Insecure satellite Internet is threatening ship and plane safety

More than a decade has passed since researchers demonstrated serious privacy and and security holes in satellite-based Internet services. The

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Beware of find-my-phone, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NSA tells mobile users

The National Security Agency is recommending that some government workers and people generally concerned about privacy turn off find-my-phone, Wi-Fi,

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EU launching deep probe into Google’s planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy

Enlarge / Logo of Google is displayed on a smartphone by logo of Fitbit in Brussels, Belgium on August 4,

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Trump administration gives TikTok 45 days to sell to Microsoft or leave US [Updated]

Enlarge / TikTok’s US operations may soon be part of every cool teen’s favorite code conglomerate, Microsoft. After weeks of

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SpaceX now plans for 5 million Starlink customers in US, up from 1 million

Enlarge / A SpaceX Starlink user terminal/satellite dish. SpaceX SpaceX has asked the US for permission to deploy up to

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Florida teen charged as “mastermind” in Twitter hack hitting Biden, Bezos, and others

Authorities on Friday charged three people with orchestrating this month’s epic hack of Twitter and using it to generate more

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Amazon investing $10 billion to compete against SpaceX in satellite broadband

Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino Amazon has received US approval to launch 3,236 low-Earth orbit satellites for its planned “Project

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“This is a very dangerous situation”: Big Tech’s day on the Hill

Enlarge / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies (remotely) before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing

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Charter’s donations to charities and lawmakers may help it impose data caps

Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum van in West Lake Hills, Texas, in April 2019. Nonprofits and local politicians are lining

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Rite Aid deployed facial recognition in hundreds of stores, report finds

Enlarge / A woman wearing a mask walks past a Rite-Aid store in Portland, Oregon, in May 2020. Pharmacy chain

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Russia’s GRU hackers hit US government and energy targets

Enlarge / The FBI notified organizations in May that Russia’s elite hackers had targeted them. The campaign likely remains ongoing.

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Trump campaign angry that cell carriers blocked spammy texts to voters

Getty Images | pagadesign President Trump’s re-election campaign has accused Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile of “suppression of political speech” over

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Slack says Microsoft is up to its old tricks, “browser-war” style

Slack—the now-nearly ubiquitous, purple work-chatting platform—has filed a formal complaint alleging that tech titan Microsoft is unlawfully abusing its power

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QAnon conspiracy kicked off Twitter as platform bans thousands of accounts

Enlarge / A cluster of Trump supporters, sporting Q-emblazoned T-shirts and the campaign’s signature red MAGA hats, waiting in line

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Crooks have acquired proprietary Diebold software to “jackpot” ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf, which had sales of $3.3 billion from ATM sales and service last year, is warning stores, banks, and

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Facebook overrides fact-checks when climate science is “opinion”

Enlarge / Facebook’s election “War Room” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Facebook has touted its fact-checking process as one of

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There’s a reason your inbox has more malicious spam—Emotet is back

Emotet, the world’s most costly and destructive botnet, returned from a five-month hiatus on Friday with a blast of malicious

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