Twitter has rebuffed claims by a conservative media outlet that its staff monitor users‘ private data, including direct messages sent over the social network (via TechCrunch).
Earlier this week, Project Veritas, which hosts sting operation-style videos produced by self-proclaimed „guerrilla journalist“ James O’Keefe, posted footage that appears to show Twitter engineers admitting that teams of employees access users‘ data.
In one brief clip, a senior network security engineer appears to say that the social media company would be able hand over President Donald Trump’s data, including deleted tweets and direct messages, to the [...]
Apple’s announcement on Wednesday that its iCloud services in mainland China will be handed over to a Chinese company has already run into controversy, after it emerged that accounts registered overseas are being swept up in the migration.
Apple said yesterday that customers based in China had been contacted and advised to examine new terms and conditions, which include a clause that both Apple and the Chinese firm will have access to all data stored on iCloud servers, which will be transferred from February 28. Customers living in mainland China who did not want to use iCloud operated by GCBD had been given the option to terminate their account.
Apple today confirmed that its iCloud services in mainland China will be operated by a Chinese company from next month (via People’s Daily, China). The firm, called Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (GCBD), is owned by the Guizhou provincial government in southern China, and will manage Apple’s new $1 billion data center, which opened in the region last year.
Apple said customers based in the country had been contacted and advised to examine new terms and conditions, which include a clause that both Apple and the Chinese firm will have access to all data stored on iCloud servers.
Apple on Wednesday announced its decision to [...]
Intel this afternoon addressed reports of a serious design flaw and security vulnerability in its CPUs, shedding additional light on the issue that was uncovered yesterday and has since received extensive media coverage.
In a statement on its website, Intel says that it planned to disclose the vulnerability next week when additional software patches were available, but was forced to make a statement today due to „inaccurate media reports.“
According to Intel, the issue is not limited to Intel chips and the exploits in question do not have the potential to corrupt, modify, or delete data. Despite Intel’s statement, Intel chips are more heavily [...]