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Android news and kids apps contain the most third-party trackers

An academic study of nearly one million Android applications reveals that most apps contain third-party tracking code, and that “news apps and apps targeted at children appear to be amongst the worst in terms of the number of third-party trackers associated with them.” The University of Oxford research consisted of ...

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Zuckerberg disses Apple, misses | ZDNet

A touch peeved? File photo He’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. Well, given that we’re talking about the marginally less emotive Mark Zuckerberg, he’s probably a touch peeved and he’s going to say a couple of things. That’s the impression one gets from yesterday’s ...

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5G stakes couldn’t be higher so we advised Huawei ban: ASD

Director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Mike Burgess has said his agency had recommended that Australia extend its Huawei ban into the 5G realm. In August, Canberra officially locked out Huawei and ZTE, saying that the vendors were likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from Beijing, and that ...

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This is how hackers can wipe your memory and steal your thoughts

What if a hacker could one day enter your mind at will, stealing information, tweaking or eradicating memories, or causing debilitating damage? It might seem like a concept born from Altered Carbon’s stack technologies, but according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and the University of Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group, cyberattacks ...

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New SamSam ransomware campaign aims at targets across the US

SamSam ransomware is still plaguing organisations across the US, with fresh attacks against 67 new targets – including at least one involved with administering the upcoming midterm elections. The malware is designed in such a way that it in additional to encrypting files and data across target networks, it also ...

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