Today’s Tech Sightings:
Apple’s refusal to obey a court order to decrypt an iPhone belonging to a California mass shooter faces some public opposition, but also has the support of many like-minded tech firms. But the showdown has already triggered a move toward developing more secure mobile devices and applications. And experts say even a government victory could prompt tech companies to create security systems that their engineers cannot access.
Users of The Onion Router’s anonymity network appear to be falling victim to those who use the Tor browser for spamming or hacking. A new collaborative study found 1.3 million websites that refuse to connect Tor users. About 3.67 percent of Alexa’s top 1000 websites also block Tor users at the application level.
A hot topic at this year’s World Mobile Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain is the next generation of wireless networks or 5G. Writer Bob O’Donnell sheds light on this impending technology.
- Malware Targets India’s Largest Private Bank
- Researchers Say Hackers That Took Down Sony Pictures Are Still on the Attack
- Cybersecurity for Kids: ‘The Earlier We Teach This, the Better Specialists We’ll Have’
- Researchers Make Low-power Wi-Fi Breakthrough
- Boston Dynamics Presents ‘Next-generation’ Atlas Robot
- Facebook Launches ‘Reactions’ Worldwide