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Your phone is not secretly spying on your conversations. It doesn't need to.

Recode Northeastern University researchers Dave Choffnes and Christo Wilson (mostly) debunk the internet’s favorite conspiracy theory on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.

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Hackers account for 90% of login attempts at online retailers

Quartz Hackers apply stolen data in a flood of login attempts, called 'credential stuffing.' They target bank accounts, airline miles, and even online grocery sites.

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A customer complaint about Google Cloud went viral last week, and now Google is doing damage control to 'ensure this does not happen again' h/t @mitchwagner

INSIDER Google Cloud will examine the way its systems respond when they detect fraudulent activity. In one recent case, Google threatened to shut down the internet services of an energy-monitoring system.

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Civic Tech in a Time of Technopessimism

The Atlantic "Code for America" provides an example of how tech could change its ways

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13 Useful New Features Hidden in the iOS 12 Beta

Field Guide You may have heard that there’s a new version of iOS on the way, bringing with it Group FaceTime and a bunch of other cool stuff. Each iOS update ushers in more new features than Apple can cover in a keynote though, so we took a dive into the first iOS 12 developer preview to see what else is coming down the line.

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How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

The Nation The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.

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F.B.I.'s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

NYTimes.com Hundreds of thousands of home and office routers have been infected by the malware, which was created by the same group that hacked the Democratic National Committee.

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150 Million Users Of The MyFitnessPal App Had Their Data Stolen By A Third Party

BuzzFeed Under Armour, the owner of the food and nutrition application and website, recently learned that an unauthorized party acquired users' usernames, email addresses and passwords.

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People are really worried about IoT data privacy and security

Network World Despite rising spending on IoT security, consumers and businesses are right to worry about how data will be used and protected.

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Facebook's Privacy Problem Isn't Just Likes: It's Phone Calls and Texts

Inc.com Can you trust having the Facebook app on your phone any longer?

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The Most Cost-Efficient Inkjet Printers

Consumer Reports Looking for a printer that performs all sorts of tasks without drowning you in ink costs? Consult this Consumer Reports list of the most cost-efficient inkjet printers.

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How to use the Magnifier on iPhone and iPad

iMore How can you use your iPhone to more easily see the world around you? With the all-new magnifier!

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New documents reveal FBI paid Geek Squad repair staff as informants

ZDNet A freedom of information request revealed that the FBI used the Best Buy division's repair staff to flag illegal content.

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iOS 11.2 power user tips and tricks | ZDNet

ZDNet Here's how to get the most from iOS 11.2 on your iPhone and iPad.

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Know Your Cyber Attacks: Five Common Exploits

SecurityRoundTable.org Know Your Cyber Attacks: Five Common Exploits - When two major security flaws located in the microprocessors driving most of the world’s computers became public earlier this year, it was big news. Those...

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The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere | ZDNet

ZDNet Going mobile? Stay secure. Here's how find an effective VPN service. (Hint: You can't trust every VPN provider.)

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Vivio Technologies Parlays ColdFusion Expertise Into Powerful, Reliable, and Well-Supported Hosting for Savvy Developers - HostingAdvice.com

HostingAdvice.com TL; DR: Built by developers, for developers, Vivio Technologies grew out of two friends’ frustrations with finding expert hosting and knowledgeable support for their ColdFusion applications. Co-Founder, CFO, and COO Mark Keymer gave us a candid look at how the company started and continues to compete with large-scale global competitors. Jordan Michaels and Mark Keymer …

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AMP for email is a terrible idea

TechCrunch Google just announced a plan to "modernize" email, allowing "engaging, interactive, and actionable email experiences." Does that sound like a terrible idea to..

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Smartphone data tracking is even creepier than you think

The Next Web   Smartphones rule our lives. Having information at our fingertips is the height of convenience. They tell us all sorts of things, but the information we see and receive on our smartphones is just a fraction of the data they generate. By tracking and monitoring our behaviour and activities, smartphones build a digital profile of …

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Should you get it? Edmunds sizes up new car-safety technology

USA TODAY Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars.

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