Author Archives: Tareq

US Moves to Sanction Shadowy North Korean Hacking Groups | News & Opinion

The US Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups for attacking US critical infrastructure. The same groups have also been stealing millions from the financial sector to fund the North Korean government, US officials claim. The hackers’ identities are unknown, so the Treasury Department has resorted to placing their […]

Huawei Opts for Linux on Its Laptops | News & Opinion

No access to Windows 10? No problem! Huawei starts using Deepin Linux for its MateBook laptops in China, and they’re cheaper, too. Huawei created its own operating system called HarmonyOS to potentially replace Android on smarpthones, but for laptops, the Chinese company is opting for Linux. As TechRepublic reports, Huawei continues to face trade restrictions […]

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

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’

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’ […]