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  • Big Tech Will Not Undermine the Alt-Tech Movement

    01/19/2022 10:27:28 AM PST · by T Ruth · 14 replies
    Gab ^ | January 19, 2022 | Andrew Torba
    After my last few blog posts people have been messaging me and asking why I am criticizing alt-tech phonies like Gettr, Rumble, and Parler when I should instead be focused on the common enemy of Big Tech. These people don’t realize that by calling out these fakers, I am indeed focused on Big Tech because they are nothing more than subversive subsidiaries of Big Tech itself. These platforms are literally all built on Big Tech infrastructure, they all have Big Tech “hate speech” rules, and they are all distributed on Big Tech app stores with Big Tech trackers hidden in...
  • Delete this secret ID hiding on your phone that gives away your personal details

    01/18/2022 9:28:19 AM PST · by Wish2Post · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 17, 2022 | Kim Komando
    From social media platforms to email providers, tons of places on the web want to scoop up your private data. Don’t forget about online stores and personal services, either. Your details are major commodities to most businesses on the web - and most have little regard for your privacy. Advertisers and marketers don't know who you are. But your behavior is tracked and assigned a unique identifier, called a Mobile Advertising ID (MAID). This tiny snippet of information contains where you live, what you shop for or what you recently searched online. Until recently, there had been very little that...
  • Apple releases iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1

    01/13/2022 10:05:07 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:02 pm | MacDailyNews
    Software Update Apple on Wednesday released iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 to the public with minor bug fixes and other improvements.Wesley Hilliard for AppleInsider:Apple says that the release addresses a HomeKit denial of service issue, a problem where third-party CarPlay apps may lose touch sensitivity, and a bug where Messages may not load photos sent using an iCloud link.The HomeKit DDoS attack was revealed by a researcher on January 1 and could be executed by entering a device name of over 500,000 characters. Devices that tried to load the device name could be placed into a reboot cycle and made...
  • Persistence without “Persistence”: Meet The Ultimate Persistence Bug – “NoReboot”

    01/09/2022 5:59:05 PM PST · by algore
    Mobile Attacker’s Mindset Series – Part II Evaluating how attackers operate when there are no rules leads to discoveries of advanced detection and response mechanisms. ZecOps is proudly researching scenarios of attacks and sharing the information publicly for the benefit of all the mobile defenders out there. iOs persistence is presumed to be the hardest bug to find. The attack surface is somewhat limited and constantly analyzed by Apple’s security teams. Creativity is a key element of the hacker’s mindset. Persistence can be hard if the attackers play by the rules. As you may have guessed it already – attackers...
  • Apple Tops $3 Trillion Market Cap, Bigger Than Britain’s GDP

    01/03/2022 1:26:09 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    Apple first topped the $1 trillion market cap level in August 2018. It wasn’t until September 2019 that it retook the trillion-dollar market and began accelerating. The March 2020 COVID collapse wiped half a trillion dollars off the company’s value – back to the magic $1 trillion level – before Fed largesse ripped the company to $2 trillion in August 2020 (a double from the March 2020 lows). And now, Tim Cook sits atop the world’s largest company with a $3 trillion market cap…The iPhone maker’s share price has surged throughout 2021, leaving it up more than 200% since COVID...
  • Ontario will require a scannable QR code for proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting Jan. 4. Here’s what you need to know. [ Canada ]

    12/31/2021 3:23:01 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 12/31/2021 | SAMANTHA EDWARDS
    Starting Jan. 4, 2022, only vaccine receipts with QR codes will be accepted at businesses where vaccine passports are required. As of Jan. 4, 2022, Ontarians will need to have enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificates with a scannable QR code if they want to eat inside restaurants, go to movie theatres, gyms, concert venues, and other non-essential businesses that require proof of vaccination. Currently, vaccine passports are only required for those aged 12 and older. The old versions of vaccine certificates without a scannable QR code will no longer be accepted. Those who have a medical exemption will also need a...
  • Apple bans shoppers from all NYC stores as COVID cases soar

