Consumer & Gadgets

People are too trusting of virtual assistants

Attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants could cause people to reveal more personal information to the companies that own them than they otherwise would, according to a new study.

Internet

Calif. vastly expands digital privacy. Will people use it?

Forty million Californians will soon obtain sweeping digital privacy rights stronger than any seen before in the U.S.—rights that could pose a significant challenge to Big Tech and the data economy it created.

Security

Report: Popular UAE chat app ToTok a government spy tool

A chat app that quickly became popular in the United Arab Emirates for communicating with friends and family is actually a spying tool used by the government to track its users, according to a newspaper report.

Security

Two Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and a top associate of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. and British officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least ...

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