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California’s Tough New Privacy Law and Its Biggest Challenges

The California Consumer Privacy Act has been adopted, but the largest U.S. privacy regulation fails to address how companies can know where their data is. Read more

FBI Taps Apple to Unlock Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone

It's unclear yet whether the Cupertino giant will assist, given past history of court battles over such incidents. Read more

California Adopts Strictest Privacy Law in U.S.

On Wednesday California adopted the strictest privacy law in the United States. Read more

TikTok Banned By U.S. Army Over China Security Concerns

The U.S. Army this week has banned TikTok from government-owned devices as scrutiny over the platform's relationship with China grows. Read more

Most pirated TV shows of 2019

TorrentFreak has released its list of the 10 most torrented TV shows of 2019. Read more

YouTube responsibility push angers PewDiePie

YouTube spent 2019 answering critics with some of the most drastic changes in its 15-year history. Read more

Big discount on South African domain names

Registry Africa Limited (RA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ZACR, announced that it will offer .africa domains for $1 as part of its Asante promotion in February 2020. Read...

Maze Ransomware Behind Pensacola Attack, Data Breach Looms

Maze exfiltrates data as well as locks down systems. Officials said they don't know yet whether any residents' personal information has been breached.  Read more

Cyberattack Downs Pensacola’s City Systems

The cyberattack comes days after a shooting at U.S. military base Naval Air Station Pensacola rocked the city. Read more

Romanian Duo Receives Jailtime For Infecting 400,000 With Malware

Since 2007, the two allegedly operated a cybercrime ring called "Bayrob Group." Read more

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Framework Developer ‘Ragequits’ Open Source Community, Citing Negative Comments, ‘Very Few Provide Help’

The maintainer of the popular Rust web framework Actix has quit the project -- though he's backed off threats to make its code private...

EFF Defends Bruce Perens Victory Against ‘Open Source Security’ in Appeals Court

Bruce Perens (Slashdot reader #3872) co-founded the Open Source Initiative with Eric Raymond in 1998. (And then left it this January 2nd.) But in...

Realtek SDK Information Disclosure / Code Execution

Realtek SDK based routers suffer from information disclosure, incorrect access control, insecure password storage, code execution, and incorrectly implemented CAPTCHA vulnerabilities. Read more