(More and more cancelation of tech events and
business due to the coronavirus.)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite leak reveals an
affordable Android tablet with an S Pen
This mid-range tablet will have a stylus, unlike
last year's S5E.
Sanders’ new tax policy raises alarms in Silicon
- A new tax proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders
raised concerns from Silicon Valley, including from a congressman
leading his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
- The proposal would tax nonqualified stock
options of at least $100,000 at vesting for employees making at
- Start-up employees are commonly offered
stock options as part of their compensation packages to lure tech
talent and critics of the bill fear it will make it harder for
start-ups to compete with Big Tech companies for workers.
West Virginia backtracks on using smartphone voting
app in state primary
Voters with disabilities will instead be able to
use a system that prints out their completed ballot, which they
can then mail in.
Apache Tomcat Affected by Serious 'Ghostcat'
Why Doesn’t Blocking Email Senders Work?
Most email programs can block email from a specific
address. Unfortunately, blocking email from a sender is
ineffective when it comes to spam.
Firefox to enable DNS-over-HTTPS by default to US
Just gimme some truth.
Microsoft looks to give Yammer a new lease of life;
The once-popular enterprise social media app is
getting a redesign and new focus on communities, but faces
competition from the likes of Slack and even Microsoft Teams.
How to Fix: Dell No Sound After Update (Inspiron
Apple Family Sharing Explained: What You Need to
Know and How to Use It
HackerOne rewards bughunter who found critical
security hole in… HackerOne
[Tip] Disable or Remove Workspaces Feature in Opera
FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for
Selling Customer Location Data
Store everything and more with this 5TB portable
drive for just $100
Amazon is selling a 5TB WD external portable hard
drive for $100.
Astell&Kern SA700 digital audio player review: A
sublime musical experience awaits the well-heeled audiophile
A near perfect marriage of industrial design and
intoxicating sound make the SA700 a superb high-res digital audio
player by any measure.
Facebook Quietly Cuts Off Sensitive Ad Data Before
It Can Get Cambridge Analytica'd Again
Apple planning over-the-air OS recovery for iOS
devices based on iOS 13.4 beta code
Copy and paste not working on Mac
2GB Raspberry Pi 4 Permanently Drops to $35
Falling RAM prices coupled with an eighth birthday
celebration is being marked with a permanent price cut.
Microsoft Defender is coming to Android and iOS to
fight malware on your phone
Google restricts travel as coronavirus outbreak
spreads and employee in Switzerland tests positive
- A Google employee has tested positive for
the coronavirus, the company confirmed.
- The employee was at the Zurich office.
- Google is restricting employee travel to
Italy, Iran, Japan and South Korea, which have all seen a spike in
COVID-19 cases. Uber also restricted employee travel on Friday.
Coronavirus provides unique opportunity to meddle
in U.S. election, officials warn
The possibility of inflating fear of disease to
keep people at home on Election Day shows how disinformation
campaigns can potentially sidestep tech companies’ safeguards.
Microsoft Boosts PUA Protections in Edge
How Can I Automatically Reply to Spammers To Tell
Them to Stop?
It's tempting to want to reply to spam, telling the
sender to stop it (or worse). Not only is that ineffective, it
often makes things worse.
Privacy warning over WhatsApp group chats as ‘they
can be found on Google’
Application tracking in Wacom tablets.
Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide
From managing files on your phone to seamlessly
syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into
a certified Android file master.
WinX DVD Ripper: Convert / Play DVDs on Windows 10
Does Your Mac Really Need a Firewall? What You Need
ToTok chat app tells users to ignore Google’s
[Tip] Disable Highlight Duplicate Tabs on Hover in
Zyxel 0day Affects its Firewall Products, Too
This 1TB external hard drive from WD is just $40
The 1TB WD My Passport external hard drive is only
$40 on B&H Photo, down from a list price of $70.
You've just dropped cable TV? Here's what a
cord-cutter should do next
Canceling cable needn't be the end of your
Twitter Suspends Dozens of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts
for “Platform Manipulation and Spam”
The Rewind: iPod touch 7th-gen — a legitimate Apple
Arcade portable gaming machine?
What is HEIC and why are iPhone photos in HEIC
Feds: We Want to Scare State-Sponsored Hackers Into
Getting New Jobs
FBI and Justice Department officials say naming and
shaming suspected state-sponsored hackers is likely forcing their
colleagues to think twice about continuing their line of work.
App designed to keep families safe is secretly
leaking your private info
Amazon tells employees to pause nonessential travel
in U.S. due to coronavirus
- Amazon has started restricting all
nonessential employee travel in the U.S. as the coronavirus
continues to spread, a company spokesperson told CNBC.
- In January, the company restricted
employee travel to China "until further notice."
