The Trump administration is sending aggressive messages about the United States' willingness to hack its adversaries — alarming lawmakers and experts who fear he’s provoking a global cyber-conflict that the U.S. may not be prepared to face. A U.S. cyberattack last month on Iranian military and intelligence targets was one of the most prominent signs of the new approach, which followed a reported effort to implant hostile computer code in Russia's electric grid and a temporary takedown of a notorious Kremlin-backed troll operation last fall. Story Continued Below To supporters, the tactics are a sign that the U.S. may finally be getting out of its defensive crouch in cyberspace — as advocated by hawks like National Security Adviser John Bolton. But the moves also lay the potential groundwork for a tit-for-tat wave of cyberattacks that could inflict significant damage on bystanders. Targets such as banks, hospitals, oil companies and electric utilities in the U.S. and … [Read more...] about Trump is rattling sabers in cyberspace — but is the U.S. ready?
Ashley Armstrong Retail Editor Follow 14 May 2019 • 9:30pm Speak to any fashion retail boss and you get the sense that they are pulling their hair out about how the modern consumer shops. Retailers are bending over backwards to get customers through the door of their shops and prise open their purses – but it’s almost the reverse on the web. When a screen is involved shoppers are happy to wave their credit cards about and spend hundreds of pounds in a couple of taps; their brains fizzing from the dopamine loop of modern retail therapy. This is partly because retailers have accidentally trained their customers into risk-free spending by offering free returns. The rampant rise of online shopping means that dealing with customer returns is no longer just... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 … [Read more...] about Cold winds on the high street are also blowing in cyberspace
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jessica Teich Globe correspondent January 10, 2019 Quick: If there were a fire in your house and you could only save one material item, what would it be? Did you, like so many others, think of photo albums and home videos? It’s a sensible answer: “Your photos are your life story,” says Mike Hagan, photographer and author of “Thousands of Images, Now What?”Today, we use our phones as our cameras and photo albums. What if there was a proverbial fire in your phone, maybe in the form of a drop into a puddle, a bad fall, or a theft? What would happen to those photos and memories? Would you know how to save and recover them? Advertisement “Having offsite photo storage is really essential,” says Chris Sanchez, a professional photographer and founder of Boston Photography Workshops. “You just never know what’s … [Read more...] about How to protect all of those pictures trapped on your phone (and how to set them free)
China released new guidelines on censoring short videos Wednesday, prohibiting everything from foot fetishes to spoofing the national anthem, as Beijing continues to clamp down on "harmful" information. The China Netcasting Services Association, one of the country's largest government-backed internet associations, published a detailed list of 100 types of content that short video platforms must scrub. Political subjects topped the list, including Taiwan independence, criticism of Communist Party leaders, and parodying China's national anthem. The new rules also cover a wide range of other topics, including "money worship", unhealthy views of marriage and love, and "unverified" footage of protests and gatherings. They also apply to non-video content on the apps, including subtitles, comments and video titles. Over the past year, Beijing has ramped up its crackdown on "illegal" online content, as the government tightens policing of China's already censored web, which blocks many foreign … [Read more...] about Toe the line: China stamps out foot fetish videos