security


Busy Signal

If you spend any amount of time on social media these days (and heaven knows I do), you’ll see people talking about encrypted chat apps. In the days following the Capitol riots, both Twitter and Facebook cracked down hard on violent speech and anything that could be considered a conspiracy theory. The result was a …

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They’re Watching

I have this whole rant about security prepared, but I just realized this is the Halloween edition of This Week in Mobile. So be prepared to be spooked. We’ve all sort of become inured to the fact that being on the internet means your privacy will erode away, at least to some degree. Every time …

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Future-Proofing the Security of Medicine

One of the central themes in any analysis of the progress of humans’ technological prowess is compromise. Economist Thomas Sowell said, “There are no solutions. There are only tradeoffs.” Take healthcare, for example. We see an awesome new future where there’s less friction, fewer obstacles, and more changes to disseminate help to more people. But …

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Ticking Down to Zero: TikTok, WeChat, and the Politics of Posturing

We had an entirely different column written, but part two of our deep dive into broadband access can wait until next week. Because something bigger happened. WeChat and TikTok will be banned in U.S. app stores beginning Sunday, September 20. As of Sunday, distribution or maintenance of WeChat and TikTok on an app store will …

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Teach a Man to Phish

Covid-19 has brought out the best in a lot of people. At the same time, if you’re someone who preys on the weak, this global pandemic is a banquet. If you’re anything like us you’ve seen a huge increase in phishing and scam calls since all of this began in earnest. Interestingly, so have corporations. …

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“Will the robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children.”

Photo by Alex Knight  You have 10 seconds to comply At BiTE HQ we are of two minds about the imminent robot revolution. While the idea of helpful androids fulfill our childhood sci-fi fantasies, those same childhood fantasies also remind us that for every Johnny 5 there’s an Ash. Tech pundits have been speaking on …

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4 Ways API and Mobile App Development Teams Can Work Together To Ensure Security

Mobile represents new risks and unique attack vectors that require the focus of the whole organization, not just one team Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rates safes on the length of time it would take an attacker with normal tools to break in and steal your valuables. In addition, most safes are bolted to the floor from within the …

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AT&T (again), CAPTCHA’s fall, Microsoft’s latest fails

Big business v. small town We’re starting to think that AT&T is a firm believer in the “all PR is good PR” theory, since this is the second time in a single week they’ve made headlines for pretty sketchy behavior. After Wednesday’s interesting admission that they’re moving ahead with expansion plans regardless of the outcome …

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