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WSJ: Google Has Already Hidden 100,000 Search Results in Europe

WSJ: Google Has Already Hidden 100,000 Search Results in Europe

The "right to be forgotten" is already having a huge impact on Google's search results. Since the landmark May ruling, Google has removed "tens of thousands" of links — potentially over 100,000 — pertaining to Europeans who've filed to have that information hidden from web users. According to a Wall Street Journal ...

Google is Building its Own Tech to Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Google is Building its Own Tech to Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Last month Google said that it was tired of mashed-together bug fixes for OpenSSL and decided to create its own fork called BoringSSL. It has now implemented that variant in the latest Chromium build, the open-source software that eventually arrives in Chrome. OpenSSL is software used for secure connections -- created ...

How Hackers Attack Everyday People and Ways to Protect Yourself

How Hackers Attack Everyday People and Ways to Protect Yourself

While the internet has completely changed the way in which we conduct our personal business, it has also brought with it a boatload of security issues. It seems that barely a day passes without another new security breach affecting everyday consumers. Digital criminals work by compromising online services like email ...

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple has published new information about the diagnostic capabilities of iOS, in what appears to be a response to suggestions that it includes a ‘backdoor’ that could enable governments and other third-parties to access user data. The controversy arose after security consultant Jonathan Zdziarski documented a ...

The Latest Form of Web Tracking Is Relentless, Isn’t Slowed by ‘Do Not Track’

The Latest Form of Web Tracking Is Relentless, Isn’t Slowed by ‘Do Not Track’

You may think you're thwarting advertisers and other nosy web citizens by blocking cookies and invoking Do Not Track whenever possible, but that apparently isn't good enough. Researchers have just documented a newer web tracking technique, canvas fingerprinting, that's nearly impossible to stop. As it's simply drawing a ...

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdziarski has posted the slides from his talk at the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference in New York called Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices. The HOPE conference started in 1994 and bills itself as "one of the most creative and ...

This ‘Rickmote’ Can Remotely Hack Your Chromecast, Hijack Your Feed

This ‘Rickmote’ Can Remotely Hack Your Chromecast, Hijack Your Feed

You’re sitting in your living room. All you want to do is watch some Game Of Thrones on your day off… but your Chromecast refuses to respond. All it will do is play Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up… over… and over again. It might be this little box’s fault. Built by security analyst Dan Petro as a proof of ...

It’s Very, Very Easy for Hackers to Control Your Hotel Room

It’s Very, Very Easy for Hackers to Control Your Hotel Room

Shenzhen is the Silicon Valley of mainland China. Situated about 50 minutes north of Hong Kong, the modern city is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and numerous high-tech giants and startups. So naturally, the city’s five-star hotels regularly host wealthy moguls in their luxury rooms. Last year, one of those hotels ...

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Tesla Motors officials vowed to investigate reports that its Model S sedan is susceptible to hacks that can remotely control the car’s locks, horn, headlights, and skylight while the car is in motion, according to a published report. The hacks were carried out at the Syscan 360 security conference in Beijing, an article ...

Bing, Like Google, Gives Europeans the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

Bing, Like Google, Gives Europeans the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

Microsoft has started accepting requests from users in Europe who want to remove search links from Bing under a recent “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling by Europe’s top court. The company has asked European residents, who want Microsoft to block search results that show on Bing in response to searches of their names, to ...