Cybersecurity

Phishing Campaign Hides Malware in Resumes

Hackers have added a new challenge for corporate HR departments, after targeting companies with a phishing campaign that hides malware in résumés sent as email attachments. The hack, uncovered by Cofense Intelligence a security services provider, uses résumé files attached as .doc to deliver Quasar RAT. Quasar RAT is a completely legitimate open-source remote administration tool available on GitHub, […]

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YouTube Will Reportedly Pay A Fine of $150M – $200M After FTC Probe

Politico reports that Google will be shelling out between $150 and $200 million to settle an FTC regulatory probe into children’s privacy on YouTube. The investigation launched last year following an massive joint appeal from 20 advocacy groups. Who claim YouTube violated the COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) by collecting data of users younger than 13 […]

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Ex-Autonomous Vehicle Engineer For Google And Uber Charged By The U.S. DoJ

The U.S. DoJ confirmed a criminal indictment against Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer. At a press conference in San Jose the DoJ announced a total of 33 charges for theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. Alleging Levandowski took confidential information from Google’s self-driving car project to Uber. Levandowski worked at Google’s self-driving car project prior to its […]

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BBC Plans ‘Beeb’ A Voice Assistant For BBC Services That Understands British Accents

According to reporting by the Guardian the BBC is planning to introduce its own voice assistant to compete with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc. They key competitive advantage of the BBC voice assistant; the voice will be trained to understand British accents. On British comedy TV it’s become common to depict sketches where AI voice assistants […]

Social Media

Reported: FCC And FTC Oppose A Trump Social Media Plan

Officials from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and Federal Trade Commission are reportedly resistant to a proposal that would task them with regulating the editorial policies of social media companies’. The officials, reportedly responding to a drafted executive order have raised First Amendment concerns with discouraging web companies from removing or censoring content for political reasons. Basically […]