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Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Global Voices pans Facebook's Free Basics after studying app in six markets, finding broad data collection and weaknesses in languages and local content   —  Free Basics, built for developing markets, focuses on ‘western corporate content’ and violates net neutrality principles, researchers say
Jul 30, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Last year a Facebook bug exposed the personal profiles of 1,000+ content moderators to administrators of the groups with removed terrorist content   —  A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding - and he still lives in constant fear for his safety
Jun 16, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Cybersecurity researcher @MalwareTechBlog accidentally finds kill switch to stop spread of WannaCry malware by registering domain hardcoded into malware   —  Expert who stopped spread of attack by activating software's ‘kill switch’ says criminals will ‘change the code and start again’
May 12, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Facial recognition databases used by FBI have photos of about half of US adults without consent; algorithm for matches more likely to misidentify black people   —  Database contains photos of half of US adults without consent, and algorithm is wrong nearly 15% of time and is more likely to misidentify black people
Mar 27, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Olivia Solon / Guardian:
US district court rules Facebook must refund in-app purchases made by minors in the US should they or their parents request it   —  California court ruled in favor of parents who filed lawsuit after children unknowingly spent hundreds of dollars on Facebook virtual currency for games
Jul 29, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / Guardian:
DARPA's upcoming $2M Cyber Grand Challenge wants teams to build AI-based hacking software that can exploit rival teams' vulnerabilities while fixing their own   —  These engineers are developing artificially intelligent hackers  —  In a sign of the autonomous security of the future …
Mar 5, 2016, 10:25 PMIn context
Olivia Solon / Bloomberg Business:
Cyber-Extortionists Targeting the Financial Sector Are Demanding Bitcoin Ransoms   —  ‘DD4BC’ is is carrying out a string of attacks.  Should companies cough up?  —  A cybercriminal group going by the name “DD4BC” is blackmailing financial institutions, threatening to take down their customer websites unless …
Sep 10, 2015, 4:30 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / Bloomberg Business:
VW suppressed research for two years about a security flaw letting hackers steal some VW, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Fiat vehicles; fix requires new hardware   —  VW Has Spent Two Years Trying to Hide a Big Security Flaw  —  Got a VW, Fiat, Audi, Ferrari, Porsche or Maserati?
Aug 14, 2015, 11:55 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / Wired.co.uk:
MIT researchers develop algorithm that searches for and identifies human actions in videos   —  Algorithm searches for human actions in videos  —  An algorithm has been developed to automatically recognise human gestures or activities in videos in order to describe what is taking place.
Jun 3, 2014, 4:25 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / Wired.co.uk:
You can't beat politics with technology, says Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde   —  Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde spoke to Wired.co.uk about the problems with the file-sharing website in its current form, the “imminent death” of peer-to-peer and the centralised services that leave us open to NSA surveillance.
Nov 19, 2013, 5:45 AMIn context

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