Day: May 13, 2020

Senator Wyden demands deep probe into NSO Group after spyware-hacking toolkit offered to American cops

‘Aggressive oversight’ needed, Congress urged A prominent senator has called for “aggressive oversight” into the sale of the NSO Group’s hacking-and-spying tools to police forces in America.… …read more Source:: Register

New Cyber-Espionage Framework Dubbed Ramsay

The framework is designed to collect and exfiltrate sensitive documents from air-gapped networks. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Faces Privacy Complaint for Tracking Users in EU

Google faces a data-protection complaint from Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems amid concerns it unlawfully monitors users and passes on the “tracking ID” to advertisers. From a report: Schrems’s campaign group Noyb on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Austrian data protection authority, accusing Google of tracking users of Android phones through a unique ID…

Senators question Facebook over disinformation and hate speech – CNET

In a letter, they say they want to know if Facebook will reconsider its fact-checking policies amid COVID-19 and leading up to the 2020 election. …read more Source:: CNet

Oculus Quest: Is the VR system in stock? – CNET

Some retailers have inventory again. Here’s where you can find the so-hot-it-won’t-stay-in-stock $400 VR headset. …read more Source:: CNet

Trump Extends Order That Curbs Huawei’s Access To US Market

President Donald Trump extended his effort to curb Huawei Technologies’s access to the U.S. market and American suppliers. From a report: The president on Wednesday renewed for a year a national emergency order that restricts Huawei and a second Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE, from selling their equipment in the U.S. The move continues a battle…

Organizations Conduct App Penetration Tests More Frequently – and Broadly

Compliance is no longer the primary motivator. AppSec is, says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Uber Will Require All Drivers and Riders To Wear Masks Starting Monday

Uber is launching a new set of safety features in its app, including a tool that checks if drivers are wearing face masks before starting trips. From a report: The move is an attempt by the firm to restore momentum in its core ride-hailing business as countries look to gradually start lifting their coronavirus lockdown…

In colossal surprise, Intel says new vPro processors are quite a bit better than the old ones

And just the thing for remote work, which was so not a thing when these were designed Intel has announced the tenth generation of its Core vPro microprocessors, the silicon it aims at business desktops – and now says the chips are also just the thing for remote working.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

CircuitPython Macro Pad is One Build That Won’t Bite

Have you built a macro keypad yet? This is one of those projects where the need can materialize after the build is complete, because these things are made of wishes and upsides. A totally customized, fun build that streamlines processes for both work and play? Yes please. The only downside is that you actually have…