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This week: DoJ Brings Down Botnet; OpenSSL bug worse than Heartbleed?; Tech leads to more, not fewer, jobs; Apple improves location privacy with iOS 8

 

Businessweek | Federal Agents Just Brought Down the World’s Worst Botnet

An international operation led by the Department of Justice has disabled a hacking network that generated losses of more than $100 million in the U.S. since 2011. In an announcement on Monday, the department also disclosed charges against a 30-year-old Russian allegedly behind the Gameover Zeus botnet, a web of hundreds of thousands of infected computers used to steal money from bank accounts. Read More…

The Guardian | Latest OpenSSL bug ‘may be more dangerous than Heartbleed’

More critical weaknesses have been uncovered in the OpenSSL web encryption standard, just two months after the disclosure of the notorious Heartbleed vulnerability affecting the same technology. Tatsuya Hayashi, the researcher who found one of the critical bugs, told the Guardian that the latest flaw “may be more dangerous than Heartbleed” as it could be used to directly spy on people’s communications. Read More…

Business in Vancouver | Technology leads to more – not fewer – jobs

A common belief is that advancements in technology have eroded jobs, but this is not true, according to an EY survey released June 5. A global survey found that the majority of entrepreneurs believe technology has changed their workforce, with 81% of those saying it has led to hiring more staff. Read More…

Apple Insider | Apple refines location privacy in iOS 8 with new ‘While Using’ option

iPhone and iPad owners will have much more fine-grained control over their location privacy in iOS 8 thanks to new Location Services options that allow users to determine exactly when — and if — an app can find them. Read More…

 


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