Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 18:27:45 +0000

Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.

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Brave takes aim at Google with privacy-first search engine

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:09:22 +0000

Brave launched a new search engine Wednesday in beta that will not track user searches, build user profiles, or invade their privacy.

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Two Google plans that could make open source code more secure

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:41:12 +0000

Google has announced projects to ensure the integrity of open source supply chains, and to bring the Rust language to the Linux kernel

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Google abandons URL shortening in Chrome

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 18:33:00 -0700

Google has called quits on the notion of truncating URLs in Chrome, according to a note from earlier this month in the Chromium project’s bug database.

“This experiment didn’t move relevant security metrics, so we’re not going to launch it,” Emily Stark, a staff software engineer on the Chrome team, wrote in the June 7 entry.

Android Police first reported on Stark’s note June 10.

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Google Play store applications laced with Joker malware yet again

Credit to Author: Digvijay Mane| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:58:59 +0000

Fresh Joker Malware Variant Targeting Android UsersFor the last three years, Joker Trojan is making its way on Google Play Store. Quick Heal Security…

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The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:10:00 -0700

If you’ve read much tech news lately, you might be feeling a slight sense of shock right now.

A series of newly publicized documents related to an Arizona lawsuit reveals that Google’s had some complicated systems for collecting location data across Android over the years — and that, according to the info, the company at one point tried putting a catch-all location toggle into the software’s Quick Settings panel but saw a substantial increase in the number of users who took advantage of it with that more prominent positioning in place.

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Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 29 May 2021 16:14:47 +0000

Fake, positive reviews have infiltrated nearly every corner of life online these days, confusing consumers while offering an unwelcome advantage to fraudsters and sub-par products everywhere. Happily, identifying and tracking these fake reviewer accounts is often the easiest way to spot scams. Here’s the story of how bogus reviews on a counterfeit Microsoft Authenticator browser extension exposed dozens of other extensions that siphoned personal and financial data.

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