Archive for June, 2019

GoFundMe is an increasingly popular way to raise money to cover medical expenses, where storytelling and personal connections often play a crucial role (Nathan Heller/New Yorker)

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Nathan Heller / New Yorker:GoFundMe is an increasingly popular way to raise money to cover medical expenses, where storytelling and personal connections often play a crucial role  —  When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most...

Jetson, a new prototype developed for the Pentagon, can identify people up to 200 meters away by analyzing their heartbeat using an infrared laser (David Hambling/MIT Technology Review)

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David Hambling / MIT Technology Review:Jetson, a new prototype developed for the Pentagon, can identify people up to 200 meters away by analyzing their heartbeat using an infrared laser  —  The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac...

Two US cities opt to pay $1m to ransomware operators

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A few days apart, two cities in Florida cave in to extortionists’ demands in hopes of restoring access to municipal computer systems The post Two US cities opt to pay $1m to ransomware operators appeared first on WeLiveSecurity Powered by...

Stopping stalkerware: What needs to change?

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What technology makers and others can – and should – do to counter the kind of surveillance that starts at home The post Stopping stalkerware: What needs to change? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity Powered by WPeMatico

Researchers say hackers have been stealing massive amounts of call records from over ten cell network providers worldwide to conduct targeted surveillance (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:Researchers say hackers have been stealing massive amounts of call records from over ten cell network providers worldwide to conduct targeted surveillance  —  At least 10 cell networks have been hacked over the past seven years  — ...

Google was never really serious about tablets, with years of scattershot reboots; its decision to stop making tablets was rational but could be shortsighted (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:Google was never really serious about tablets, with years of scattershot reboots; its decision to stop making tablets was rational but could be shortsighted  —  Google’s getting out of the tablet hardware business, canceling two different...

NASA says it was hacked in April 2018 via an unauthorized Raspberry Pi on the network; hackers had access for nearly a year, stealing Mars mission-related data (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:NASA says it was hacked in April 2018 via an unauthorized Raspberry Pi on the network; hackers had access for nearly a year, stealing Mars mission-related data  —  NASA described the hackers as an “advanced persistent threat,”...

FATF says its members, including US and EU countries, should adopt regulations within 12 months requiring crypto exchanges share customer info when moving funds (Anna Baydakova/CoinDesk)

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Anna Baydakova / CoinDesk:FATF says its members, including US and EU countries, should adopt regulations within 12 months requiring crypto exchanges share customer info when moving funds  —  A powerful intergovernmental organization devoted to combating money laundering and terrorism financing...

Leaked Microsoft memo says Slack, AWS, Google Docs, PagerDuty, and even GitHub are prohibited or discouraged from internal use, primarily over security concerns (GeekWire)

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GeekWire:Leaked Microsoft memo says Slack, AWS, Google Docs, PagerDuty, and even GitHub are prohibited or discouraged from internal use, primarily over security concerns  —  As Slack makes its stock market debut, there’s a major company that won’t be allowing its...

Researchers find Airbnb likely removed 31K homes from Canada’s rental market in 2018, or 1.5% of residences built for the rental market (Globe and Mail)

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Globe and Mail:Researchers find Airbnb likely removed 31K homes from Canada’s rental market in 2018, or 1.5% of residences built for the rental market  —  Short-term rental sites are ‘having rather large impacts on our housing markets,’ McGill researchers say...