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Paris asks scooter sharing services to restrict speed to 10km/h

Riding a scooter in Paris will soon feel incredibly… slow. The City of Paris has announced that scooter sharing services should restrict the maximum top speed to 10km/h (that’s 6.2mph). That decision comes following a number of pedestrian injuries that involved a scooter. Paris has been an important market for scooter sharing companies. It’s a …

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Analyst: Apple's AR glasses will run Mac chips

Apple is now expected to introduce the first-generation of its AR/VR glasses in Q4 2022, and a report from analyst Ming-chi Kuo tells us a little more of what to expect from these things. If true, you’ll one day be wearing your Mac like sunglasses. To be fair, a lot of this we’ve heard already. …

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This stealthy malware hides behind an impossible date

Security researchers have discovered new remote access trojan (RAT) malware that has created an unusual new way of hiding on servers. As first reported on BleepingComputer, this new malware, dubbed CronRAT, hides in scheduled tasks on Linux servers by being set for execution on February 31, a date that doesn’t exist.  ZDNet Recommends Discovered and …

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Apple’s NSO lawsuit targets illegal spying by oppressive regimes

Apple says its lawsuit against NSO Group this week is an attempt to hold the surveillance firm “accountable for … the surveillance and targeting of Apple users.” And it spared no ire in accusing the Israeli spyware company of its selling surveillance software to authoritarian governments — regardless of whether those governments use it to target …

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This chip flaw could have let malicious apps eavesdrop on Android phone users

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has addressed four vulnerabilities that could have allowed malicious apps to eavesdrop on Android phone users.  Three the of vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2021-0661, CVE-2021-0662 and CVE-2021-0663, affected MediaTek’s audio digital signal processor (DSP) firmware. It’s a sensitive component that if compromised could allow attackers to spy on user conversations.  Researchers at …

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Apple pulls no punches in lawsuit against 'amoral' NSO Group

Apple has punched back against the “amoral” surveillance as a service industry of smartphone snoopers, filing suit against the NSO Group and its owner, Q Cyber Technologies, and taking steps to further secure digital lives. Why this should matter to your business Israeli firm NSO Group is a spyware firm that provides surveillance services to governments. It effectively …

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GMC will begin Hummer EV deliveries in December

The first electric Hummers will be making their way to their new owners this holiday season. According to Autoblog, GMC boss Duncan Aldred has announced that deliveries of the Hummer Edition 1 — the all-electric truck variant that’ll set buyers back over $112,000 — begin in December. The conference has also revealed that Edition 1 …