Undetectable “kill switches” built into semiconductors.
Job cut announcements in tech doubled from a year ago. Worst year since 2009.
To better serve advertisers, it silently modifies users’ web traffic on its network so that other sites can assemble a deep, permanent profile of its users.
Law enforcement is ablaze with indignation about Apple’s encryption decision. Google’s decision added fuel to the fire.
After 11 straight quarters of declining sales, they tick up for the wrong reason, and net profit plunges nearly 30%. But no problem. “I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve made,” bragged CEO Meg Whitman.
You can’t trust the US government or the US private sector to protect your privacy. You need to look elsewhere
From an industry insider. Happening now.
The law hounds the new media, from blogs to Google, to protect the loyal mainstream press from insolvency and irrelevance. Other governments are ogling similar laws.
So let’s get one thing straight. Uber is not an exciting entrepreneurial endeavor. Quite the opposite. It’s backed by three of the largest corporations in the world, all merged together to again outspend the underdog and disrupt the middle class.
You don’t need to break a code; you don’t need to capture a server. “Hardcore hackers wouldn’t even bother with it,” says one of the hackers. “They’d find access too easy.”