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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Samsung says it won't refurbish Note7s, choosing to “safely dispose” of them, which creates waste, loses rare earth elements, and could harm the environment   —  Lost in the hype about Samsung permanently pulling the plug on its exploding phone is this: The failure of the Galaxy Note 7 …
Oct 12, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Greg Sandoval / Motherboard:
France's transportation department launches Le.Taxi, a confusing platform that hosts cab-hailing apps from taxi companies; most taxi apps compare poorly to Uber   —  France's ailing taxi industry is supposed to benefit from a new government-funded mobile platform designed to help traditional cabs compete with ride-hailing service Uber.
Oct 10, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Source: email scanner installed after government order was not a modified spam filter; Yahoo's security team thought it was a rootkit when they discovered it   —  The spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a …
Oct 7, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Bruce Schneier / Motherboard:
Internet of things devices, which are often impossible to patch, will remain insecure unless government steps in to regulate the industry   —  Brian Krebs is a popular reporter on the cybersecurity beat.  He regularly exposes cybercriminals and their tactics, and consequently is regularly a target of their ire.
Oct 7, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Twitter refuses Turkish court order to block the account of noted DC journalist Mahir Zeynalov; despite refusal, Zeynalov predicts his account will be censored   —  A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.”
Sep 27, 2016, 2:25 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
ICANN to change DNSSEC master key for the first time; new 2048-bit key will appear in DNS on July 11, 2017   —  Soon, one of the most important cryptographic key pairs on the internet will be changed for the first time.  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) …
Sep 20, 2016, 7:10 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Adult site Brazzers forum hacked, 800K account details leaked including emails, usernames and plaintext passwords   —  Nearly 800,000 accounts for popular porn site Brazzers have been exposed in a data breach.  Although the data originated from the company's separate forum …
Sep 7, 2016, 7:15 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
ACLU files motion to unseal court docket sheet containing the search warrant for FBI's mass hacking of TorMail users' systems, to ascertain scope of campaign   —  Mass hacking is now one of the FBI's established tactics for fighting crime on the dark web.  In February 2015 …
Sep 6, 2016, 6:15 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Suspect arrested for allegedly hacking Linux Kernel Organization and Linux Foundation servers in 2011   —  A computer programmer from South Florida was arrested last week for allegedly hacking into servers related to the Linux operating system, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday.
Sep 3, 2016, 7:20 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Apple issues patch for desktop Safari browser and OS X to fix zero-day vulnerabilities, which are similar to those used in NSO's iOS attack discovered last week   —  Apple has issued an urgent security update to fix critical vulnerabilities in the laptop and desktop version of the Safari browser …
Sep 1, 2016, 7:55 PMIn context

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