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Boffins propose Pretty Good Phone Privacy to end pretty invasive location data harvesting by telcos

Computer science boffins have devised a way to prevent the location of mobile phone users from being snarfed and sold to marketers, though the technique won’t affect targeted nation-state surveillance. We solve something that had previously been thought impossible – achieving location privacy in mobile …

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Apple is about to start scanning iPhone users’ devices for banned content, warns professor

Apple is about to announce a new technology for scanning individual users’ iPhones for banned content. While it will be billed as a tool for detecting child abuse imagery, its potential for misuse is vast based on details entering the public domain. The neural network-based …

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Huawei to America: You’re not taking cyber-security seriously until you let China vouch for us

Huawei has decided to school America on cyber-security, and its lesson is to co-operate with China so its vendors – including Huawei – can be trusted around the world. A post from Huawei’s CSO for the USA, Andy Purdy, rates President Biden’s sweeping May 2021 …

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Misconfigured Azure Blob at Raven Hengelsport exposed records of 246,000 anglers – and took months to tackle, claim infosec researchers

Dutch fishing supply specialist Raven Hengelsport left details of around 246,000 customers visible to anyone on a misconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud server for months. The unsecured Azure Blob Storage server, hosting 18GB of company data covering at least 246,000 customers across 450,000 records, was spotted …

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Respect in Security initiative aims to build reporting lines for infosec bods suffering harassment at work, conferences and online

A new initiative aims to make it easier to report personal abuse and harassment within the information security industry – without the involvement of social media mobs. Respect in Security, launched today with support from Trend Micro’s veep of security research Rik Ferguson, Lisa Forte, …

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Spanish cops cuff Brit bloke accused of playing role in 2020 celeb Twitter hijacking

The Spanish National Police have, at the request of America, arrested UK citizen Joseph O’Connor in Estepona, Spain, in connection with the July 2020 takeover of more than 130 Twitter accounts. The US Department of Justice said that, in addition to the alleged Twitter account …

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Northern Train’s ticketing system out to lunch as ransomware attack shuts down servers

Publicly owned rail operator Northern Trains has an excuse somewhat more technical than “leaves on the line” for its latest service disruption: a ransomware attack that has left its self-service ticketing booths out for the count. Last week we experienced technical difficulties with our self-service …

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