Today’s Tech Sightings:
A new incarnation of spyware previously used to snoop on activists on iPhones now targets Android smartphones. Lookout and Google researchers announced the original strain, also known as Pegasus, last year, when it was being used by a state to monitor Middle Eastern activists using iPhones. The Android version – Chrysaor – has targeted users in the Middle East, Europe and South America for keylogging, video and audio capture and app data.
For some reason, Apple just realized it had been neglecting its Mac Pro users. More importantly, Apple execs conceded the 2013 Mac Pro redesign was a mistake. They acknowledged they did not pay Mac Pro users enough attention, but announced minor fixes in the short-term. Meanwhile, a new model is in development.
Things were a lot different when Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web more than two decades ago. And he’s not too happy with recent changes affecting the privacy of internet users as he accepts the Turing Award for historic accomplishments in computer science. Lee told The Post people should unite in protest in support of privacy that they should not be forced to use workarounds to protect.
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