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  • Totally Bogus DMCA Takedowns From Giant Publishers Completely Nuke Book Review Blog Off The Internet January 20, 2022
    Just as we’re in the midst of a Greenhouse series all about SOPA, copyright industry lobbyists, and former copyright industry lawyers now running the Copyright Office are conspiring to make copyright law worse and to favor Hollywood and give the big giant legacy copyright companies more control and power over the internet. And, yet, we […]
  • Safari 15 could leak Google account info to malicious sites January 20, 2022
    An improperly implemented API that stores data on browsers has caused a vulnerability in Safari 15 that leaks user internet activity and personal identifiers. The vulnerability was discovered by fraud detection service Fingerprint JS, which has contacted the WebKit maintainers and provided a public source code repository. As of 28 November last year, the issue […]
  • Security Holes Found in My2022 App for Beijing Winter Olympics January 20, 2022
    An app that visitors to the 2022 Olympics Games in Beijing are obligated to download is also a cybersecurity nightmare that threatens to expose much of the data that it collects, according to a new report. MY2022, the mandatory app for visitors at this year’s Winter Games, offers a variety of services—including tourism recommendations, Covid-related […]
  • WhatsApp Ordered To Help US Agents Spy On Chinese Phones using 1986 pen register act January 20, 2022
    U.S. federal agencies have been using a 35-year-old American surveillance law to secretly track WhatsApp users with no explanation as to why and without knowing whom they are targeting. In Ohio, a just-unsealed government surveillance application reveals that in November 2021, DEA investigators demanded the Facebook-owned messaging company track seven users based in China and […]
  • OpenSubtitles Hacked, 7 Million Subscribers’ Details Leaked Online January 20, 2022
    […] “In August 2021 we received message on Telegram from a hacker, who showed us proof that he could gain access to the user table of opensubtitles.org, and downloaded a SQL dump from it. He asked for a BTC ransom to not disclose this to public and promise to delete the data,” the post reads. […]
  • Crypto.com Finally Acknowledges $34 Million Stolen by Hackers January 20, 2022
    Trading platform Crypto.com lost about $34 million worth of cryptocurrency in a hack on Monday, according to a new blog post by the company published overnight. The company had previously declined to say much about the hack, which forced users to stop withdrawals for most of the day, and only reassured customers they wouldn’t lose […]
  • The Worst Passwords in the Last Decade (And New Ones You Shouldn’t Use) January 20, 2022
    Have you immortalized your beloved dog, Charlie, in all of your online passwords? While he may be tasked to protect your home (or at least his food bowl), your heartfelt dedication might actually be compromising your digital safety. Many passwords believed to be deeply personal to you are, in fact, quite common – making them […]
  • Massive rugby ball-shaped exoplanet spotted 1,500 ly away January 17, 2022
    Just over 1,500 light-years away in the constellation of Hercules there’s a rugby ball-shaped exoplanet orbiting a star. It’s the first time astronomers have been able to detect such an unusual shape of an alien world. Most planets are more or less spherical due to gravitational forces that pull matter equally in from all sides, […]
  • The AI software that could turn you in to a music star January 17, 2022
    If you have ever dreamed of earning money from a stellar music career but were concerned you had little talent, don’t let that put you off – a man called Alex Mitchell might be able to help. Mr Mitchell is the founder and boss of a website and app called Boomy, which helps its users […]
  • Microsoft warns of destructive cyberattack on Ukrainian computer networks January 17, 2022
    Microsoft warned Saturday evening that it had detected a highly destructive form of malware in dozens of government and private computer networks in Ukraine that appeared to be waiting to be triggered by an unknown actor. In a blog post, the company said that Thursday — around the same time that government agencies in Ukraine […]

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