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"U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted communications." 🙄

FaceApp uses AI to "age" images of users, but @michaelgrothaus says users aren't told photos are uploaded to the cloud. Even if FaceApp is doing nothing nefarious w/photos today, their privacy policy allows such in the future.

Privacy policies matter.

I like the idea.. a processor inside a memory

Will In-Memory Processing Work?

Changes that sidestep von Neumann architecture could be key to low-power ML hardware.

A privacy win last week as the California Senate Judiciary Committee blocked Big-Tech-backed efforts to weaken the privacy protections secured by the California Consumer Privacy Act!

Germany has banned its #schools from using cloud-based productivity suites from Microsoft, Google, and Apple, because the companies weren't meeting the country's #privacy requirements.

Deeply grateful to @OSCON for recognizing Let's Encrypt with the Most Impact Award! We'd like to thank our users and sponsors for helping us to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web!

Shrinking Linux Attack Surfaces

Often, a kernel developer will try to reduce the size of an attack surface against #Linux, even if it can't be closed entirely. It's generally a toss-up whether such a patch makes it into the kernel...

New breach: Invitations website Evite had 101M unique email addresses breached this year from a 2013 archive (most were invite recipients). Members also had names, phones, DoBs & plain text passwords exposed. 65% were already in @haveibeenpwned. Read more:

Goodbye Aberration: Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem

When you look through your viewfinder and things seem a little bit blurry or lacking definition, it's probably because you are using an “el cheapo” lens.

🚨 Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders are being forced to install malware on their Android phones.

"The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files."

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