CES 2019: Apple Sure Is Riding a Very High Privacy Horse in Vegas

With the Consumer Electronics Show just days away, a very curious billboard has surfaced in Las Vegas that prominently touts Apple’s privacy standards. Playing to city’s own infamous tagline, it reads: “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.” Read More >>

Twitter Alerts Some Users to ‘Unusual’ Data Leak

Today Twitter alerted select users affected by a November bug with one of its support forms. So far the company has declined to provide an estimate for how many accounts potentially had data exposed. Read More >>

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Turkish President Says Recording of Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Has Been Sent to Saudi Arabia, Britain and Other Allies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has provided a recording of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. Read More >>

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Listen to the Sound That US Diplomats Heard When Attacked by a ‘Sonic Device’ in Cuba

The steady trickle of information about the strange case of attacks on US diplomats in Cuba through alleged “sonic devices” continues. On Thursday, the Associated Press released what it claims are recordings of the sounds that diplomats heard before experiencing mild brain damage and hearing loss. And you can listen to them! Read More >>

US Lawmakers Demand to Know More About Equifax’s Plan to Assist Victims of Humongous Breach

House Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in their joint effort to uncover precisely what Equifax knew prior to revealing its data breach last month. That effort continued on Wednesday as lawmakers sought to learn more about what the embattled credit agency is doing to aid the roughly 145 million victims of this self-imposed calamity. Read More >>

Israeli Intelligence Reportedly Watched Russia Use Kaspersky Anti-Virus as Hackers’ ‘Search Tool’

Following a ban on Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus software for use by the US federal government, the Wall Street Journal reported that officials believe hackers used the software to steal sensitive NSA documents. On Wednesday, the story deepened with reports that the US government was tipped off by Israeli intelligence after its spies observed Russian agents using the software as a personal back door. Read More >>

North Korea Reportedly Hacked US-South Korean War Plans, Including How to Take Down Kim Jong-un

With a top Senate Republican warning that US leadership is edging us toward World War III, it’ll bring no one comfort to learn South Korean authorities believe that hackers working for the government of North Korea managed to steal highly-classified documents that included wartime contingency plans that were drawn up in 2015. Read More >>