Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase.

Firefox, Chrome and the Future of Trustworthy Extensions

“Beginning in Chrome 70, users will have the choice to restrict extension host access to a custom list of sites, or to configure extensions to require a click to gain access to the current page.” Meanwhile Mozilla will continue to look for ways Firefox can provide more permission control to a majority of extension users.

Employers embrace health apps

Employers embrace health apps

The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual review of employer-based insurance shows that 21% of large employers collect health information from employees' mobile apps or wearable devices, as part of their wellness programs — up from 14% last year.

Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+

Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+

This project looked at the operation of our privacy controls, platforms where users were not engaging with our APIs because of concerns around data privacy, areas where developers may have been granted overly broad access, and other areas in which our policies should be tightened.

Google confirms it's letting third parties scan your Gmail

Google confirms it's letting third parties scan your Gmail

In a letter to Senators which fell into the hands of CNN, Susan Molinari, VP of public policy and government affairs at Google confirmed: "Developers may share data with third parties so long as they are transparent with the users about how they are using the data"

‘After I jumped into a ride-share car, the driver said something that terrified me.’

‘After I jumped into a ride-share car, the driver said something that terrified me.’

It started off normal – I ordered the ride, waited for the driver, said hello, hopped in. “She told me she was sick the next day and didn’t need a ride to work,” he said.

The Current Status of WireGuard VPNs – Are We There Yet?

The Current Status of WireGuard VPNs – Are We There Yet?

WireGuard builds on these principles of simplicity and straightforward code that is well documented, and it brings it to VPNs. The goal of the project is be a simple VPN service that can be readily integrated directly into operating systems, with the aim of being faster and safer than current solutions.