Mayur Agnihotri

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Can you have both security and privacy in the internet age?

With threats to national and international security on the rise, all agree that security services have to be able to operate in order to address …

Google will restrict access to its Autocomplete API on August 10, asks developers to use Custom Search Engine | VentureBeat | Dev

Are you a developer who uses Google’s unofficial Autocomplete API? Be warned, you won’t be able to do so anymore after August 10, 2015.<p>Google currently supports more than 80 APIs that developers can use to integrate Google services and data into their applications. The company also has unsupported …

Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent approved by European Commission

The European Commission has given the green light to Nokia's acquisition of telecoms equipment company Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion ($16.6 billion). The Commission noted that the deal would "not raise competition concerns" because "the parties are not close competitors [and] a number of strong …

Hacking Team Leak Underscores Complexity of Regulating Software

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Journalism

Dozens of popular apps found ‘vulnerable to password cracking’

Popular iOS and Android apps from companies like Walmart, ESPN, Slack and SoundCloud have been found vulnerable to password cracking, according to a recent report from AppBugs. The security firm found that dozens of the most popular apps are lacking, in that they allow you to make any number of …

Boeing is creating a drone that can deliver spyware over WiFi

A subsidiary of aircraft-maker Boeing, which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles, is apparently working on a drone capable of delivering spyware to unsuspecting devices below.<p>The project involves Insitu, a Boeing-owned company that specializes in drones, and Hacking Team, the Italian firm that …

How to avoid fake iOS crash scam that wants to steal your cash

An iOS scam designed to cheat people out of money is being reported by users in both the United States and the U.K.<p>A number of iPhone and iPad users have received pop-up notifications on their devices informing them that iOS has crashed, that their personal data is being stolen by a third party, …

Identity Theft

Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Connected Cars from Hackers

After hackers proved that they could remotely disable a Jeep, two U.S. senators introduced a bill aiming to protect people who drive connected cars.<p>The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, introduced on Tuesday by Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of …

Common Sense

15% of smartphone apps can scam you, study finds

Your smartphone apps may be scamming you.<p>Nearly 15% of all apps may stealthily load barrages of invisible ads that artificially inflate viewer …