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- OneWeb exits bankruptcy and is ready to launch more broadband satelliteson November 23, 2020 at 8:56 pm
OneWeb plans satellite launches in December and throughout 2021 and 2022.
- Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021on November 23, 2020 at 5:45 pm
Data cap comes to 12 more US states over four years after everyone else got it.
- This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minuteson November 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The company is rolling out a patch for the vulnerabilities, which allowed one researcher to break into a car in 90 seconds and drive away.
- Google Is Testing End-to-End Encryption in Android Messageson November 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm
For now, the security measure will be available only to people using the beta version of the app.
- Robots invade the construction siteon November 22, 2020 at 11:45 am
A new generation of machines is automating a tech-averse industry.
- Secret Service Investigates 700 Cases of Covid Relief Fraudon November 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Ransomware as a service, exposed SMS photos, and more of the week's top security news.
- Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s Edge’s turnon November 20, 2020 at 9:28 pm
Edge users take to social media to report their Web searches are being hijacked.
- Google is testing end-to-end encryption in Android Messageson November 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm
End-to-end encryption is growing in popularity. Google is getting on board.
- AT&T raises DirecTV prices again amid customer losses and possible saleon November 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm
AT&T TV users already pay $130 a month. Increases of up to $9 coming in January.
- A Facebook Messenger Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Listen Inon November 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The vulnerability was found through the company's bug bounty program, now in its tenth year.
- Massive, China-state-funded hack hits companies around the world, report sayson November 19, 2020 at 12:02 am
Attacks are linked to Cicada, a group believed to be funded by the Chinese state.
- Apple settles with states for $113M over iPhone battery throttlingon November 18, 2020 at 9:11 pm
The problem wasn't so much what Apple did, states said, as what Apple hid.
- FCC takes spectrum from auto industry in plan to “supersize” Wi-Fion November 18, 2020 at 8:26 pm
45MHz freed up in 5GHz band because automakers failed to widely deploy safety tech.
- Cisco rolls out fix for Webex flaws that let hackers eavesdrop on meetingson November 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Security flaws found as Web conferencing spikes because of work-at-home routines.
- Telegram Still Hasn’t Removed an AI Bot That’s Abusing Womenon November 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm
A deepfake bot has been generating explicit, non-consensual images on the platform. The researchers who found it say their warnings have been ignored.
- Ghostery’s Making a Privacy Browser—and Ad-Free Search Engineon November 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The tracker-blocking company will soon launch a privacy-friendly desktop browser as well.
- Firing Christopher Krebs Crosses a Line—Even for Trumpon November 18, 2020 at 1:29 am
The president dismissed the widely respected cybersecurity agency director Tuesday night for pushing back against election disinformation.
- Forget Impostors. Among Us Is a Playground for Hackerson November 17, 2020 at 11:27 pm
The blockbuster game of deception has security holes that let cheaters run wild.
- Apple lets some Big Sur network traffic bypass firewallson November 17, 2020 at 8:48 pm
Firewalls are "100% blind" to ~50 Apple apps and processes under undocumented change.
- Hulu raises Live TV price to $65, matching YouTube TV’s latest price hikeon November 17, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Hulu + Live TV went from $40 to $65 since 2017; rival services raised prices, too.
- After Trump tweets Defcon hacking video, voting security experts call BSon November 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Dozens of computer scientists say there’s “no credible evidence” of election fraud.
- Microsoft's Making a Secure PC Chip—With Intel and AMD's Helpon November 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Pluton security processor will give the software giant an even more prominent role in locking down Windows hardware.
- Donald Trump Could Still Launch Nuclear Weapons at Any Timeon November 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The president's responsibility for the US nuclear arsenal is a Cold War anachronism. The Trump era shows why it needs reform.
- Mac certificate check stokes fears that Apple logs every app you runon November 16, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Amid concern that macOS logs app usage in real time, Apple issues assurances.
- US gov’s CISO takes leave to help Trump search for election fraudon November 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm
“Voter Integrity Fund” seeks evidence to back up Trump’s baseless fraud claims.
- The old way of handing out corporate hardware doesn’t work anymoreon November 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm
It’s no longer just about issuing a laptop—the world and our requirements have changed.
- 7 Simple Tech Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Holidayon November 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Does your great-aunt Winifred ask for tech support every year? Even if you aren't traveling this year, send your loved ones this advice to show you care.
- A Ransomware Gang Bought Facebook Ads to Troll Its Victimon November 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Covid-19 research hacking, the Pentagon's Photoshop antics, and more of the week's top security news.
- The OS Big Sur Launch Might Have Slowed Down Macs Everywhereon November 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The issues affected users who didn't upgrade their software, and other Apple services too.
- Hackers can use just-fixed Intel bugs to install malicious firmware on PCson November 14, 2020 at 12:45 pm
Computer makers are in the process of patching Boot Guard. Have you installed it yet?