Day: July 3, 2019

How do we stop facial recognition from becoming the next Facebook: ubiquitous and useful yet dangerous, impervious and misunderstood?

We talk to one CEO about why bans aren’t the answer but federal regulation is Facial recognition is having a rough time of it lately. Just six months ago, people were excited about Apple allowing you to open your phone just by looking at it. A year ago, Facebook users joyfully tagged their friends in…

Someone Is Spamming and Breaking a Core Component of PGP’s Ecosystem

A new wave of spamming attacks on a core component of PGP’s ecosystem has highlighted a fundamental weakness in the whole ecosystem. From a report: Unknown attackers are spamming a core component of the ecosystem of the well-known encryption software PGP, breaking users’ PGP installations and clients. What’s worse, there may be no way to…

Google and Facebook under investigation again for advertising market power – CNET

This time it’s the UK leading the probe. …read more Source:: CNet

US appeals court: Amazon liable for third-party vendors’ products

The ruling could be significant for Amazon, given that third-party sales account for a major portion of’s e-commerce business. …read more Source:: ZDNet

US Military Warns Companies to Look Out for Iranian Outlook Exploits

Microsoft patched a serious vulnerability in the Microsoft Outlook client in 2017, but an Iranian group continues to exploit the flaw. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft Is Teasing Windows 1.0 and Other 1980s Software

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Either Microsoft is gearing up for a very odd promotional effort or somebody on the Windows team has hijacked a functioning time machine. Yesterday, the company posted a video boasting an “all-new Windows 1.0” to its social channels. It even went so far as to completely…

Apple fakes intimacy in our dead-eyed digital world with software fix

You looking at me, FaceTime? Old farts will complain that the days of actually looking someone in the eyes while communicating are over thanks to digital technology and mobile phones.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Amazon reportedly hiring 2K workers for Alexa, drone projects – CNET

The e-commerce giant is hiring engineers, data scientists and other roles in the UK, according to a report. …read more Source:: CNet

Vodafone launches 5G across seven cities – CNET

It’s live in the UK cities of London, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol and Birmingham. …read more Source:: CNet

New ‘WannaHydra’ Malware a Triple Threat to Android

The latest variant of WannaLocker is a banking Trojan, spyware tool, and ransomware. …read more Source:: DarkReading