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Android bug lets hackers plant malware via NFC beaming

Image: Jonas Leupe Google patched last month an Android bug that can let hackers spread malware to a nearby phone via a little-known Android OS feature called NFC beaming. NFC beaming works via an internal Android OS service known as Android Beam. This service allows an Android device to send data such as images, files, videos, or even apps, to… Read more →

iOS 13.2 tips: Bad iPhone battery life? Here’s how to diagnose and fix battery drain issues

Ask almost any iPhone user what their dream iPhone feature is, invariably the response is better battery life. While Apple claim the iPhone has an “all-day” battery, the reality is that sometimes battery life can go for great to awful overnight. This is when good diagnostic skills can mean the difference between solving the problem, and having to make a… Read more →

Russia’s new ‘disconnect from the internet’ law is actually about surveillance

Today, a new “internet sovereignty” law entered into effect in Russia, a law that grants the government the ability to disconnect the entire country from the global internet. The law was formally approved by President Putin back in May. The Kremlin government cited the need to have the ability to disconnect Russia’s cyberspace from the rest of the world in… Read more →

Russia’s new ‘disconnect from the internet’ law is actually about surveillance

Today, a new “internet sovereignty” law entered into effect in Russia, a law that grants the government the ability to disconnect the entire country from the global internet. The law was formally approved by President Putin back in May. The Kremlin government cited the need to have the ability to disconnect Russia’s cyberspace from the rest of the world in… Read more →