Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom

Enlarge (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Apple said it has pushed a silent macOS update that removes the undocumented webserver that was installed by the Zoom conferencing app for Mac. The webserver accepts connections from any device connected to the same local network, a security researcher disclosed on Monday. The server continues to run even when a Mac user uninstalls Zoom. The researcher showed how the webserver can be abused...

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The Window to Rein In Facial Recognition Is Closing

As Congress continues to punt on facial recognition, advocacy groups have redoubled their efforts.

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JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War
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JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War

A ship seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in June carrying over 15,000 kilos of cocaine has now been tied to JP Morgan Chase’s asset management unit. Officially the company does not exercise any operational control of the vessel, but some serious questions are raised when such large scale transport is used for black market exchange. Especially given the extensive history of globally established banks paying...

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency
Jul11

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

A growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments...

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Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear
Jul11

Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Cryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (BTC) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies have seen losses of between 5-20%. Also Read: Iranians Defy Warning and Share Pictures of Bitcoin Mining in...

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