Month: May 2019

Gen Z Interns and Social Media: A Perfect Security Storm

A lack of security training for interns, and their obsession with sharing content on social media, could lead to a perfect storm for hackers looking to collect social engineering data. …read more Source:: Threatpost

New York Schools Will Test Facial Recognition On Students Despite Objections From State

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: A New York school district will move forward with its facial recognition pilot program next week, despite an explicit order from the New York State Education Department that it wait until a standard for data privacy and security for all state educational agencies is finalized. On…

Wow, talk about a Maine-wave: US state says ISPs need permission to flog netizens’ personal data

What a radical idea Maine is about to become the latest US state to – and get this – mandate that ISPs obtain subscribers’ permission before selling their data to advertisers.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

This NASA snapshot makes Mars look like Jupiter – CNET

Mars or Jupiter? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. …read more Source:: CNet

Cleveland has the fastest mobile speeds – CNET

Oklahoma City is the slowest, OpenSignal says. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple Poised To Bring Mac and iPad Closer Than Ever

It’s pretty much a given that next week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference will bring new versions of MacOS and iOS. The real question is just how much convergence there will be between the 2 operating systems. From a report: The Mac remains popular even as the bulk of Apple’s business is now selling phones and…

Researcher Exploits Microsoft’s Notepad to ‘Pop a Shell’

Google Project Zero researcher unearths a bug in Microsoft’s Notepad Windows application. …read more Source:: Threatpost

The Dark Side of Dark Mode

Apple, which has already introduced “dark mode” in macOS, is widely expected to replicate this in its mobile operating system iOS this year. The move comes as a number of technology companies introduce dark mode in their apps and operating systems. But is it something everyone wants? TidBITS: When text is white on a black…

Make Your Own Old School LED Displays

We live in an era in which all manner of displays are cheap and readily available. A few dollars spent online can net you a two-line alphanumeric LCD, a graphical OLED screen, or all manner of other options. Years ago however, people made do with little monolithic LED devices. [sjm4306] wanted to recreate something similar,…

Apple to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, report says – CNET

How much information do these apps need? …read more Source:: CNet