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Researchers report 'Sweyntooth' vulnerabilities in 480 Bluetooth devices

Researchers from Singapore say they have found security flaws in more than 480 Bluetooth devices including smart home gadgets, fitness bracelets and medical instruments. The vulnerabilities, which were found in Bluetooth ...

Computer Sciences

Researchers develop framework that improves Firefox security

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University and Mozilla have developed a new framework to improve web browser security. The framework, called RLBox, has been ...

Security

Venmo did what with my data? My location was shared when I paid with the app

Many of us have ditched cash and, instead, use smartphone apps like Venmo to pay for goods and services.

Computer Sciences

Emotion recognition has a privacy problem—here's how to fix it

With devices listening everywhere you go, privacy concerns are endemic to advancing technology. Especially sensitive are different techniques powered by audio from your smartphones and speakers, putting consumers in a constant ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Team develops bracelet that jams microphones

The very topic of digital assistants and home smart devices sporting microphones and the potential for the outside world to listen in on recordings is not a comfortable one, to say the least. It's no longer a simple case ...