9to5Google Daily 563: New Google Pay means no more p2p web transfers, Netflix Originals leave new Chromecast watchlist, plus more

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The Secret Group Trying to Topple North Korea’s Regime

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When writer Suki Kim heard on the news that there had been a break-in at North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, led by a young man named Adrian Hong, she “sat ...

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Security Operations in an AWS Environment

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Grammarly’s AI-powered writing assistant helps 30 million people write more clearly and effectively every day—and the security of all our users’ data, along with the reliability of our services, are our highest priorities. We use Amazon Web Services (AWS), the industry-leading secure cloud platform...

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Podcast Episode: Control Over Users, Competitors, and Critics

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Episode 004 of EFF’s How to Fix the Internet

Cory Doctorow joins EFF hosts Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien as they discuss how large, established tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook can block interoperability in order to squelch competition and control their users, and how we can fix this b…

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Baidu’s Android Apps Caught Collecting Sensitive User Details

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Two Android applications belonging to Chinese tech giant Baidu were removed from the official Google Play Store at the end of October after they were caught collecting sensitive user details. From a report: The two apps -- Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box -- were removed after Google received a repor...

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Apple’s head of security indicted in iPads-for-gun-licenses bribery case

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Apple's Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer was charged with bribery Tuesday after allegedly giving 200 iPads to local officials in exchange for concealed-carry gun licenses for Apple's security team. The Morgan Hill Times reports that others indicted included Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Und...

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