Cybersecurity

Trump Ban Means Huawei’s Newest Smartphones Won’t Use Official Android

Huawei Technologies received another 90-day stay of execution exempting the manufacturer from some U.S. technology sanctions. However, the latest smartphone releases from Huawei may not come with the licensed version of Google’s Android operating system. Reuters quotes executives at Google explaining that this reprieve will not extend to any new devices. Therefore Huawei “may not be able to […]

AI Cybersecurity

Apologizing For Human Reviews Of Siri Conversations, Apple Makes Its Surveillance Program Opt-in

Today Apple said it will overhaul its practice of listening in to Siri conversations, so as to provide users with “greater privacy”. This change comes after a July 2019 report by The Guardian revealing that contractors regularly heard sensitive information while listening to Siri conversations.  Until recently the computing giant used a team of contractors […]

AI

Toyota Is Partnering With Chinese Autonomous Vehicle Startup Pony.AI

Chinese self-driving car startup Pony.ai announced they will team up with Toyota, to explore “safe” mobility services including fully autonomous vehicles. The companies say they will work jointly on a pilot program using Toyota’s Lexus RX line and Pony.ai’s self-driving technology on public roads in Beijing and Shanghai in September. The goal is to “accelerate […]

Cybersecurity Social Media

A New Phishing Scam On Instagram Uses 2FA As Bait

Security researchers from Sophos Group reported a phishing scam attempting to trick users of Instagram with fake two-factor authentication messages. The messages, claiming that someone has tried to access a user’s Instagram account, appear deceptively close to official Instagram messages. “Apart from a few punctuation errors and the missing space before the word ‘Please’, this message […]

Advertising Cybersecurity

Google Is Asking Ad Industry To Develop Privacy Standards Based On User Expectations

On Thursday Google engineers released their vision for the company to bring privacy standards that are more in line with consumer expectations. The new approach, dubbed Privacy Sandbox, hopes to ensure that ads remain relevant for users who are willing to share their data with websites and advertisers. “Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve […]