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Huawei files patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Communications

Huawei files patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Communications

Huawei has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Communications in U.S. District Court. The Chinese telecommunications equipment giant wants Verizon to compensate it for the use of technology it says are covered by 12 Huawei patents, includin…

Virgin Orbit teams with ISI on rapid response satellite launch services for intelligence customers

Small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit is teaming up with Israel’s ImageSat International (ISI) to develop a launch services that would be able to deliver small satellite-based Earth observation on remarkably short notice, basically anywhere in the world…

ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location data to track suspected illegal immigrants. “DHS should not be accessing our location infor…

Facebook pushes EU for dilute and fuzzy Internet content rules

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Europe this week — attending a security conference in Germany over the weekend where he spoke about the kind of regulation he’d like applied to his platform ahead of a slate of planned meetings with digital heavyweights …

Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B

Dell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners. RSA came to D…

Hold on, there’s another ‘final’ Windows 7 update

Apparently the phrase “what is dead may never die” isn’t limited to Westeros. Just a few weeks after releasing what it said were the final security updates for Windows 7, Microsoft had to release yet another update because of a small wallpaper glitch. Microso…

Analysis: China’s massive security state is being used to crack down on coronavirus

As Chinese authorities struggle to contain the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, they are increasingly turning to a sophisticated authoritarian playbook honed over decades of cracking down on dissidents to enforce quarantines and lockdowns across the country.

Next version of Chrome brings web AR and NFC to more users

Google is close to making some cutting edge web tech more accessible. The internet giant has released a Chrome 81 beta for Android, Linux, Mac and Windows that adds WebXR support for browser-based augmented reality. Web developers now have a fairly straightfo…

Ring makes two-factor sign-in mandatory for its video doorbells, security cameras – CNET

Ring makes two-factor sign-in mandatory for its video doorbells, security cameras – CNET

The Amazon-owned maker of smart doorbells says it’s tightening privacy and security.

Ring Finally Rolls Out Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication After Privacy Scandals

Following scandals involving hijacked camera feeds the company blamed on its users and leaky data, Amazon-owned Ring is making two-factor authentication mandatory on its devices. As of this week, users will have to input a one-time, six-digit code via email …

Clearview AI Wants To Sell Its Facial Recognition To Authoritarian Regimes

popcornfan679 shares a report from Buzzfeed: Clearview has been touting a “rapid international expansion” to prospective clients using a map that highlights how it either has expanded, or plans to expand, to at least 22 more countries, some of which have comm…

US Gov’t Buys Location Data For Millions of Cellphones

America’s government “has reportedly acquired access to a commercial database that tracks the movements of millions of cellphones in the U.S.,” reports CNET. “The data is being used for immigration and border enforcement, according to sources and documents re…

CDC director: Novel coronavirus ‘is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year’

As an outbreak of a novel coronavirus has swept through Hubei province, China, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been preparing for its worst case scenario — a widespread outbreak of illnesses in the United States.

Surprise, Ring for Android reportedly shares your data with third parties

More bad news about Ring. A new report says the Android version of the app is sending user data to third parties. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a respected digital civil liberties nonprofit, made the revelation on Monday. According to its report, …

FBI Identifies Man Who Saved Baby During El Paso Walmart Shooting

Lazaro Ponce, a man seen on video saving a baby during a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people has been identified

AI License Plate Readers Are Cheaper—So Drive Carefully

Police can add computer-vision software to ordinary security cameras for as little as $50 a month.


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A Crucial Vote on the Surveillance Bill

A Crucial Vote on the Surveillance Bill

Cracking down on the abuses of Americans’ privacy is important enough to pass the USA Freedom Act now, instead of waiting for the next Congress.

Attorney general defends surveillance

Ousted Credit Suisse CEO Thiam to collect up to $30 million: sources

Ousted Credit Suisse CEO Thiam to collect up to $30 million: sources

Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, ousted over a spying scandal, stands to collect as much as 30 million Swiss francs ($30 million) after resigning this month, two people familiar with the matter said.

Hawaii police seek fruit thieves who stole $1K worth of durian and other exotics

Police on the Big Island of Hawaii are looking for fruit bandits who made off with about $1,000 in exotic fruit, including 18 or so durian — the spiky fruit with a mega stinky smell and a taste some people crave. The smell of durian fruit’s pale yellow flesh…

3 privacy issues to consider before bringing an Amazon Echo into your house

Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicized issues with privacy. Whether it is the amount of data they collect or the fact that they reportedly pay employees and, at times, external contractors from all over the world to listen to rec…

Google isn’t going to give the government user data unless they pay for it, report says – CNET

Google told The New York Times that data fees were meant to offset the costs of complying with warrants and subpoenas.

Google Is Going to Charge Cops for Your Data

Google announced that it was going to start charging law enforcement authorities for legal data disclosure requests, such as subpoenas and search warrants, related to its users. The company receives thousands of petitions from authorities every year and has d…

NYPD to Launch a Totally Reliable iOS App to Log Police Activity That Will Definitely Work as Intended

The New York Police Department is replacing the memo books used by over 30,000 officers to track everything from patrol assignments and 911 calls to arrest records with an iOS app, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Read more…

Chinese subways are using artificial intelligence facial recognition scanners to help detect whether people have coronavirus

REUTERS/Stringer In Beijing, China, subway passengers are being screen en masse for symptoms of coronavirus by artificial technology and temperature scanners. Two Chinese tech companies have rolled out AI and infrared-scanning devices in the city. Beijing off…

Should tech giants slam the encryption door on the government?

Reuters reported yesterday, citing six sources familiar with the matter, that the FBI pressured Apple into dropping a feature that would allow users to encrypt iPhone backups stored in Apple’s cloud. The decision to abandon plans to end-to-end encrypt iCloud-…