    12/27/2021 8:05:08 PM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2021 | 5:14pm | By Theo Wayt
    Apple has temporarily closed all of its New York City stores to in-person shoppers as coronavirus cases soar in the Big Apple. Apple’s massive Fifth Avenue flagship — as well as its Grand Central, SoHo and World Trade Center stores and smaller outlets across the five boroughs — are all closed to shoppers, according to the iPhone maker’s site.
  • TikTok is now more popular than Google

    12/23/2021 1:14:02 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    Protocol ^ | 12 23 2021 | Sarah Roach
    In 2020, the video-sharing platform was ranked No. 7 while Google came in at No. 1. This year, TikTok came in first, followed by Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, in that order. Cloudflare's 2020 and 2021 rankings don't offer a perfect comparison; Cloudflare Radar, which compiles this information, only launched in September of 2020, so last year's rankings accounted for just a few months. Regardless, Google is well aware of TikTok's dominance. The site has been looking to become increasingly focused on video and audio as the internet moves away from content people can read and toward content people can...
  • Google Says NSO Pegasus Zero-Click 'Most Technically Sophisticated Exploit Ever Seen'

    12/16/2021 3:40:38 PM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 19 replies
    SecurityWeek ^ | December 16, 2021 | Ryan Naraine
    Security researchers at Google’s Project Zero have picked apart one of the most notorious in-the-wild iPhone exploits and found a never-before-seen hacking roadmap that included a PDF file pretending to be a GIF image with a custom-coded virtual CPU built out of boolean pixel operations. If that makes you scratch your head, that was exactly the reaction from Google’s premier security research team after disassembling the so-called FORCEDENTRY iMessage zero-click exploit used to plant NSO Group’s Pegasus surveillance tool on iPhones. “We assess this to be one of the most technically sophisticated exploits we've ever seen,” Google’s Ian Beer and...
  • Nearly half of Bay Area employers expect 3-day in-person workweek post-pandemic, survey finds

    12/13/2021 3:25:27 PM PST · by Vendome · 13 replies
    Mountain View Voice ^ | December 13, 2021 | Eli Walsh
    Nearly half of Bay Area employers expect employees to work in person on three days a week post-pandemic, a market shift that could result in roughly 1.1 million fewer commute trips per day... The survey, conducted monthly since April, found that an average of 40.75% of Bay Area employers surveyed expect their workers to return to the office three days a week once the pandemic subsides. Around 15% to 20% of employers said they expect their workers to return to in-person work five or more days per week while less than 5% of employers said they thought their employees would...
  • Internet is scrambling to fix Log4Shell, the worst hack in history

    12/12/2021 9:08:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 30 replies
    BGR via msn ^ | 12 December 2021 | Chris Smith
    Massive data breaches have become so common that we’ve gotten numb to reports detailing another hack or 0-day exploit. That doesn’t reduce the risk of such events happening, as the cat-and-mouse game between security experts and hackers continues. As some vulnerabilities get fixed, others pop up requiring attention from product and service providers. The newest one has a name that will not mean anything to most people. They call the hack Log4Shell in security briefings, which doesn’t sound very scary. But the new 0-day attack is so significant that some people see it as the worst internet hack in history.......
  • DHS warns of critical flaw in widely used software [Log4j]

    12/12/2021 6:20:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2021 | Sean Lyngaas,
    The vulnerability is in Java-based software known as "Log4j" that large organizations, including some of the world's biggest tech firms, use to configure their applications. Apple's cloud computing service, security firm Cloudflare and one of the world's most popular video games, Minecraft, are among the organizations that run Log4j, according to security researchers. The vulnerability can offer a hacker a relatively easy way to access an organization's computer server. From there, an attacker could devise other ways to access systems on an organization's network. Security experts say that the fallout from the software flaw could continue for days and weeks...
  • Taiwan chipmakers hint at decoupling from the US --- World’s top chip fabricator wants own chip-making equipment to end dependence on US and better help China’s state-led production

