Month: December 2016

Visit POMM next week at CES 2017: Booth#22042 LVCC, South1

Visit POMM next week at CES 2017: Booth#22042  LVCC, South1 POMMTM offers the long awaited simple, patented solution that will allow you to keep private matters private whenever you use your smartphone! Very simply, POMMTM is a smartphone add-on device that allows its owner to store, download and deliver classified or personal data, such as …

China’s New Cybersecurity Law Rattles Foreign Tech Firms

BEIJING—China’s government has approved a broad new cybersecurity law aimed at tightening and centralizing state control over information flows and technology equipment, raising concerns among foreign companies operating in the country. The law, passed by the standing committee of China’s rubber-stamp parliament and made public on Monday, says agencies and enterprises must improve their ability …

PREDICTION: The internet will shut down for 24 hours next year

It’s December, that time of the year when many industry experts make all sorts of predictions for the year ahead. But one prophecy caught Business Insider’s eye: The whole internet will shut down for 24 hours. The dire forecast comes from the US technology security vendor LogRhythm. According to James Carder, the company’s chief information …

An ad fraud scam called ‘Methbot’ has allegedly been costing online advertisers up to $5 million a day

A sophisticated Russian hacking operation dubbed “Methbot” has been defrauding online video advertisers by producing massive volumes of fraudulent non-human video advertising impressions, ad fraud detection company White Ops has exposed according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s the single most profitable bot operation discovered to date, White Ops says. Cofounder and CEO of White Ops …

U.S. House Judiciary Committee determines encryption backdoors against national interests

In a rebuke to the anti-encryption campaign waged by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation–with Apple as a target–the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Encryption Working Group issued a report today stating “any measure that weakens encryption works against the national interest.” In a bipartisan report, the group observed that “any measure that weakens encryption works …

Why online privacy matters — and how to protect yours?

Christopher Soghoian of the ACLU talks privacy, security and why you should put a sticker on your webcam right now, in conversation with investigative journalist Will Potter. As the principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union, Christopher Soghoian (TED talk: How to avoid surveillance … with the phone in your pocket) spends much of his time thinking …

Latest Yahoo Hack Is the Largest Data Breach To Date

More than one billion Yahoo accounts were affected by a recently discovered data breach dating back to 2013. The incident, which Yahoo informed the public of on Wednesday, is likely distinct from the one the company had disclosed in September, meaning that Yahoo has fallen victim to the two largest (known) data breaches to date. …

How Wearable Tech Could Spark A New Privacy Revolution

Fears over privacy are nothing new. As users began to see the sheer availability of information online, and the amount of personal data being seen and used by tech companies, they became rightly concerned over how much information would be available to companies and individuals, and how that information would be used. The increasing stream …

Google is trying to reinvent the emergency contact form for the smartphone era

The search giant on Monday unveiled a new app called Trusted Contacts, which aims to keep you safe in dicey situations — anything from a natural disaster to a walk home on a dark street. The app, only available for now on phonesrunning Google’s Android mobile software, allows you to give certain people you trust …