Philip Choo

A group of European consumer watchdogs has filed a privacy complaint against Google — arguing the company uses manipulative tactics in order to keep tracking web users’ location, for ad-targeting purposes. The consumer organizations are making the complaint under the EU’s new data protection framework, GDPR, which regulators can use to levy major fines for
Building on work that had sought to create fake partial fingerprints for fooling biometric scanners, researchers have used machine learning and artificial intelligence to construct full images of fake fingerprints. Philip Bontrager, Aditi Roy, Julian Togelius and Nasir Memon, researchers at New York University Tandon, and Arun Ross, researcher at Michigan State University, developed DeepMasterPrints,
Police in Ukraine have arrested a man who allegedly used a notorious Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to target thousands of users around the world. A statement from the Ukrainian National Police on Friday said that cyber specialists on the force cuffed a 42-year-old man from Lviv on suspicion of using the DarkComet malware. He’s said
Security experts have lined up to warn consumers of a deluge of phishing and gift card scams as Cyber Monday kicks off today. The US online sales blitz has also become something of a staple across some European countries, especially in the UK where it’s predicted that sales today will take total online spending for
‘Tis the season for cyber-scams, according to the new Holiday Threat Report from Carbon Black. The report compared cyber-attack data over the last two years and found that once cyber-attacks spike on Cyber Monday, they will likely remain elevated throughout the holiday season. The holiday season of 2016 saw a 20.5% surge in attempted attacks, but
Law enforcement agencies across the EU have successfully shut down more than 33,600 internet domains distributing counterfeit or stolen items, according to a press release published today by Europol. Europol announced that its Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3) seized 33,654 domain names that had been selling contraband, including counterfeit pharmaceuticals, pirated films, television shows,
Facebook has again made headlines after the UK Parliament leveraged its legal right to demand documents alleged to include confidential email exchanges between top executives, as well as correspondences with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to The Guardian. The documents are believed to contain the details of Facebook’s data and privacy controls prior to the Cambridge Analytica
If your organization is, you can win on a couple fronts… In traditional warfare, information sharing is key. The notion of sharing insight on your opponent is extremely valuable and cannot be underestimated. The basic principles in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War state you must know yourself and know your opponent to be successful.
Roughly one year after WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton made his highly-publicized exit from Facebook, another executive and early employee of the messaging platform is doing the same. Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s chief business officer, announced today that he would be “taking some time off to recharge and spend time with family.” Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion
Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users discover places others have recommended: it now supports hashtags in reviews. For example, if you’re reviewing a restaurant that would make an excellent #datenight spot, you can simply add the appropriate hashtag. Or if the business is #familyfriendly or #wheelchairaccessible, you can
Amazon’s kicking off Re:Invent week with the launch of AWS RoboMaker. The cloud-based service utilizes the widely deployed open-source software Robot Operating System (ROS) to offer developers a place to develop and test robotics applications. RoboMaker essentially serves as a platform to help speed up the time-consuming robotics development process. Among the tools offered by
Apple is looking to better support female-identifying founders through its new Entrepreneur Camp, a technology lab focused on app development. The free two-week camp, which kicks off in January, will give female founders the opportunity to receive one-on-one coding assistance from Apple engineers, as well as attend sessions on design, technology and App Store marketing.
News of the world’s first ever gene-edited human babies being born in China caused a huge stir on Monday after the MIT Technology Review and the Associated Press brought the project to light. People in and outside China rushed to question the ethical implications of the scientific breakthrough, reportedly the fruit of a Chinese researcher named He Jiankui from a university
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s just as repeatedly snubbed. In the latest high gear change, reported in yesterday’s Observer, the committee has used parliamentary powers