Alfred Ng, CNET

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Syracuse, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alfred:

Instagram is making it easier to get your account back from hackers

You can now recover your hacked Instagram accounts even if the attackers changed the email address and phone numbers needed for recovery. → Read More

4 US agencies haven't properly verified your data since Equifax breach, GAO finds

The agencies rely on an outdated verification method with an increased risk of identity theft, the Government Accountability Office finds. → Read More

Radiohead releases 18 hours of unheard music after hackers demand ransom

The hackers wanted $150,000 to return the unreleased tracks from 1995 to 1998. Radiohead just published them for free. → Read More

Amazon's helping police build a surveillance network with Ring doorbells

Its popular Ring smart doorbells mean more cameras on more doorsteps, where surveillance footage used to be rare. → Read More

FBI, TSA use of facial recognition tech needs cleaning up, say lawmakers

In a House hearing, members of Congress say there are too many issues with how government agencies have been using the controversial technology. → Read More

Apple, Google, Microsoft blast UK’s ‘ghost’ proposal to spy on encrypted chats

The proposal calls for a workaround to encryption -- by secretly adding police into private conversations. → Read More

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference: the report 'speaks for itself'

More than a month after a redacted version of the Mueller report released, the Special Counsel made a statement on his findings. → Read More

How a facial recognition ban could come to your city soon

Activists across the country are pushing local governments to forbid the use of facial recognition. → Read More

Julian Assange faces 17 new charges over WikiLeaks, attempted hacks

Prosecutors at the DOJ are basing the charges on alleged violations of the Espionage Act. → Read More

Senators propose bill requiring warrants to search devices at the border

The number of searches on devices at the border quadrupled over the last four years. → Read More

Facial recognition is a bipartisan concern on Capitol Hill

Democratic and Republican lawmakers agree it's time to take action on the technology. → Read More

Google had some passwords stored in plaintext for more than a decade

The bug affects its business customers only, the tech giant said. → Read More

Microsoft wants a US privacy law that puts the burden on tech companies

Nearly a year after the European Union’s privacy law went into effect, it’s time for the US to catch up, the tech giant says. → Read More

Police are using flawed data in facial recognition searches, study finds

When the faces aren’t quite there, police have resorted to using celebrity doppelgängers, artist sketches and computer-generated images. → Read More

Google warns Titan Security Key has Bluetooth bug that leaves it vulnerable

Hackers could exploit a flaw in how the company's security key pairs with a device over Bluetooth. Google is offering free replacement keys. → Read More

Facebook isn't secretly listening in on your phone conversations. Really.

It doesn’t need to. → Read More

Senator tells Mark Zuckerberg he's skeptical of Facebook's privacy push

Not everyone’s buying into Facebook’s new outlook on privacy. → Read More

Twitter discloses bug that shared location data on iOS users

If you had more than one account on Twitter for iOS, it could've been accidentally providing location data to the social network. → Read More

Justice Department indicts Chinese hackers allegedly behind Anthem breach

The hack on the health insurance company occurred in 2015, with nearly 80 million records stolen. → Read More

Amazon Alexa transcripts live on, even after you delete voice records

You can delete voice recordings so that Amazon can't listen to your conversations with Alexa anymore, but text records are a different story. → Read More