General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

SpaceX Starlink engineers take questions in Reddit AMA—here are highlights

Expanded beta is coming in January, and there's no plan for data caps.
Publish Date: 11/24/2020
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OneWeb exits bankruptcy and is ready to launch more broadband satellites

OneWeb plans satellite launches in December and throughout 2021 and 2022.
Publish Date: 11/23/2020
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Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021

Data cap comes to 12 more US states over four years after everyone else got it.
Publish Date: 11/23/2020
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Robots invade the construction site

A new generation of machines is automating a tech-averse industry.
Publish Date: 11/22/2020
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Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s Edge’s turn

Edge users take to social media to report their Web searches are being hijacked.
Publish Date: 11/20/2020
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Google is testing end-to-end encryption in Android Messages

End-to-end encryption is growing in popularity. Google is getting on board.
Publish Date: 11/19/2020
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AT&T raises DirecTV prices again amid customer losses and possible sale

AT&T TV users already pay $130 a month. Increases of up to $9 coming in January.
Publish Date: 11/19/2020
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Massive, China-state-funded hack hits companies around the world, report says

Attacks are linked to Cicada, a group believed to be funded by the Chinese state.
Publish Date: 11/19/2020
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Apple settles with states for $113M over iPhone battery throttling

The problem wasn't so much what Apple did, states said, as what Apple hid.
Publish Date: 11/18/2020
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FCC takes spectrum from auto industry in plan to “supersize” Wi-Fi

45MHz freed up in 5GHz band because automakers failed to widely deploy safety tech.
Publish Date: 11/18/2020
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Cisco rolls out fix for Webex flaws that let hackers eavesdrop on meetings

Security flaws found as Web conferencing spikes because of work-at-home routines.
Publish Date: 11/18/2020
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Apple lets some Big Sur network traffic bypass firewalls

Firewalls are "100% blind" to ~50 Apple apps and processes under undocumented change.
Publish Date: 11/17/2020
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Hulu raises Live TV price to $65, matching YouTube TV’s latest price hike

Hulu + Live TV went from $40 to $65 since 2017; rival services raised prices, too.
Publish Date: 11/17/2020
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After Trump tweets Defcon hacking video, voting security experts call BS

Dozens of computer scientists say there’s “no credible evidence” of election fraud.
Publish Date: 11/17/2020
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Mac certificate check stokes fears that Apple logs every app you run

Amid concern that macOS logs app usage in real time, Apple issues assurances.
Publish Date: 11/16/2020
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US gov’s CISO takes leave to help Trump search for election fraud

“Voter Integrity Fund” seeks evidence to back up Trump’s baseless fraud claims.
Publish Date: 11/16/2020
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The old way of handing out corporate hardware doesn’t work anymore

It’s no longer just about issuing a laptop—the world and our requirements have changed.
Publish Date: 11/16/2020
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Hackers can use just-fixed Intel bugs to install malicious firmware on PCs

Computer makers are in the process of patching Boot Guard. Have you installed it yet?
Publish Date: 11/14/2020
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Hackers sponsored by Russia and North Korea are targeting COVID-19 researchers

Three nation-state-sponsored groups are targeting organizations throughout the world.
Publish Date: 11/13/2020
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Broadband power users explode, making data caps more profitable for ISPs

Usage increase “confirms the value” of data caps for ISP revenue, vendor says.
Publish Date: 11/13/2020
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