How Technology and Politics Are Changing #Spycraft

Interesting article about how traditional nation-based #spycraft is changing. Basically, the Internet makes it increasingly possible to generate a good cover story; cell phone and other electronic #surveillance techniques make tracking people easier, and machine learning will make all of this automatic. Meanwhile, Western countries have new laws and norms that put them at a […]

PoC Exploit For Unpatched #Windows 10 #0Day Flaw Published Online

An anonymous hacker with an online alias “SandboxEscaper” today released proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Windows 10 operating system—that’s his/her 5th publicly disclosed #Windows zero-day exploit [1, 2, 3] in less than a year. Published on #GitHub, the new Windows 10 zero-day vulnerability is a privilege escalation issue that could […]

#Cybersecurity jobs: Which roles are most in demand and have the best pay?

Demand for tech staff who specialize in cybersecurity is increasing rapidly, with a 15 percent increase in job ads for workers with this skill set between 2017 and 2018. TechRepublic cheat sheet The job title with the most demand is that of ‘IT security specialist’, which has nearly three times as much demand among employers […]

#UK’s planned Espionage Act will crack down on Brit #Snowdens’, Huawei

Obscure legal doc catapulted to prominence by Home Sec #UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced an Espionage Bill, charging ahead with new laws intended to criminalize any British copycats of Edward Snowden – and allowing a future crackdown on Huawei.… Source: UK’s planned Espionage Act will crack down on Brit Snowdens, Huawei

Thanks to #Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You Closer Than Ever

Among the mega-corporations that surveil you, your cellphone carrier has always been one of the keenest monitors, in constant contact with the one small device you keep on you at almost every moment. A confidential #Facebook document reviewed by The #Intercept shows that the social network courts carriers, along with phone makers — some 100 […]

#CWA calls on #Congress to invest in infrastructure and broadband

#CWA, along with a coalition of some of the nation’s largest unions and environmental groups, is calling on leaders of the #US House and Senate to move forward swiftly with a robust and ambitious plan to rebuild and transform America’s infrastructure, including broadband. If done right, this plan would boost the US economy and create […]

The #AndroidQ beta program is already fragmented

The hoops you jump through depend on who made your phone. Like we saw with Android P, the beta program that provides early access to Android Q is available for more than just Pixel phones. That’s really cool for a couple of reasons: not every developer can afford a Pixel phone or wants a Pixel […]

[Update: #Qualcomm, #Intel, #Broadcom break ties too and Huawei responds] #Google has reportedly revoked #Huawei’s #Android license

Update 1 (5/20/19 @ 5:10 AM EST): After Google, chipmakers Qualcomm, Intel, Xilinx, and Broadcom announce that they’ll break trade ties with Huawei. Update 2 (5/20/19 @ 5:15 AM EST): Huawei responds. Huawei is among the most valued Chinese companies and also one which has an empire fanning out in all directions. Besides claiming the […]

How tech companies are shaping the rules governing #AI

In early April, the European Commission published guidelines intended to keep any artificial intelligence technology used on the EU’s 500 million citizens trustworthy. The bloc’s commissioner for digital economy and society, #Bulgaria’s Mariya Gabriel, called them “a solid foundation based on #EU values.” One of the 52 experts who worked on the guidelines argues that […]

#Huawei responds to #Android ban

Fresh off the sledgehammer blow of having its #Android license revoked by #Google in response to #US government demands, #Huawei has issued its first, limited response, which leaves more questions open than it answers. In a statement emailed to The #Verge, Huawei underscores its contributions to the growth of Android globally — which most recently […]