Category: Security

May 13, 2021

GameStop FOMO Inspires a New Wave of Crypto Pump-and-Dumps

Thousands of would-be investors are joining Discord groups that promise big earnings by manipulating the crypto market.


by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
May 13, 2021

The Best Personal Safety Devices, Apps, and Alarms

Your smartphone or wearable could help you out in a truly dangerous situation. Here are some options to consider.


by Medea Giordano in Gear
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May 12, 2021

GasBuddy tops the App Store for the first time due to Colonial Pipeline attack

The GasBuddy mobile app, which typically helps consumers find the cheapest gas nearby, has now become the No. 1 app on the U.S. App Store for the first time ever, due to the fuel shortages in the U.S. that followed the cyberattack on the Colonial...


by Sarah Perez in App
May 11, 2021

How Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off

The premise is convenient. But the ecommerce giant’s record on privacy isn’t exactly inspiring.


by David Nield in eyes everywhere
May 8, 2021

ISPs Funded 8.5 Million Fake Comments Opposing Net Neutrality

The secret campaign, backed by major broadband companies, used real people’s names without their consent.


by Jon Brodkin Ars Technica in Business
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May 6, 2021

Following Apple’s launch of privacy labels, Google to add a ‘safety’ section in Google Play

Months after Apple’s App Store introduced privacy labels for apps, Google announced its own mobile app marketplace, Google Play, will follow suit. The company today pre-announced its plans to introduce a new “safety” section in Google Play, rolling out next year, which will require app...


by Sarah Perez in Advertising Tech
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April 20, 2021

UK’s IoT ‘security by design’ law will cover smartphones too

Smartphones will be included in the scope of a planned “security by design” U.K. law aimed at beefing up the security of consumer devices, the government said today. It made the announcement in its response to a consultation on legislative plans aimed at tackling some...


by Natasha Lomas in california
March 25, 2021

Groups Call for Ethical Guidelines on Location-Tracking Tech

The Locus Charter asks companies to commit to 10 principles, including minimizing data collection and actively seeking consent from users.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
March 13, 2021

How to Export Your Passwords From LastPass

The popular security service is severely limiting its free tier starting March 16. If you’d like to move your passwords to another manager, here’s how.


by Scott Gilbertson in Data Uhaul