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Whenever one picks up a book with an eye to writing about it, one necessarily needs to know the subject matter therein. The recent book This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends — an ungrammatical title if anything — claims to be a book about the zero-day "industry" as per the author, Nicole Perlroth, a staff reporter for the New York Times, who covers cyber security. (I dislike that word "cyber" and will use infosec right through this piece.)

Published in Open Sauce

The Indian Government has said a power outage in Mumbai last year was caused by human error, adding that no evidence exists to connect the incident to a "hacking attempt".

Published in Security

CIA-backed threat intelligence firm Recorded Future has issued a document in which it claims that a China-linked group named RedEcho is targeting the Indian power industry. That's the meaning from the headline which is very definitive.

Published in Open Sauce

UPDATED 11 February: Ex-NSA hacker and former owner of security company Immunity, Dave Aitel, has launched a fresh salvo of tweets against a book published by New York Times cyber security reporter Nicole Perlroth, after securing and reading a copy of the tome which was published on Tuesday US time.

Published in Security

Former NSA hacker and ex-owner of security company Immunity, Dave Aitel, has once again criticised New York Times' cyber security reporter Nicole Perlroth, claiming that nearly every detail in a piece the journalist wrote to promote an upcoming book of hers is wrong.

Published in Security

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be able to escape a future in jail given that a decision on whether to send him to the US or not will be taken only in 2021.

Published in Open Sauce

A federal grand jury in the United States has issued a second indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, charging him with recruiting hackers to commit computer intrusions to benefit the whistle-blower website.

Published in Security

A new paid subscription news service will be announced by Apple on Monday, with The Wall Street Journal as a partner, despite the Cupertino company taking 50% of the subscription revenue as its share. A subscription is expected to cost US$10 per month.

Published in Apps

Media outlets which throw their lot in with Apple's mobile news app will see plenty of traffic but little in terms of revenue as a result, a report claims.

Published in Apps

Some websites have shut down and others are either blocking users from Europe or trying to obtain consent before allowing them in as the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the 28 states of the European Union.

Published in Technology Regulation

In October, the three biggest mainstream newspapers in the US carried stories about Kaspersky Lab that effectively ensured there would be no second thoughts about the company's deals with the US Government. Examined carefully, these stories are short on essential detail. They are full of holes.

Published in Open Sauce

A former operations manager at Facebook says the social media giant has exhibited a lax attitude towards self-regulation in the past and needs to be regulated by an external entity.

Published in Technology Regulation

In its continuing bid to provide what it sees as proof that it has no nexus with the Russian Government, Kaspersky Lab has released a detailed report about a 2014 incident which was reported by US media and used to cast aspersions on the company.

Published in Security

Explosive allegations by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks that the CIA had devised a means to impersonate exfiltration attempts from computers infected with its malware implants as being from Kaspersky Lab have been largely ignored by the mainstream US and tech media.

Published in Open Sauce

A former writer for Forbes claims Google used its power to force her to kill a story that was critical of the search behemoth's monopolistic practices six years ago.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:03

YouTube ad issues: US media goes easy on Google

Google has ad problems. At least that's what numerous stories have told us over the last three weeks. But judging from the search behemoth's reaction, one could well be forgiven for thinking that all is well at the Googleplex.

Published in Open Sauce

A number of American journalists have received warnings from Google that state-sponsored hackers are trying to break into their Gmail accounts.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:41

Apple yanks New York Times apps from China store

Acting on orders from China, Apple has pulled the New York Times' new apps from its app store in the country.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Facebook has developed software that would allow censorship of posts on the network in specific geographical regions, in order to help it break into the Chinese market, the New York Times has reported.

Published in Technology Regulation
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