Unchecked, the expanding proliferation of surveillance cameras, coupled with constant improvements in facial recognition technology, can create a surveillance infrastructure that the government and big companies can use to track everywhere we go in public places, including who we are with and what we are doing.
Two new reports from eSentire and Proofpoint show that that as online threats remain an issue, user security leaves much to be desired. The mismatch between the danger of cyberthreats and lack of user readiness could leave individuals or businesses at risk of serious losses to data or property.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called Threats to Precision Agriculture warns against the cybersecurity risks faced by the emerging technologies being adopted by the agricultural industry.
With the launch of Amazon Prime Day, many users are complaining about Amazon.com outages where they are unable to login to the site, getting errors that shows dog images, or links just redirecting you back to the same page.
Yahoo announced today that its Yahoo Messenger chat program is being discontinued on Juy 17th 2018. They are now directing users towards their Squirrel chat app that is currently in beta.
Microsoft announced this morning that they are purchasing the source-code repository site GitHub for $7.5 billion USD in Microsoft stock. While rumors have been circulating since Friday, today is the first official confirmation that the acquisition is taking place.
Three years ago it was revealed that Automatic tank gauges at approximately 5,000 US gas stations were exposed on the Internet, without password protection. Currently, according to a recent scan, 5,635 gas stations with the same vulnerability have been found.
Microsoft said this week it plans to extend and enforce the new GDPR privacy protections to all of its customers, not just those based in EU countries.
Adobe announced yesterday plans to buy the Magento e-commerce platform for $1.68 billion. While the Magento brand is mostly known for the open source online store CMS of the same name, Adobe was mostly interested in Magento Commerce, an online-store-as-a-service platform.
Google has agreed to create a fund of 11 million dollars as part of a a class action settlement for terminating or disabling a publisher's Adsense accounts, but not paying out any balances that the publisher had at the time.
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announced yesterday a consumer protection settlement between DropBox and the Alameda, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sonoma Counties in California over auto-renewing of paid subscriptions.
Today the U.S. Senate held a vote on reinstating Net Neutrality protections that is currently scheduled by the FCC to be repealed in June 2018. With a vote of 52 for keeping Net Neutrality and 47 against, the Senate has, for now, been able to prevent the repeal of the Net Neutrality rules.
IBM has allegedly issued a worldwide ban against the the use of removable drives, including Flash, USB, and SD cards, to transfer data. This new policy is being instituted to prevent confidential and sensitive information from being leaked due to misplaced or unsecured storage devices.
As part of its 8-K filing to the SEC, Equifax has unveiled the full extent of their massive 2017 146 million data breach. With the huge amount of people affected, almost half of all Americans, and the massive media exposure, hopefully most victims have been proactive in monitoring their credit to make sure no funny business is going.
Included in the Live Nation's first quarter 2018 financial results released last week, was a small mention that they have partnered with and invested in a facial recognition company called Blink Identity. Live Nation's plan is to use this technology to allow ticket holders to gain access to shows using facial recognition.
Last Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported that the company brought in close to $150 billion in revenue and $34 billion in earnings for the first half of the fiscal year. The iPhone played prominently in Apple's revenue as the company drew approximately two-thirds of its revenue from the iPhone portfolio.
With the launch of Unicef AU's TheHopepage.org, we may have seen the first good use for CoinHive's in-browser mining. Using an opt-in CoinHive in-browser mining page, Unicef is hoping that users will sacrifice some of their CPU for charities and it looks like it is paying off.
Companies using SAP systems for their business software infrastructure might want to review some of their servers' settings for a configuration that if left in its default state will let an attacker gain access to a company's business data.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has fined Yahoo (or what's left of the company) $35 million for failing to disclose a massive security breach that took place in 2014.