When security researchers are silenced by governments or private companies, it’s often to the detriment of technology users of all ilks. Ignorance is certainly not bliss when it comes to digital vulnerabilities. It leaves systems open to attack and, consequently, people’s data open to theft.
The number of things getting plugged into the "Internet of Things" has already reached the point of satire. But there's a new, extremely low power technology that's being prepared for market that could put computing power and network access into a whole new class of sensors, wearables, and practically disposable devices. That's because it can run off a battery charge for over over 10 years.
Chinese equipment supplier Huawei has been facing fears in the UK over exactly how secure their gear really is. To assuage these fears the company created the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) in Oxfordshire back in 2010. The tricky part is, many of the employees and officers of the HCSEC are also Huawei employees.
It doesn’t take a genius to question whether Huawei is the right entity to determine if Huawei products pose a threat. And so, in an attempt to legitimize the HCSEC Huawei created the HCSEC Oversight Board – again, with Huawei employees in place.
In an op-ed published late Sunday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook expounded upon his earlier remarks on Twitter Friday, saying he was “deeply disappointed” in the recently-passed law in Indiana that shields business owners from turning away customers that might disagree with their religious beliefs.
A nonprofit group developing tools to get around Chinese online censorship says the Chinese government is behind a recent attack that sent a flood of traffic to its site and services. China is effectively using the national firewall in place to censor the Internet for Chinese residents to weaponize the browsers of millions of global Internet users, according to GreatFire.