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Security Bits – Forced Smartphone Decryption Breaches 5th Amendment, Apple Fails to Remove Malicious App, Google & MasterCard Sharing Info

Followups Instapaper comes back to the EU at last — www.macobserver.com/… Facebook is refusing to comply with a GDPR data request, so a complaint has been lodged with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPR). The DPR has opened an investigation, but has said the case is likely to get escalated from Ireland to the European […]

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Security Bits – Zero-Day on macOS, Facebook Rates User Trustworthiness, Facebook’s VPN Was Tracking Users, Excessive Google Tracking, Teenager Hacks Apple

Followups More speculation-based flaws in Intel Chips (Editorial by Bart: as with other recent Spectre/Meltdown variants, there’s no need for home users to panic, just keep your OSes patched. It’s cloud providers that really need to worry about these flaws.) L1 Terminal Fault AKA L1TF – Intel have released mitigations, and they don’t have significant […]

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NC #692 MacAlly MacBook Pro Charger, Excel and Numbers and Elapsed Time, Code-Free Automation Video, Security Bits

After last week’s brain-bending segment on battery calculations, I’ll give you three easy steps to follow that literally summarizes the entire segment. Then I’ll explain why I tried to use Numbers when I wanted to use Excel and how I continue to be disappointed by Numbers. My CMD-D video is finally up from last year […]

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Security Bits – USB Protected Mode, Exactis Breach

Followups 🇪🇺 EU Copyright Directive: Italy Wikipedia shuts down in protest at EU copyright law — www.bbc.com/… Copyright Directive legislation voted down by European Parliament — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… (This is not the end of this legislation, but it is a significant setback.) Spectre/Meltdown Another variant has been discovered, but it’s similar enough to previous ones that […]

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Security Bits – Mostly Good News

Followup Following on from security breaches at the 3rd-party companies all American cell phone companies were sharing real-time location data with, Verizon have announced they are ceasing all location data sharing (the other carriers have ended their relationships with some specifics companies, but not globally like this) — krebsonsecurity.com/… GDPR Fallout & Experiences: The Norwegian […]

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