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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US Consumer Review Fairness Act passes, voids ToS gag clauses under which companies could sue or impose penalties for users who post negative reviews   —  Consumer Review Fairness Act bans customer gag clauses, awaits Obama signature.  —  Congress has passed a law protecting the right …
Dec 5, 2016, 7:35 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC reaches preliminary conclusion that AT&T is violating net neutrality with DirecTV data cap exemption   —  Verizon also in trouble with FCC over charging competitors for zero-rating.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has reached a preliminary conclusion that AT&T …
Dec 2, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
AirDroid, a remote management app with 10M+ Play Store downloads, uses a static and easily detectable encryption key leaving users vulnerable to MITM attacks   —  For six months, the remote management app has opened users to code-execution attacks.  —  For at least the past six months …
Dec 2, 2016, 6:00 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Avalanche, a 7-year-old botnet used for malware and phishing attacks, dismantled in global cyber operation; officials sinkhole 800K domains, seize 50 servers   —  At one point, Avalanche network was responsible for two-thirds of all phishing attacks.  —  [Update, 3:00 PM EDT …
Dec 1, 2016, 8:50 PMIn context
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Geohot's startup Comma.ai open sources its self-driving software, Open Pilot, and its plans for compatible hardware, Comma Neo   —  Highway safety regulators called, so Hotz opted to offer a product with less liability.  —  In Silicon Valley, hacker George Hotz gained fast fame after being the first to unlock an iPhone.
Nov 30, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla and Tor release update for Firefox zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize users   —  Critical code-execution flaw resides in Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Patch now.  —  Developers with both Mozilla and Tor have published browser updates that patch …
Nov 30, 2016, 6:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Gooligan, new Android malware found in 86 apps in 3rd-party marketplaces, has compromised 1M+ Google accounts to date, targeting versions 4 and 5 of Android   —  86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones.  —  Researchers say they've uncovered a family …
Nov 30, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla is working to patch a Firefox zero-day in the wild that is being used to unmask Tor users; vulnerability is similar to the one used by the FBI in 2013   —  Publicly released exploit works reliably against a wide range of Firefox versions.  —  There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's …
Nov 30, 2016, 1:40 AMIn context
Ars Technica:
Best 2016 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and other electronics and software   —  Greetings, Arsians!  It's Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year!  Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains …
Nov 28, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
One of Trump's advisers on FCC, Mark Jamison, argued last month that the agency should only regulate radio spectrum licenses, scale back all other functions   —  FCC should handle spectrum licenses, but nothing else, Trump advisor wrote.  —  A Donald Trump advisor who will help set …
Nov 27, 2016, 10:50 PMIn context

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