On March 11, Adam Bennett -- known by most as the radio voice of Anonymous, LoraxLive, who was arrested last year for alleged computer crimes -- will finally learn what he's being charged with. This had been expected to happen this week. Instead, at the last minute, Australian Commonwealth prosecutors -- for the third time since the case began 10 months ago -- requested another delay to change its lineup of accusations against him. Maddeningly, the prosecution also indicated it will be dropping its initial charges against Bennett, and adding a slew of new ones. Featured stories Cryptocurrency reality checks and the coming boom USB Type-C is the iPhone charging connector that Steve Jobs would have wanted I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro. It didn’t go well Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files One charge the prosecution will be keeping is what amounts to criminal charges for a proof-of-concept penetration test of the Heartbleed … [Read more...] about Australia to prosecute Heartbleed pentest in desperation to pin charges on Anonymous radio host
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While Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg was apologizing for giving Russian-linked Cambridge Analytica access to over 50 million US Facebook users' personal data, news broke that Facebook had been scraping call and text message data from Android phones for years. If you looked closely, you would have seen Zuckerberg and company had been snooping on Facebook's billion-plus users since the beginning. Indeed, the company's entire business model is built on profiting from your personal data. Also: Apple's Tim Cook: Facebook's privacy blunder 'so dire' we need regulations Featured stories Cryptocurrency reality checks and the coming boom USB Type-C is the iPhone charging connector that Steve Jobs would have wanted I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro. It didn’t go well Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files That's not news, but we're only now realizing just how deeply Facebook data mines each of us including our phone call and text messaging … [Read more...] about Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?
Although ripping off Snapchat seems to be the hot new thing in social networking, the dominance of Facebook continues. True, there are rumblings of younger users deserting the world's largest social network, but for now it remains the biggest player in the field. And Facebook isn't sitting still either, as it continues to roll out a steady stream of smart features, particularly in the excellent Facebook Messenger. This instant messaging service is one of the best iPhone apps, and supports voice chat, live video, third-party app integrations, and now end-to-end encrypted chats. It's one of the best mobile messaging apps we've seen, and an Editors' Choice winner. Start ChattingiPhone 6. If you live in a multi-device household, you'll be relieved to know that there are versions of the app for Android and even Windows Phone! If neither of those work for you, Messenger has an excellent Web interface. It's one of the very few messaging services that doesn't require an app to use. Pizza Hut … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger (for iPhone)
Shouldn't email be easier? Given all the amazing feats technology can accomplish, it's a mystery that email remains such a pain in the neck. One of the few mobile email apps making email better is—somewhat surprisingly—Microsoft Outlook. It's surprising because the desktop version of Outlook, while tremendously powerful, has a reputation for feature bloat that would seem to make it incompatible with mobile devices. Outlook for mobile devices, however, is light and flexible. One excellent feature in particular shows a Focused view of your inbox, filtering out emails that probably aren't important to you. This excellent iPhone app also has an integrated calendar, customizable swipe gestures, and other smart features. Plus, it supports many more email accounts than just Microsoft's, including Gmail and IMAP accounts. Because it makes real inroads at making email better, the Microsoft Outlook mobile app is a PCMag Editors' Choice. Price and SupportOutlook.com, … [Read more...] about Microsoft Outlook (for iPhone)
I know a lot of people in the security industry, and I know a lot of people who enjoy Facebook. However, there's not much overlap between these groups. As someone who's part of both groups, I'm a bit of an oddity. Many security experts either always steered clear of the social network or are currently advocating deleting it. I follow security topics and products closely, and I also use Facebook, carefully. I don't see any need to delete my Facebook account. But now that Facebook has made it so easy to download everything the social network has about me, I went ahead with that process. Perusing the resulting archive, I ran into some surprises, both positive and otherwise. I'm Careful, Really I Am I've known for years that with Facebook, I'm not the customer, I'm the product. I keep my profile private except to friends. I don't post a lot in my visible profile, and not all of what I display is true. For example, while it's true that I studied Existentialism in college, I'm not actually a … [Read more...] about How to Download Your Facebook Data (and 6 Surprising Things I Found)