The data we share with companies online has become a hot-button issue, but new technologies could soon be scanning us as we go about our day. That’s the claim made by a neuroscientist, who believes that devices in the real world will start gathering unprecedented levels of information about us.
Records posted Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation following a freedom of information lawsuit filed last year reveal that federal agents would pay Geek Squad managers who pass on information about illegal materials on devices sent in by customers for repairs. The relationship goes back at least ten years, according to documents released as a result of the lawsuit.
Destructive malware intent on sabotaging PCs is to blame for the IT problems reported during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The issues, first reported on Friday by UK paper The Guardian, consisted of failing Internet and television systems for on-site journalists attending and reporting the opening ceremony.
VeraCrypt, the successor of TrueCrypt, is a free, multi-platform, on-the-fly encryption program similar to the Microsoft‘s BitLocker. The former, surprisingly, works on various platforms including Windows, MacOS, Linux and Raspbian, unlike the latter.
Microsoft turned a new leaf today and published a list of diagnostics data the company will be collecting from users of Windows 10 Creators Update, scheduled for launch next week, on April 11. The list’s publication came as a surprise for all, as Microsoft has been very secretive about the telemetry data Windows 10 collected in the past.