InfoSec News Nuggets 05/11/2022

US immigration agency operates vast surveillance dragnet, study finds US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has built a vast digital surveillance system that gives it access to the personal details of almost every person in America, a two-year investigation by Georgetown University law center has found. Researchers from the Center on Privacy & Technology on Tuesday released one of the most comprehensive reviews of Ice activities, concluding that the federal organisation has strayed well beyond its…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 7/7/2020

Smartphone Apps Are Now a Weapon in International Disputes IN THE IPHONE age, your smartphone home screen can be a geopolitical battleground. Earlier this month, 20 Indian soldiers died in a skirmish with Chinese troops on the countries’ contested Himalayan border. Monday, India struck a blow in the digital realm of its own citizens’ mobile devices. The country’s Ministry of Information Technology banned 59 mobile apps, all Chinese, for allegedly endangering data security and privacy. They include China’s dominant…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/14/2019

Gamers Warned of High-Severity Intel, Nvidia Flaws Chip giants Intel and Nvidia have stomped out high-severity flaws in two popular products, both commonly used by gamers. Impacted are the Nvidia Shield TV and Intel NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) mini-PC kit. Nvidia Shield TV is a media streaming box (powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 system-on-chip) that runs on the Android operating system and can be used for gaming and media streaming. Intel’s NUC mini-PC…
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