Computer Security

How to Keep ‘Zoombombers’ Out of Your Meetings

As Zoom’s user base has grown in recent weeks, reports of “Zoombombing,” or “Zoom raiding,” have spread across the internet. Public school classes, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, yoga sessions and other virtual gatherings have been derailed by participants. Some of the

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With TikTok Mired in Uncertainty, Facebook Pounces With Instagram Reels

SAN FRANCISCO — As the Chinese-owned video app TikTok works to head off the threat of a ban in the United States, Facebook has sensed opportunity. On Wednesday, Instagram, the photo-sharing app

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Why a Data Breach at a Genealogy Site Has Privacy Experts Worried

In Dr. Edge’s paper, he warned that it was possible to create fake profiles to identify people with genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s and other diseases. “If something is just a geeky

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Google Virus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data

Some Android users in Europe say they feel misled by their governments. Instructions on many of the apps direct Android users to turn on location, for instance, but make no mention of

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Google Coronavirus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data

Some Android users in Europe say they feel misled by their governments. Instructions on many of the apps direct Android users to turn on location, for instance, but make no mention of

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Twitter Struggles to Unpack a Hack Within Its Walls

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said it would request information from Twitter about the hack. “The ability of bad actors to take over prominent accounts, even fleetingly, signals a worrisome vulnerability

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Barr Urges U.S. Companies to Resist Serving as ‘Pawns’ for China

WASHINGTON — Accusing American firms of engaging in “corporate appeasement” of the Chinese Communist Party, Attorney General William P. Barr called on the private sector on Thursday to get tougher in resisting

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Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.

In April, Norway released a smartphone app, Smittestopp or “stop infection,” that records users who come into close contact for more than 15 minutes and sends alerts if they have been exposed

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Hong Kong Security Law Sets Stage for Global Internet Fight

Individuals, as well, have taken to self-censoring. Many have taken down posts, removed “likes” for some pro-democracy pages and even deleted accounts on platforms like Twitter, according to activists. Fears that WhatsApp

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