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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Zoom issues a new update to fix its “malware-like” macOS installer   —  A quick fix just two days after Zoom CEO responded on Twitter  —  Zoom is facing a variety of privacy and security issues this week, and the company is already responding to some of them rather quickly.
Apr 2, 2020, 3:55 PMIn context
Nikitha Sattiraju / Bloomberg:
A look at Google's US data center water usage, which it tries to keep secret: an estimated 2.3B gallons in three states in 2019, some with water shortages   —  In August 2019, the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association built a 16-foot pyramid of jugs in its main entrance in Phoenix.
Apr 1, 2020, 12:08 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Zoom's marketing and product make the claim that it uses “end-to-end encryption”, but video and audio content from meetings is not end-to-end encrypted   —  Zoom, the video conferencing service whose use has spiked amid the Covid-19 pandemic, claims to implement end-to-end encryption …
Mar 31, 2020, 11:05 AMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Personal information of nearly 5M citizens of the country of Georgia leaked, including home addresses, dates of birth, ID numbers, and mobile phone numbers   —  A file containing personal information for 4,934,863 Georgians has been published on a hacker forum over the weekend.
Mar 30, 2020, 12:30 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says Chromium Edge is getting Vertical Tabs, Smart Copy to help you copy web content into docs, Password Monitor to alert users of stolen credentials   —  Microsoft today announced upcoming features for its Edge browser based on Google's Chromium open source project, the same browser Google's Chrome is based on.
Mar 30, 2020, 12:10 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook's security team had disinfo concerns about The Daily Wire's sites in 2019, clashing with the policy team, which prevented action being taken   —  After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the tech giants are careening from crisis to crisis as their foes change tactics.
Mar 29, 2020, 9:20 PMIn context
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian:
Data from a whistleblower appears to show Saudi Arabia tracking the location of its citizens in the US by exploiting flaws in the SS7 phone network protocol   —  Exclusive: Whistleblower's data suggests millions of tracking requests sent over four-month period
Mar 29, 2020, 8:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Profile of DJI, which has a 77% share of the US consumer drone market but is in a precarious spot amid US-China trade war, fraud accusations, COVID-19 pandemic   —  China's flashiest global brand has a 77% share of America's consumer drone sales.  It also has to deal with coronavirus …
Mar 29, 2020, 5:00 AMIn context
Financial Times:
An in-depth look at China's New IP proposal, whose plans are being spearheaded by Richard Li, chief scientist at Futurewei, Huawei's California-based R&D arm   —  Huawei is developing the technology for a new network.  But what does this mean for the rights of users?
Mar 29, 2020, 1:55 AMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Booz Allen report details 200+ cyber operations by Russia's GRU between 2004 and 2019, shows attack patterns can be predicted based on Russian military doctrine   —  Booz Allen: Russia uses its GRU military hackers following predictable patterns based on a public military doctrine.
Mar 28, 2020, 9:20 PMIn context

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