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August 18, 2017


Verizon — Yes, Verizon — Just Stood Up For Your Privacy

Fourteen of the biggest US tech companies filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Monday supporting more rigorous warrant requirements for law enforcement seeking certain cell phone data, such as location information.


Unpatchable Flaw Affects Most Of Today’s Modern Cars

A flaw buried deep in the hearts of all modern cars allows an attacker with local or even remote access to a vehicle to shut down various components, including safety systems such as airbags, brakes, parking sensors, and others.


Maersk Shipping Reports $300m Loss Stemming From Notpetya Attack

A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container ship and supply vessel company, said Tuesday that it would incur hundreds of millions in U.S. dollar losses due to the NotPetya wiper malware attacks of late June.


Uber Reaches Deal With FTC On Consumer Privacy, Agrees To New Program

Ridesharing behemoth Uber agreed Tuesday to institute “a culture of privacy” in how it handles personal information from its passengers and drivers.


Game Of Thrones And HBO – Twitter, Facebook Accounts Hacked

The Game of Thrones hacking saga continues, but this time it’s the HBO’s and GOT’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts got compromised, rather than upcoming episodes.