Alfred Ng, CNET

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Syracuse, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alfred:

Nike's Android app is bricking its Adapt BB self-tying shoes

Have you tried turning your shoes off and back on? → Read More

Google calls Nest's hidden microphone an 'error'

The tech giant never informed customers that the home security hub had a microphone. → Read More

Homeland Security says it's 'doubling down' on 2020 election security efforts

The agency denies reports claiming that its election security work was dwindling. → Read More

Chinese facial recognition company left database of people's locations exposed

There were more than 6.8 million records from the last 24 hours alone that anyone could access. → Read More

Government watchdog finds weak enforcement of US privacy regulations

Nearly all of the 101 data privacy violations investigated in the last 10 years ended in settlement agreements, with no penalties. → Read More

With smart sneakers, privacy risks take a great leap

Privacy experts are waiting for the other shoe to drop on connected kicks. → Read More

Google's new Chrome extension warns you about stolen passwords

The Password Checkup lets you know if the username and password you're using have been nabbed by hackers in the past. → Read More

Selling fake followers and likes is illegal, landmark settlement finds

“Anyone profiting off of deception and impersonation is breaking the law,” says the New York attorney general. → Read More

Old hacks strike again: Data from 2.2B accounts lands on the dark web

More than 600 gigabytes of hacked accounts from years ago have been compiled and are free to download. → Read More

UAE's 'Karma' hack tool spied on iPhones just by sending a text, report says

Spies for the United Arab Emirates stole photos and messages without victims needing to click anything, Reuters reports. → Read More

Apple FaceTime bug prompts investigation from NY attorney general

The investigation calls into question how Apple responded to the security vulnerability. → Read More

Deepfakes, disinformation among global threats cited at Senate hearing

Technology concerns top the list for US intelligence leaders. → Read More

Apple’s FaceTime bug was discovered by a teen playing Fortnite

The boy’s mother said she tried warning Apple about the flaw for over a week. → Read More

15 senators demand FCC, FTC investigate carriers selling location data

This is the fourth time lawmakers have asked for answers on carriers selling location data. So far, no answers. → Read More

Google, Facebook and Amazon spending more than ever lobbying Congress

Combined, the tech giants spent more than $65 million to influence Washington last year. → Read More

Cyberstalkers are crowdsourcing danger to victims’ doorsteps with dating apps

After being visited by more than 1,000 strangers, one victim asked Grindr for help more than 50 times. A judge agreed with the app’s decision to ignore his requests. → Read More

Massive breach leaks 773 million email addresses, 21 million passwords

The best time to stop reusing old passwords was 10 years ago. The second best time is now. → Read More

Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government

The resolution will be voted on this spring. → Read More

Airbnb apologizes to guest for how it handled undisclosed security camera

The guest says the company's initial response was that a photo of the camera on the home's listing was proper disclosure. → Read More

Sprint becomes the last major US carrier to stop selling location data

The carrier joins T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T in ending a practice criticized as an invasion of privacy. → Read More