. reader comments 177 with 100 posters participating, including story author Share this story Last week, Ron Watkins—conspiracy theorist, QAnon enthusiast, and former 8chan site admin—released photocopies… Read More »

Hackers siphon $600 million in digital tokens, crypto network says

reader comments 39 with 36 posters participating Share this story A decentralized financial network has claimed hackers absconded with about $600 million worth of cryptocurrencies in one of the largest heists to target the growing digital asset industry. Poly Network, which links some of the world’s most widely used digital ledgers, said on Tuesday that… Read More »

Apple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images

reader comments 227 with 121 posters participating Share this story Shortly after reports today that Apple will start scanning iPhones for child-abuse images, the company confirmed its plan and provided details in a news release and technical summary. “Apple’s method of detecting known CSAM (child sexual abuse material) is designed with user privacy in mind,”… Read More »

CenturyLink selling copper network in 20 states instead of installing fiber

Enlarge / A CenturyLink service van parked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 2, 2019. reader comments 127 with 98 posters participating Share this story CenturyLink is selling large portions of its copper network in 20 states to a private-equity firm, letting the telco pull out of rural areas where it doesn’t plan to… Read More »