One of 5G’s biggest features is a security minefield

reader comments 38 with 32 posters participating Share this story True 5G wireless data, with its ultrafast speeds and enhanced security protections, has been slow to roll out around the world. As the mobile technology proliferates—combining expanded speed and bandwidth with low-latency connections—one of its most touted features is starting to come in to focus. […]

Google Fiber was stalled for years but now says it’ll expand to 5 new states

Getty Images | Kalief Browder reader comments 67 with 52 posters participating Share this story Google Fiber says it plans to expand its fiber-to-the-home Internet service to several new states for the first time since it announced a pause in construction in October 2016. The plans are pending local approvals. The Alphabet division said in […]

Man who built ISP instead of paying Comcast $50K expands to hundreds of homes

Enlarge / A truck delivery of fiber conduit and other materials for Jared Mauch’s broadband network. Jared Mauch reader comments 182 with 136 posters participating, including story author Share this story Jared Mauch, the Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home Internet provider because he couldn’t get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is expanding […]

Phishers who breached Twilio and fooled Cloudflare could easily get you, too

Getty Images reader comments 20 with 18 posters participating Share this story At least two security-sensitive companies—Twilio and Cloudflare—were targeted in a phishing attack by an advanced threat actor who had possession of home phone numbers of not just employees but employees’ family members as well. In the case of Twilio, a San Francisco-based provider […]

10 malicious Python packages exposed in latest repository attack

Enlarge / Supply-chain attacks, like the latest PyPi discovery, insert malicious code into seemingly functional software packages used by developers. They’re becoming increasingly common. Getty Images reader comments 18 with 17 posters participating Share this story Researchers have discovered yet another set of malicious packages in PyPi, the official and most popular repository for Python programs […]

SGX, Intel’s supposedly impregnable data fortress, has been breached yet again

reader comments 10 with 9 posters participating Share this story Intel’s latest generation of CPUs contains a vulnerability that allows attackers to obtain encryption keys and other confidential information protected by the company’s software guard extensions, the advanced feature that acts as a digital vault for security users’ most sensitive secrets. Abbreviated as SGX, the […]

Crypto and the US government are headed for a decisive showdown

Elena Lacey | Getty Images reader comments 85 with 52 posters participating Share this story If you have paid casual attention to crypto news over the past few years, you probably have a sense that the crypto market is unregulated—a tech-driven Wild West in which the rules of traditional finance do not apply. If you […]

Small businesses count cost of Apple’s privacy changes

reader comments 104 with 78 posters participating Share this story Small businesses are cutting back marketing spending due to Apple’s sweeping privacy changes that have made it harder to target new customers online, in a growing trend that has led to billions of dollars in lost revenues for platforms like Facebook. Apple last year began […]

Setting our heart-attack-predicting AI loose with “no-code” tools

Enlarge / Ahhh, the easy button! Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 7 with 7 posters participating Share this story This is the second episode in our exploration of “no-code” machine learning. In our first article, we laid out our problem set and discussed the data we would use to test whether a highly […]

Crypto-driven GPU crash makes Nvidia miss Q2 projections by $1.4 billion

Getty Images reader comments 68 with 49 posters participating Share this story Nvidia doesn’t officially announce its second-quarter financial results until the end of the month, but the company is trying to soften the blow by announcing preliminary results today. And as with so many other tech companies in the last month, the results are […]