Category Archives: Technology

“…Google colluding with government to illegally spy on citizens…”

“Today, Google Inc. is gathering volumes of personal information, location data, unique photo pixel “fingerprints” and other forms of intelligence on every person who uses their products. It’s deeply troubling that Google has become a data collection hub, but even more disturbing … Continue reading

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“How Chinese Spies Got the N.S.A.’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks”

“Chinese intelligence agents acquired National Security Agency hacking tools and repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia, a leading cybersecurity firm has discovered. The episode is the latest evidence that the United … Continue reading

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[Amazon’s] “Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time”

“Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, “Are you crazy?” Yet that’s essentially what Amazon has been doing to millions of us with its assistant Alexa in microphone-equipped … Continue reading

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[U.S.] “Mysterious safety-tampering malware infects a second critical infrastructure site”

“Sixteen months ago, researchers reported an unsettling escalation in hacks targeting power plants, gas refineries, and other types of critical infrastructure. Attackers who may have been working on behalf of a nation caused an operational outage at a critical-infrastructure site … Continue reading

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FACT: “[Some] Google Play Store Apps [are Italian] Government Malware”

“Motherboard has also learned of a new kind of Android malware on the Google Play store that was sold to the Italian government by a company that sells surveillance cameras but was not known to produce malware until now. Experts … Continue reading

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“U.S. Must Put a Ban on Google Helping China Develop a Global Digital Dictatorship”

“Google’s AI efforts in China, Weichert says, will require the company to expand its cloud computing capabilities in the country—it is exploring cooperation with China’s Tencent in this area—and it will need quantum computing. Google will be making substantial contributions … Continue reading

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“‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform”

“The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections…. Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital … Continue reading

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