'Shark Tank' star Barbara Corcoran lost nearly
$400,000 in phishing scam
All it took was one phony email address to bilk her
out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the real estate mogul
Facebook Sues Analytics Firm for Data Misuse
Why Does Email with a Lot of BCC’ed Recipients
BCC is good for many things. Sending to many people
at once isn't really one of them.
It's not you, it's them: Google, Alexa and Siri may
answer even if you haven't called
The CyberWire Pro Policy Briefing for 2.28.20
At a glance.
- US Cyberspace Solarium to reveal its
recommendations on Super Tuesday.
- Proposed revisions to FISA said to have
White House support.
- Europe (but not the EU proper) agrees to
establish an intelligence college.
10 steps to smarter Google account security
Give yourself some added peace of mind by giving
your Google account a thorough set of security reinforcements.
Chrome Users: Update Now to Patch Critical Bug
The 10 Best Linux Email Clients
“Shark Tank” TV star loses almost $400,000 in
Business Email Compromise scam
[Tip] Disable New “Ctrl+Tab” Visual Tab Cycler and
Restore Classic Tab Switcher Menu in Opera
Zyxel Fixes 0day in Network Storage Devices
Patch comes amid active exploitation by ransomware
Save with these pre-owned Surface Laptops and
Samsung and Dell Chromebooks
10 cool things you can do with Google Home devices
There's more to Google Home than just playing music
and Googling trivia with voice queries.
Google Is Finally Making Android Apps Treat Your
Location Information More Responsibly
Review: Scosche’s BaseLynx modular charger lets you
create your perfect Apple device station
How to download files on iPhone and where to find
Is AI-Enabled Voice Cloning the Next Big Security
Pindrop says it investigated about a dozen cases
over the past year involving fraudsters using AI-powered software
to 'deepfake' someone’s voice to perpetrate their scams.
Attention iPhone users: Apple may finally make a
change you’ve wanted for years
Tim Cook says he's 'optimistic' that China has the
coronavirus situation under control
- Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he believes
that China is getting the situation related to the COVID-19
coronavirus under control.
- He also said that factories in China that
make iPhone parts are reopening.
- Apple warned last week that it will not
meet its March quarter sales forecast because the coronavirus
could hurt iPhone supply around the world and lower demand in
Twitter is testing new ways to fight misinformation
— including a community-based points system
A leaked demo features bright red and orange badges
for tweets that are deemed "harmfully misleading."
Cybercriminals Target Lincoln Health Care Company
What’s This Confirmation Request I Got When I
Challenge/Response is a spam-fighting technique
that forces you to prove you're human before your message will be
delivered. It's controversial, to say the least.
This browser tool uses AI to fix an exploit even
Mark Zuckerberg is afraid of
The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 2.28.20
At a glance.
- Mobile carriers face fines for mishandling
user location data.
- San Diego children's hospital suffers data
- A Clearview AI breach of customer
information hints at the scope of what the company collected.
- Your Tesla seems to know an awful lot
With a fix for the 'temporary profile' bug still
elusive, Win10 1903 and 1909 customers should check Pause Updates
Microsoft has not yet acknowledged — much less
fixed — the widely publicized bug in its February Patch Tuesday
update that causes Win10 1903 and 1909 customers’ desktops to
disappear. If you haven’t yet installed KB 4532693, make sure
Pause Updates is still protecting you.
Windows 10 Start Menu to be Redesigned
The 9 Best Browsers for Linux
Beware secret lovers spreading Nemty ransomware
How to Increase Font Size of Reading Pane Text in
Windows 10 Mail App?
Microsoft drops Cortana consumer skills in new
Windows 10 update
Refocusing on productivity
This HP laptop packs a 10th-gen Core i5 for just
$389 after a huge $210 discount
Jump into Ice Lake for a lot less than usual
Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which
DAP reigns supreme?
Here's How Google's Ultimate Account Protection
Works, and Why You Might Need It
Apple shuts down Clearview AI’s developer account
for misusing enterprise certificate
The best external storage options for iPhone and
Exclusive: Popular Baby Monitor Wide Open to
Parents rely on internet-capable baby monitors to
keep a close watch over their infants. However, an investigation
by Bitdefender and PCMag has found that hackers can also exploit
some iBaby monitors to spy on those same children.
Here’s how to avoid being tricked by coronavirus
Game Developers Conference postpones March event
because of coronavirus
- Game Developers Conference, a
major event for video game programmers and designers, has been
- The conference was scheduled
for March and organizers didn't provide new dates.
- GDC is one of several tech
conferences to be cancelled in response to the spread of the
Swiss Court Finds That Clicking 'Like'
to Spread Hateful or Defamatory Content May Be a Crime
Netrunner Linux Still Goes Its Own Way