Alfred Ng, CNET

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Recent articles by Alfred:

Facebook's bug bounty gets bigger for third-party apps

The tech giant will also be paying hackers who can find security flaws in its Portal device and in the Oculus Quest. → Read More

Chinese company blacklisted over human rights violations is still listed at CES

iFLYTEK won a CES Innovation Award in 2019 for "Tech for a Better World." The CTA said it's reviewing the company. → Read More

Twitter misused security information for advertising purposes

You might have given your phone number to Twitter for two-factor authentication. The company said that number could have been used for advertising. → Read More

More than 30 civil rights groups call for end to Ring's police partnerships

The open letter calls for local lawmakers to cancel all existing police deals with Amazon’s video doorbell company. → Read More

Renewed calls for backdoor access to encryption have all the same flaws

Meet the United States' new arguments against encryption. Same as the old arguments against encryption. → Read More

Microsoft found Iranian hackers targeting a US presidential campaign

Between August and September, Microsoft discovered more than 2,700 attempts to hack a presidential campaign as well as US officials. → Read More

Governments calls on Facebook to pause encryption efforts

In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, US, UK and Australian officials worry Facebook’s encryption efforts will help child predators. → Read More

Governments call on Facebook to pause encryption efforts

In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, US, UK and Australian officials worry Facebook’s encryption efforts will help child predators. → Read More

Google wants to warn you if you reuse passwords or create weak ones

"The state of passwords is so bad that we want to turn this on for every user across the internet." → Read More

Amazon's plan for facial recognition laws faces skeptics

Jeff Bezos tells reporters Amazon is working on its own facial recognition regulation. Not everyone is buying it. → Read More

New York sues Dunkin’ Donuts over hack affecting thousands of people

Dunkin Donuts knew about the data breach in 2015, and didn’t tell the public for years, the lawsuit alleged. → Read More

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike called out in Trump-Ukraine call transcript

CrowdStrike investigated the Democratic National Committee's hack in 2016. President Trump asked Ukraine's president to look into the company. → Read More

Amazon's Ring wanted to use 911 calls to activate its video doorbells

The company had worked with police and cities to build a real-time feature, emails show. → Read More

Justice Department sues Edward Snowden over memoir

The agency says he was required to clear the book with them first. → Read More

Facebook, police team up to train AI to spot livestreamed shootings

Police will be sending in footage of firearms training to help Facebook detect shooting videos. → Read More

$100M 'Grant for the Web' hopes to make the internet pivot to privacy

The idea is to come up with internet business models that aren't based on ad tracking. → Read More

Spotify wants to know where you live, and will be checking in

If you're on Spotify's Premium Family plan, the music service will need your address starting Oct. 6. → Read More

Apple's iPhone 11 drops 'X' and 'R'

The iPhone 11 is here, waving good-bye to the old naming conventions of the X and the XR. Apple This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters. It turns out the iPhone does go to 11. Apple is dropping the "X" for its latest iPhone, and returning to its naming roots with the iPhone 11, much to the disappointment of Roman numeral fanatics… → Read More

Apple responds to iOS hacking campaign targeting Uighur Muslims in China

The response comes a week after Google disclosed the major vulnerabilities involving iPhones. → Read More

Facebook hit by antitrust probe from multiple states

Attorneys general from eight states and Washington DC are coming together to investigate Facebook's dominance. → Read More