Google staff reportedly refused to work on government security tool

Google staff reportedly refused to work on government security tool

Bloomberg reports today that earlier this year, a group of Google employees refused to work on a security tool that would have opened up more military contracts to the company. The tool in question is air gap technology that would be key to the development of…

Security researcher bypasses iPhone’s limit on passcode attempts

It’s not easy breaking into a locked iPhone. Try too many times and you can get locked out for years, even decades, or lose the device’s data altogether. That’s why law enforcement had to put pressure on Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, an…

Intel’s latest Core processors have serious security flaws

Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard “Management Engine,” which has multiple holes that could let remote attackers run malicious software…

Homeland Security claims DJI drones are spying for China

A memo from the Los Angeles office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau (ICE) has been making the rounds and it states some pretty bold claims about drone-maker DJI. The memo, which was apparently issued in August, says that the officials assess …

Apple’s High Sierra security patch affected Mac file sharing

Apple’s latest update for macOS High Sierra hasn’t gone well. As revealed earlier this week, the update included a bug that made it pretty easy for anyone to gain admin rights to your Mac — an obvious privacy concern. Apple rolled out a patch for the issue, …

Tokyo Olympics will use facial recognition to bolster security

It’s official: the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will use facial recognition as a security measure, confirming a 2017 report that the organizing committee was considering its use. You don’t have to worry about your privacy as a spectator, since it will only be used for…

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