Flipboard, one of the most popular news aggregators in any app store it’s installed from, has been hacked. The investigation is ongoing, but initial indications are that it could have been much, much worse.
The Trump administration has moved to punish Huawei on national security grounds amid a bitter trade dispute with China. But in Europe, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker has received a different reception.
In some ways, online is like the wild west of days gone by. It’s an exciting place to visit, but you place yourself at risk every time you go there.
Equifax has had a terrible two years since it was the victim of a huge breach in 2017. One of the worst things about the hack was that it could have been prevented—it happened because the firm failed to patch an Apache Struts open source web server.
The dark web, alternatively known as the darknet or deep web, has long been a subject of controversy. The concept of “onion routing,” that is messages encapsulated in layers of encryption like the layers of an onion, on a secure, private internet was originally conceived by researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Lab.
Last year, the South China Morning Post reported that “surveillance spending in the far western [Xinjiang] region – one of the most policed places on earth – ballooned nearly 100% [in 2017] to US$8.8 billion.
It’s been quite a year already. Global data breaches have already compromised 4.5 billion records in the first half of 2018, a 133% increase compared to the same time last year.