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Hashtag Trending June 17 – Musk, Tesla and SpaceX sued;  Health and Location Data Protection Act;  iPhone users could get payouts in legal action

Hashtag Trending June 17 – Musk, Tesla and SpaceX sued; Health and Location Data Protection Act; iPhone users could get payouts in legal action

Elon Musk is getting sued again, US Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to stop data brokers from selling user location and health data, and iPhone users could be eligible for payouts following legal claims. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, June 17, and I’m your host, Tom …

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Android Spyware

Researchers Uncover ‘Hermit’ Android Spyware Used in Kazakhstan, Syria, and Italy

An enterprise-grade surveillanceware dubbed Hermit has been put to use by entities operating from within Kazakhstan, Syria, and Italy over the years since 2019, new research has revealed. Lookout attributed the spy software, which is equipped to target both Android and iOS, to an Italian company named RCS Lab SpA and Tykelab Srl, a telecom …

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2 dead in Mexico after Netflix series cast, crew van crashes

2 dead in Mexico after Netflix series cast, crew van crashes

FILE- A Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone in Philadelphia on July 17, 2017. Netflix is ​​confronting a reckoning that will result in new barriers to prevent its video streaming services subscribers from sharing their passwords beyond their households and possibly inject ads into its programming line-up for the first time. The looming changes …

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Here's Why It's So Hard to Stop Robocalls

Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Stop Robocalls

There’s a good reason you’re still afraid to answer your phone when an unknown number pops up. For years, the telecommunications industry has been trying to curb robocalls, the frustrating and potentially dangerous spam calls that try to scam anyone who picks up the phone. But even after significant milestones in defense—including the introduction of …

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Windows 11 Privacy Dashboard update

Windows 11’s new Privacy Auditing feature is super helpful

Microsoft is working on a new privacy dashboard for Windows 11 within the Settings app where you can see exactly what apps or tools have access to sensitive hardware features like camera, microphone or location. You can actively monitor the usage or see what they are doing it. Microsoft is integrating the new privacy dashboard …

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Researchers say Hermit, a powerful mobile spyware, is used by governments – TechCrunch

Researchers say Hermit, a powerful mobile spyware, is used by governments – TechCrunch

Security researchers at Lookout have released new details about an Android spyware in targeted attacks by national governments, with victims in Kazakhstan, Syria and Italy. The spyware, which Lookout is naming Hermit, was first detected in Kazakhstan in April, just months after the Kazakh government violently suppressed protests against government policies. Lookout said a Kazakh …

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FBI retrieved data from Sippy’s iPhone for CBI

FBI retrieved data from Sippy’s iPhone for CBI : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service Amit Sharma Chandigarh, June 17 It was the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that provided assistance to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by retrieving data from slain national-level shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, aka Sippy Sidhu’s iPhone 5. The FBI provided 56.1 GB data to the CBI, which …

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