Toronto, Canada is now using phone location data to track if people are congregating

Toronto, Canada is now using phone location data to track if people are congregating

This past Monday, Toronto Mayor Tory announced at a virtual TechTO meetup that the government has been receiving location data from wireless carriers and telecommunication companies in the area to show where people are still congregating and flouting social distancing – The Logic reports.

Setting the Record Straight: PinePhone Misconceptions

Setting the Record Straight: PinePhone Misconceptions

Let’s start with the Allwinner A64 SoC, which is the brains of the PinePhone; it runs mainline Linux, uses mainline ATF and u-boot and there are open source drivers for all main SoC components.

Intel Chipsets' Undocumented Feature Can Help Hackers Steal Data

Intel Chipsets' Undocumented Feature Can Help Hackers Steal Data

The feature, Intel Visualization of Internal Signals Architecture (VISA), could allow attackers to gain the lowest-levels of access to Intel CPUs and any data being processed by those CPUs. Intel VISA Unveiled. The bad news is that the Positive Technologies researchers found a way to disable VISA using an older Intel ME vulnerability.

The Senator Who Wants to Keep Silicon Valley From Reading Your Messages

The Senator Who Wants to Keep Silicon Valley From Reading Your Messages

(This year, California passed similar legislation, fought by big tech lobbyists.) The bill comes after a year of public reckoning with how much power technology companies have, as Facebook scandals involving Cambridge Analytica data collection and election meddling have transformed Silicon Valley from America’s startup darlings to the country’s biggest corporate creeps.