How the Saudis hacked Jeff Bezos' phone, and how to protect yourself

How the Saudis hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone, and how to protect yourself

Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud and Jeff Bezos pose for a photo during his visit in in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 9, 2016. Bandar Algaloud | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Today, the U.N. called for an investigation into allegations that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia personally facilitated a hack on Amazon CEO Jeff … Read more…

EU's GDPR privacy law led to over $100 million in fines: DLA Piper

EU’s GDPR privacy law led to over $100 million in fines: DLA Piper

mixmagic | iStock | Getty Images The European Union’s overhaul of data privacy regulation is estimated to have generated 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines since it was introduced almost two years ago. Since its implementation in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) led to over 160,000 data breach notifications across Europe, … Read more…

UBS dividend stocks to combat a slowing economy, tougher market

Sextortion scams trick victims into thinking Nest cameras record them

Fabrice Lerouge | Getty Images A new form of sextortion scam bilks unsuspecting victims out of money after telling them they’ve been recorded privately on home security cameras. It’s an alarming new version of the old scam where criminals try to convince you they have illicit recordings or information about you, which they’ll release unless … Read more…

Apple refuses Barr request to unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Apple refuses Barr request to unlock Pensacola shooter’s iPhones

Apple disputed Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that it has failed to provide law enforcement with “substantive assistance” in unlocking the password-protected iPhones used by the shooting suspect at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida last month, but still refused his main request to provide a backdoor. “We reject the characterization that Apple has not … Read more…

Amazon says uninstall Honey, which PayPal just paid $4 million for

Amazon says uninstall Honey, which PayPal just paid $4 million for

Honey co-founders Ryan Hudson and George Ruan. PayPal Amazon has a beef with the start-up PayPal recently acquired, Honey. During the height of the holiday shopping season, the e-commerce giant warned some users that the browser extension could be a “security issue.” “Honey tracks your private shopping behavior, collects data like your order history and … Read more…

Twitter to experiment with limiting replies in effort to combat online abuse

Twitter to experiment with limiting replies in effort to combat online abuse

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey gestures while interacting with students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018. Prakash Singh | AFP | Getty Images Twitter said on Wednesday it will test new features early this year that would allow users to control who can reply to their … Read more…

How TikTok went from a fun viral app to a US national security concern

TikTok security flaw found that allowed hackers to access accounts

TikTok logo is seen displayed on a phone screen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images China’s popular video sharing app TikTok had “multiple” security vulnerabilities, according to a new report. Cybersecurity firm Check Point said it … Read more…

US-China phase one deal softens trade risks, but tech dispute remains

US lawmaker seeks intelligence sharing ban with countries using Huawei

A Huawei logo is displayed at a retail store in Beijing, China on May 27, 2019. Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty Images A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill that would stop the United States from sharing intelligence with countries that use Huawei equipment for their 5G networks. If the bill becomes law, it … Read more…

Tesla Model 3 cars rolls out to customers in China

Tesla Model 3 cars rolls out to customers in China

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an event at the site of the company’s manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla will begin delivering its Model 3 cars made at its Shanghai factory to Chinese consumers on Tuesday amid a … Read more…

Iranian hackers likely planning social engineering, phishing attacks

Iranian hackers likely planning social engineering, phishing attacks

Protesters shout slogans against the United States and Israel as they hold posters with the image of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a US airstrike in Iraq, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a demonstration in the Kashmiri town of Magam on January 3, 2020. Tauseef Mustafa | AFP | Bloomberg … Read more…