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Is Huawei a Genuine Security Threat?

Huawei phones are effectively banned from sale in the US, due to suspicion of Chinese state involvement in the running of the company, and ties to the Chinese military that go right back to Huawei’s inception. How real is the threat, and would you be safe buying a Huawei phone?

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Amazon Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Law Enforcement

Amazon, one of the world’s most powerful tech companies, has quietly been selling its facial recognition technology to U.S. law enforcement. Email and document evidence has found that in 2017, Amazon sold its “Rekognition” facial recognition and people-tracking ...

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The Latest Online Scams to Avoid in June

Another month, another round of security threats and online scams. In the past week alone, it was reported that 500,000 routers worldwide are host to Russian-origin malware. The internet security news cycle means you’re never far from breaking news of another data breach ...

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How the GDPR Has Affected the Tech Community So Far

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a directive from the European Union that aims to “protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world.” By updating regulations that are old enough to drink, the EU has set the...

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Russian Hackers Infect 500k Routers with Malware

Hackers, believed to be supported by the Russian government, have infected 500,000 wireless routers worldwide with malware, security experts claim. The attack has been traced back to a group alleged to have interfered with the recent U.S. elections.   The malware, known as ...

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Kaspersky, Huawei, and the Geopolitics of Tech Companies

The Russian cybersecurity software company Kaspersky Labs is opening a core data center in Switzerland in a move intended to restore customer trust. Why the image rehabilitation? In a word: Russia. Kaspersky’s home country has turned it into a geopolitical persona non ...

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The Secret to Security in the Age of Remote Working

In 2018, the future of the location-independent workforce is brighter than ever. Who wouldn’t want the flexibility of taking the occasional (or regular) opportunity to break from the office and work where it suits you? Employees love it, and businesses increasingly see the ...