Android should let users deny and revoke permissions; Apple should let people encrypt Icloud backups, Twitter should end-to-end encrypt DMs; all these and more appear on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s #FixItAlready page, which calls out Big Tech’s biggest players for their biggest security and privacy fumbles, and explains in clear terms why these changes are needed.
Researchers from Dojo/Bullguard investigated the security model of the Ring smart doorbell — made by Amazon — and discovered that the video was sent “in the clear” (without encryption) meaning that people on the same network as the doorbell, or on the same network as one of its owners, can easily tap into its feeds.
Last October, Bloomberg published a blockbuster story claiming that some of the largest tech companies in the world, as well as sensitive US government and military systems, had been attacked through minute hardware implants that had been inserted at a subcontractor facility during the manufacture of servers from the world’s leading server company, Supermicro.
Many companies use private APIs to manage their A/B tests of experimental products and approaches; by grabbing the calls that mobile apps make to these APIs, Jon Luca was able to figure out all kinds of sensitive information about companies’ future plans, from the way Lyft steers customers towards credit cards that are cheaper to […]
If you love to travel, you love reminiscing about the places you’ve been. Aside from the photos, you might turn maps into keepsakes, putting pins or stickers onto each country you’ve visited. World Travel Tracker Scratch Off Maps® take that pastime and ramp up the fun, making it easy to keep tabs on your adventures […]
If you gave up on playing the piano as a kid, don’t despair. Things have come a long way since those drills that had you playing “Chopsticks” endlessly. Take Pianoforall, for instance. This innovative new system lets students play keys right away, learning the structure of the music by playing rhythm-style hits. The 10-hour course […]
As big companies wrangle an ever-increasing amount of data, the applications for deep learning grow – and so do the job opportunities. If you’ve got a working knowledge of Python, all you need are the tools to start making data work for you. Get up to speed on the science and code behind the field […]