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Tag: U.S. NSA

  1. Microsoft held back free fix that could’ve contained the devastating WannaCry Windows PC epidemic

    Microsoft held back from distributing a free repair for old versions of its software that could have slowed last week’s devastating ransomware attack…

  2. The Microsoft Tax: How to avoid the WannaCry virus if you’re slumming it with Windows on your Mac

    The worm/virus combination could hit a Mac user with a Boot Camp partition or Windows virtual machines…

  3. Microsoft faulted over massive ransomware cyberattack

    There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack…

  4. North Korea thought to be behind worldwide cyber attack on Windows PCs

    A hacking group linked to North Korea is thought to be behind the cyber attack…

  5. Tim Cook’s refusal to create iPhone backdoor for FBI vindicated by ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack on Windows PCs

    The proliferation of the WannaCry ransomware last week unequivocally justifies Apple’s steadfast refusal to help the FBI…

  6. The Microsoft Tax: Rapidly replicating Windows PC worm spreads as experts try to limit damage; Macintosh unaffected

    Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they’re victims…

  7. The Microsoft Tax: Leaked NSA malware hijacks Windows PCs worldwide; Macintosh unaffected

    In mid-April, an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA…

  8. If you haven’t already, it’s time to remove Facebook from your life

    Delete your Facebook account. No, but really…

  9. Use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

    Worried about your ISP? Is someone on your coffee shop’s Wi-Fi? A virtual private network (VPN) can help protect your privacy…

  10. At the start of the Trump era, Apple spent more on lobbying than ever, but outspent 2.5 times by Google

    Since the election of President Donald Trump, Apple’s been been cultivating some good old fashioned Washington influence….

  11. Protecting against possible ISP snooping by using a VPN and https

    The Obama Administration created a new set of restrictions on Internet service providers…

  12. Privacy 101: Why you need a VPN

    Earlier this week, the Republican-led Congress voted to repeal FCC rules that blocked ISPs…

  13. How to delete your online existence, while saving your data

    Sick of Snapchat? Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook?

  14. U.S. to disclose estimate of number of American citizens under surveillance

    The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been…

  15. President Trump’s attorney general pick Jeff Sessions could restart the encryption fight

    After weeks of speculation, President-elect Donald Trump today named Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as his choice for attorney general…

  16. Under President Trump, Obama ally Google may face policy setbacks, including roll back of so-called ‘net neutrality’ rules

    During Obama’s presidency, more than 250 people moved between jobs at Google or related firms and the federal government, national political campaigns and Congress…

  17. Google’s Eric Schmidt wore staff badge at Hillary Clinton’s ‘victory’ party

    Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Inc., was spotted at Hillary Clinton’s ‘victory’ party last Tuesday wearing a staff badge…

  18. Facebook wants to start selling TV ads via Apple TV and Roku boxes

    Next week, Facebook will start delivering video ads on apps that run on set-top boxes like Apple TV and Roku…

  19. WikiLeaks emails show extremely close relationship between Clinton campaign and Google’s Eric Schmidt

    The emails between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook show that Schmidt met with Podesta…

  20. Hardware hack bypasses iPhone passcode security

    The work contradicts a claim made by the FBI earlier this year that this approach would not work….

  21. Apple backs Microsoft in battle against U.S. government over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’ searches

    Apple Inc., Google and Amazon.com Inc. were among the tech leaders that rallied behind Microsoft Corp…

  22. Inept Microsoft demonstrates just how right Apple was to stand up to U.S. government overreach

    I wrote an opinion piece predating the San Bernardino shootings on why Apple was right to stand firm…

  23. Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that ‘backdoors’ are a stupid idea

    Microsoft leaked the golden keys that unlock Windows-powered tablets, phones and other devices sealed…

  24. Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet

    Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network…

  25. Apple rehires prominent security pro to deliver even more powerful security features

    Apple Inc , which has resisted pressure from U.S. law enforcement to unlock encrypted iPhones…

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