6,000 coronavirus-related web domains registered in a week, many are malware loaded

More than 6,000 Covid-19 and coronavirus-related web domains have been registered in the past week, security researchers say, with large numbers of them malign. According to a report released by software company Check Point, in the past three weeks alone, more than 2,200 of these new sites were found to be suspicious and 93 were …

Google Bans Employees From Using Zoom over security concerns

Google has advised its employees to stop using Zoom, the teleconferencing service, on company-issued devices, BuzzFeed News reports. The company emailed employees that had Zoom’s desktop app installed on their computers, advising them that Zoom did not meet the company’s security protocols and would be blocked by company servers starting this week. “We have long …

Unintentional? TikTok’s algorithm accused of racial bias, based on its “feedback loop,”

A little experiment by an artificial intelligence researcher is raising questions about how TikTok’s recommendation algorithm suggests new creators to users. But TikTok’s algorithmic obsession with giving you more content that it thinks you will like is having an unintended consequence: it’s started recommending people new accounts to follow based on the physical appearance of …

Project Nightingale Trouble: Google secretly accessed millions of Americans’ health records

Google has reportedly secretly gathered millions of patient records across 21 states on behalf of a health care provider, in an effort dubbed “Project Nightingale,” reports The Wall Street Journal. Neither the provider’s doctors nor patients were made aware of the effort, according to the report. The Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland wrote that the …

ECOWAS Block, West Africa to scrap roaming charges from January 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says its citizens travelling within the sub-region will from January 2020 pay no roaming charges, following the implementation of the ECOWAS Roaming Initiative, reports Ghanaweb. The initiative is aimed at creating an enabling environment for the international mobile roaming market to ensure affordable access to roaming services …

Firefox Mozilla removes inline scripts and eval()-like functions to prevent injection attacks

Firefox, Mozilla has blocked execution of all inline scripts and potentially dangerous eval-like functions for built-in “about: pages” that have been the gateway to sensitive preferences, settings, and statics of the browser. This is all driven to mitigate a large class of potential cross-site scripting issues in Firefox browser has 45 such internal locally-hosted about …

South Africa’s surveillance act RICA unconstitutional, inconsistent finds Court

The South Gauteng High Court has found that parts of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information (RICA) Act are unconstitutional. In April 2017, media group amaBhungane filed an application in the High Court challenging the constitutionality of the act. This, after it emerged that journalist Sam Sole’s communications were intercepted …