Microsoft discloses new Windows vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

Microsoft discloses new Windows vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

Microsoft disclosed a new remote code execution vulnerability today that can be found in all supported versions of Windows and is currently being exploited in “limited targeted attacks” (via TechCrunch).Microsoft patches Windows 10 security flaw discovered by the NSA.

Google plans to kill support for third-party cookies that track you all over the internet

Google plans to kill support for third-party cookies that track you all over the internet

15, 2014.Google said Tuesday it plans to end support for third-party cookies, which fuel much of the digital advertising ecosystem, in its Chrome browser within two years.

Court rules FBI surveillance violated Americans' rights

Court rules FBI surveillance violated Americans' rights

Ultimately, the FBI agreed to amend the querying process, requiring the agency to justify in writing why it is looking into any person in the U.S.For years, civil liberties advocates have argued that the law at the center of the dispute – Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) — violates constitutional rights as it allows the government to collect data on Americans without a warrant.

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

Gail Kent, Facebook’s global public policy lead on security, recently said that allowing the government’s ability to gain access to encrypted communications would jeopardize cybersecurity for millions of law-abiding people who rely on it.

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I spent the afternoon poking through update files and security bulletins and trying to get an on-the-record response from Microsoft. I strongly suspect that some part of the Appraiser component on Windows 7 SP1 had a security issue of its own.

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Maxine Waters, Carolyn Maloney, Lacy Clay, Al Green, and Stephen Lynch wrote to the $556 billion social network's top executives to ask it to impose a moratorium on Libra until regulators and Congress have had time to explore concerns, including the risk of hacking, data security, and global financial security.

Google’s New Privacy Features Put the Responsibility on Users

Google’s New Privacy Features Put the Responsibility on Users

A spokesperson for Google said the company had no similar feature like this to announce at this time, but that the company is “always looking for new ways to improve transparency and give users helpful control over their privacy.”.

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco could be the first city in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition surveillance technology under proposed legislation announced Tuesday by Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

Starting Tomorrow, Smartphones Become Thai Driver’s Licenses

Starting Tomorrow, Smartphones Become Thai Driver’s Licenses

Once it’s installed, drivers can register by email and phone number, then scan the QR code on the back of their physical driver’s license. Those holding cards printed before QR codes were added in September 2017 can contact the department to get their e-licenses.

Tell these Senators to vote "no" on Supreme Court nomination

Tell these Senators to vote "no" on Supreme Court nomination

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, we’ll no longer be able to rely on the federal judiciary to protect the rights of the most vulnerable people in our country.

Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

The first complaint came on Saturday from Johns Hopkins University professor and cryptography expert Matthew Green, who objected to a change in the newest Chrome version showing when you're logged into a Google website instead of the previous behavior, showing when you're logged into Chrome's service to sync passwords, browser history and other settings.