Today’s Tech Sightings:
Startup wireless security company Bastille reports that wireless mice and keyboards from several companies, including Amazon, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and Microsoft can be hacked from 100 yards away or about three feet. The problem, called MouseJack, is the result of a vulnerability in the protocols between the devices and a computer’s USB wireless receivers.
In an interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Business Insider questioned the head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about climate change, energy, how to bring power to millions of people who don’t have it, and how the world’s billionaires can make an energy miracle happen.
The standoff between Apple and the U.S. government continues as Apple CEO Tim Cook remains unwilling to help law authorities break the encryption of an iPhone that belonged to a California mass shooter. And according to the Wall Street Journal, The U.S. Justice Department is now looking at court orders to force Apple to break the encryption on several other devices in about a dozen other cases. The controversy has also divided public opinion between Apple supporters and those backing the government.
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