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This week, RSA, one of the biggest cybersecurity conferences of the year took place in San Francisco. Researchers demonstrated lots of new reasons to freak out about your data security, but they also highlighted new techniques for staying safe. There’s the clever new tool that can protect Macs using Apple’s video game logic engine. And the NSA even made an appearance, revealing an open-source version of a powerful cybersecurity tool that agency had developed in house.
But of course, even amid good news, hacks and security flaws persisted. Google announced it had found a new zero-day exploit in MacOS, dubbed “Buggy Cow.” It also said it patched a security flaw in Chrome–which reminds us, you should turn on auto updates everywhere you can! An email marketing company exposed some 736 million email addresses. Sign-in kiosks are a security threat you should probably be worrying about more. A new machine learning technique can scan tweets to spot critical security flaws. Oh, and voting machines are still in total disarray.
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Speaking of stories that won’t go away, this week the House freshly probed Cambridge Analytica for the role it played in Wikileaks’ publication of emails that Russian hackers stole from the Democratic National Committee. And the government is still looking for new tech ideas; the Air Force held a pitch day this week, looking for new military tech.
You also may have seen that Mark Zuckerberg announced he wanted to pivot to privacy, with a new platform that would be like Facebook but private. WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nick Thompson interviewed him about it, and then laid out nine questions Zuckerberg still needs to answer.
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