Feb 122020
 
 February 12, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Sarah Perez reports: Google  Nest,  the smart home brand for Google’s line of smart speakers, thermostats, smoke detectors and more, announced this morning that it will soon require all Nest users to enroll in two-factor authentication to further protect their account. The feature has long been available to Nest users, but was previously optional. [Read More…]

Feb 122020
 
 February 12, 2020  Posted by  Business, Online

Joseph Cox reports: The popular Edison email app, which is in the top 100 productivity apps on the Apple app store, scrapes users’ email inboxes and sells products based off that information to clients in the finance, travel, and e-Commerce sectors. The contents of Edison users’ inboxes are of particular [Read More…]

Feb 092020
 
 February 9, 2020  Posted by  Business, Laws

Zack Whittaker reports on some bumps in the road to implementation of CCPA. Many of the tech giants that kicked and screamed in resistance to the new law have acquiesced and accepted their fate — at least until something different comes along. The California tech scene had more than a year to prepare, [Read More…]

Feb 082020
 
 February 8, 2020  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt, Surveillance

Byron Tau and Michelle Hackman report: The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones in America and is using it for immigration and border enforcement, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. [Read More…]