Israeli Spyware Firm Adopts Human Rights Policy Amid Abuse Concerns | News & Opinion

, Israeli Spyware Firm Adopts Human Rights Policy Amid Abuse Concerns | News & Opinion

An Israeli company that sells spyware to governments is adopting a human rights policy to prevent customers from abusing its technologies. Whether the policy is anything more than lip service is the big question. For years, NSO Group has been accused of helping oppressive regimes spy on human rights activists, journalists, and politicians. Past activities […]

Dell XPS 15 (7590, OLED) Review & Rating

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Here in 2019, laptops are increasingly falling into specialized types for gamers, content creators, and other bands of buyers. But general, tried-and-true desktop replacements remain essential. The Dell XPS 15 is one of our favorites in that crowd, a jack-of-all-trades that can do everything well in lieu of a full-size desktop. The newest 7590 model […]

Your iPhone Is Secure, Google Is Just ‘Stoking Fear’

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Apple is pushing back on reports that iOS has a security problem. Apple said today that an iPhone hack disclosed by Google was targeting members of the Uighur Muslim community—not the public at large, as some had feared. “Google’s post, issued six months after iOS patches were released, creates the false impression of ‘mass exploitation’ […]

Twitter Suspends ‘Tweet via SMS’ Feature After Account Hijacks

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‘We’re taking this step because of vulnerabilities that need to be addressed by mobile carriers and our reliance on having a linked phone number for two-factor authentication,’ Twitter says. September 4, 2019 6:33PM EST September 4, 2019 Twitter is temporarily shutting off the “Tweet via SMS” message feature after hackers likely abused it to hijack […]

NZXT BLD Starter PC Plus Review & Rating

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The BLD Starter PC Plus (starts at $899; $999 as tested) is a midtower gaming desktop from L.A.-based component maker NZXT. Sold under its BLD program as a preconfigured, quick-to-ship machine, it’s assembled from aftermarket components in one of NZXT’s well-designed cases. Nothing’s proprietary about it, and as we tested it (with AMD’s Ryzen 5 […]