5G security threats, IoT fails, & coronavirus concerns in this week's news



This week's technology headlines included new cybersecurity threats for 5G, IoT security fails, and ongoing coronavirus concerns.


CNN: Facebook cancels its biggest conference amid coronavirus concerns

By: Kaya Yurieff

Facebook announced on Thursday that it is canceling F8, its biggest annual event, due to concerns over the coronavirus.


CNET: Clearview AI's entire client list stolen in data breach

By: Alfred Ng

The breach affected all of the facial recognition company's customers, many of which are law enforcement agencies.


ZDNet: Cybersecurity attacks on mobile, IoT proliferate -- Will 5G make it better?

By: Larry Dignan

As 5G​, IoT and mobility deployments scale in 2020, mobile security is likely to become a larger issue. In Verizon's report, 59% of companies said they were hit by downtime with 58% losing data.


ZDNet: IoT security fail -- The weird devices that employees are connecting to the office network

By: Danny Palmer

Researchers warn that there's more and more unauthorised connected devices on corporate networks - and that they could provide easy pickings for cyber criminals.


Mashable: Security experts warn that 'high tech' voting and elections don't mix

By: Jack Morse

When it comes to securing the vote, officials keep pushing for the latest and supposedly greatest in election technology. According to cryptography experts at the annual RSA conference in San Francisco, that approach might just do more harm than good.


Ars Technica: Flaw in billions of Wi-Fi devices left communications open to eavesdropping

By: Dan Goodin

Cypress and Broadcom chip bug bit iPhones, Macs, Android devices, Echoes, and more.


Vice: FCC to propose fines of AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon for selling location data

By: Joseph Cox

Motherboard previously found the telecom companies sold phone location data to bounty hunters and other third-parties.


ZDNet: One in four Americans won’t do business with data-breached companies

By: Eileen Brown

With so many large-scale data breaches at major companies, is it possible for brands to regain consumer confidence again?


Adweek: Is Corona Beer facing a brand crisis because of coronavirus?

By: Lisa Lacy

The pale lager from Mexico is not having a great start to 2020


CNET: How schools are using kids' phones to track and surveil them

By: Alfred Ng

A technology used in a number of prisons is tracking students now too.


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