The police have a warrant and claim that's all they need to demand access to the phones' contents. But that's predicated on a string of events that seem constitutionally-dubious, to say the least.- - -
As it stands now, [suspect William] Montanez is going to spend six months in jail for preventing police from rooting around in seized cellphones for evidence they don't need and which would likely be highly irrelevant to these criminal proceedings. The police can't show probable cause for this search because none exists. And yet, the judge trying the case demanded Montanez unlock the phones in court and when he failed to do so (Montanez claimed he could not remember the passcodes), the judge tossed him in jail to, I guess, jog his memory.
This case stinks all over.
Is your DVR a Dahua? If so, your password and/or security may have been compromised. Bleeping Computer:
Login passwords for tens of thousands of Dahua devices have been cached inside search results returned by ZoomEye [...] these passwords are for Dahua DVRs running very old firmware that is vulnerable to a five-year-old vulnerability- - -
Wonderful article: Why Politicians always get tech wrong. ZD Net:
...technology is one of the biggest drivers of change in society, because it underpins almost everything we do. It's one of the biggest sources both of threats and opportunities.We need to vote tech-challenged politicians out of office. The future depends on it.
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A lot of businesses failing to detect malware, phishing domains and rogue imitation sites. Info Security:
Of the Alexa top 10,000 domains, 3390 were running one potentially vulnerable web component; 1,036,657 potentially vulnerable web components were found overall.- - -
“Some of the cryptomining scripts we found have been active for over 160 days, suggesting that organizations are failing to detect them”[.]
Motherboard - AI-assisted fake...adult entertainment:
...this new type of fake [adult entertainment] shows that we're on the verge of living in a world where it's trivially easy to fabricate believable videos of people doing and saying things they never did.- - -
The Drive - Nissan's GT-R will be the fastest sports car in the world.
|The Nissa GT-R, fastest ever.|
Tech XPlore - You're movie preferences analyzed so to better market to you. In other words, tech enables Hollywood with a new tool designed to get more of your money.
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BGR - New, 50-inch 4k TV for $399.99.
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Gadgets Now - The world should fear sex-bots and not AI.
Today, it seems impossible that even the most high-tech AI can create a robotic substitute for human relationships. Yet robots could play a supplementary role.- - -
France, an up-and-coming tech giant. TechCrunch:
France has now graduated from “asteroid” to “planet,” and is well on its way to “gas giant.”- - -
Ars Technia: Chrome. Redesigned. (Yes...again.)
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Technocracy: "Anonymous" can be ID'ed on Twitter with over 97% accuracy. (I bet it was a tech-savvy politician, U.S. no doubt, who discovered this.)
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Wccftech - Gamer or not...this chair looks really comfortable.