FCC proposes measures to combat abuse through connected cars

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to tackle a pressing issue: the misuse of connected car technology by abusers to harass and intimidate their partners.

In a bid to curb this alarming trend, the FCC has announced the launch of a formal proceeding aimed at exploring ways to assist survivors of domestic violence.

The initiative will delve into how the FCC can leverage existing legislation to ensure car manufacturers and wireless carriers are taking...

Mozilla: Cars are ‘the worst product category’ for data collection

In an era where technology permeates every facet of our lives, even our trusty automobiles have not been spared from the invasive reach of data collection.

A recent study conducted by Mozilla, the renowned nonprofit organisation dedicated to internet privacy, has shed light on the alarming privacy concerns associated with modern cars.

Car manufacturers have long touted their vehicles as "computers on wheels," emphasising their advanced features and connectivity. However,...

Edge SIM launched to connect IoT devices to cloud providers in 180+ countries

Console Connect, a global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, has launched what it describes as the world’s first private connectivity solution to help businesses dynamically and securely route traffic directly between devices and clouds globally without traversing the public internet.

With IoT devices and traffic becoming increasingly vulnerable to network attacks, Edge SIM addresses the enterprise need for secure access between devices and clouds on a global scale, ensuring...

Anker admits Eufy cams weren’t encrypted

Anker has finally acknowledged that its Eufy smart cameras weren’t end-to-end encrypted.

In November, security researcher Paul Moore highlighted that Eufy cameras were uploading data even when cloud upload settings were disabled. However, an even more concerning finding was that camera streams could be watched live through external video players.

Anker promoted local storage and end-to-end encryption as core features of its security cameras. Several publications have...

Vodafone Connected Consumer 2030: How smart tech will transform our world

Vodafone held an event to celebrate the launch of a new report exploring how “smart technology will fundamentally transform our experience of the world in the next decade.”

The report, Connected Consumer 2030, was conducted by The FutureLaboratory on behalf of Vodafone.

An opening video at the start of the event highlighted the challenges we face—geopolitical tensions, climate change, strained healthcare systems, depleting resources, and more. It’s a pretty bleak...

Congressman requests specifics of Amazon’s facial recognition pledge

California Congressman Jimmy Gomez has joined those sceptical of Amazon’s recent facial recognition pledge and has penned a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos asking for specifics.

“Corporations have been quick to share expressions of support for the Black Lives Matter movement following the public outrage over the murders of Black Americans like George Floyd at the hands of police,” said Congressman Gomez. “Unfortunately, too many of these gestures have been performative at...