articles tagged: cybersecurity
why the first thing you should do with the tiktok app is uninstall it
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why the first thing you should do with the tiktok app is uninstall it

While most apps you use today collect a lot of data, TikTok goes far beyond normal logging and location services, and straight into the realm of spyware.

why the earn it act is a backdoor for a digital police state
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why the earn it act is a backdoor for a digital police state

With the EARN IT bill, politicians are unwittingly and stubbornly putting us at greater risk from criminals and terrorists while insisting they’re just trying to protect us.

world of weird things podcast: how ignorant politicians could supercharge hackers
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world of weird things podcast: how ignorant politicians could supercharge hackers

If we compromise encryption standards used to secure almost everything we do electronically, we'll catch more criminals. But we'll also create millions more by giving them easy targets.

actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions
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actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions

Resistance to Huawei's technology being implemented across the world for new 5G networks isn't xenophobia or tech feudalism. It's a sober stance based on China's behavior.

how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve
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how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve

Law enforcement agencies can’t wait to deploy facial recognition AI in daily policing, and pressuring lawmakers to get out of their way. But their zeal for face-seeking AI can easily backfire.

why and how we’re building and securing the quantum internet
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why and how we’re building and securing the quantum internet

In the next ten years or so, your internet experience will be the same as today. But that internet may be built on complex quantum interactions instead of bits and bytes flying between routers and servers.

welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things
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welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things

Gadgets connected to the internet and controlled by apps are everywhere, even in things that don’t need to be linked global communication networks. Unfortunately, they’re not working out well for us...

digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet
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digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet

Threatened by the open, permissive architecture of the internet, Russia is doing a dry run at building its own. If it succeeds, the effects on the global economy and geopolitics would be far-reaching and unsettling.

australia declares war on digital security, demands encryption backdoor
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australia declares war on digital security, demands encryption backdoor

Australian lawmakers stunned the country’s techies by passing a law requiring them to help law enforcement snoop on encrypted data on request, and putting e-commerce and basic digital security at risk.

world of weird things podcast: cyber weapons
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world of weird things podcast: cyber weapons

Killer drones and hackable weapons and easy targets for spies, oh my...

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