    12/11/2021 12:43:14 PM PST · by elpadre · 52 replies ^ | December 11, 2021 | David P. Goldman
    NEW YORK ­– Taiwan’s chip fabricators signed an agreement on December 3 to create their own semiconductor equipment industry, opening an “option to decouple from the West,” in the view of a prominent US research firm. The Taiwanese initiative responds to Washington’s extraterritorial sanctions on buyers of US fabricating equipment, imposed by then-president Donald Trump in May 2020. The US asserts the right to block sales of chips produced with US machines or intellectual property. The US sanctions shut off Chinese tech giant Huawei’s access to high-end chips of 7 nanometers and below, crippling what previously was the world’s top...
  • Apple CEO Signed ‘Secret’ $275B Deal with China in 2016 to Help Its Econ, Avoid Regs: Report

    12/08/2021 9:16:49 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/8/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Apple’s recent pro-China behavior now makes sense. The tech giant’s CEO reportedly signed a secret deal with the country worth hundreds of billions of dollars five years ago, according to a new report.
  • Alleged $275 billion secret deal between Apple and China raises awkward questions

    12/08/2021 7:23:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    A paywalled IT industry publication called The Information has published a blockbuster report titled, “Inside Tim Cook’s Secret $275 Billion Deal with Chinese Authorities.” Only 2 paragraphs are visible to non-subscribers, Hartley Charlton of MacRumors has published a summary of it that is available to all. You can read the whole thing quickly, but here are some highlights:Tim Cook‌ personally forged a five-year agreement with the Chinese government during a series of in-person visits to the country in 2016. The need to push for a closer alliance with the Chinese government reportedly came from a number of Apple executives who...
  • Teamsters Win Big in Silicon Valley, Target Tech Companies (Schadenfreude!)

    02/23/2015 1:08:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies ^ | 02/23/2015 | Chriss W. Street
    After Facebook, Inc. was awarded the coveted 2012 “Best Place To Work” national award by Glassdoor consultants, TechCrunch published an article entitled, “Why Facebook, The Best Company To Work For, Doesn’t Need A Union.” The article explained that liberal, young and engaged workers are so confident of their value they do not need labor protections.
  • China's disappearing ships: The latest headache for the global supply chain

    11/26/2021 9:31:04 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 November 2021 | Laure He
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from industry tracking systems, creating yet another headache for the global supply chain. China's growing isolation from the rest of the world — along with a deepening mistrust of foreign influence — may be to blame. Analysts say they started noticing the drop-off in shipping traffic toward the end of October, as China prepared to enact legislation governing data privacy. Usually, shipping data companies are able to track ships worldwide because they are fitted with an Automatic Identification System, or AIS, transceiver. This system allows ships to send information — such...
  • Carjackers are using Apple AirTags to track high-end vehicles to steal them later

    12/07/2021 8:17:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | December 6, 2021, 12:58 PM | By Joao Silva
    In brief: When Apple launched the AirTags earlier this year, they seemed like a helpful tool to avoid losing valuable items like laptops, phones, tablets, or anything else. However, car thieves are now using them to track high-end vehicles, showing them the location of their target in real-time. From September 2021 until now, the York Regional Police have already encountered five cases where suspects used Apple AirTags to track vehicles they were allegedly planning to steal. Thieves put the trackers on publically parked cars and situate the device in out-of-sight places, including trailer hitches, bumpers, and gas cap area. Thieves...
  • Apple made secret 5-year $275B deal with Chinese government

    12/07/2021 8:43:30 AM PST · by AJFavish · 57 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | December 7, 2021 | Malcolm Owen
    Apple's success in China is allegedly down to an agreement with the country's government to help develop its economy, with a report claiming CEO Tim Cook personally lobbied officials to get the best deal for the company.
  • Thieves made off with $20,000 of merch from California Apple store in BROAD DAYLIGHT robbery: Store is latest to be ransacked as LA and Bay Area suffer string of lootings

    11/26/2021 10:47:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 November 2021 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    A group of four young men are wanted for robbing $20,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple Store, all caught on security cameras in broad daylight - the latest in a series of lootings across California.