Share Tweet Email social media Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=5223541" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> It turns out that Grindr is owned by a Chinese company and the U.S. worries that data found on that popular app would be shared or used to blackmail individuals. Share: Share Tweet Email KGO By Lyanne Melendez SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Grindr is up for sale over U.S. national security concerns. It turns out that Grindr is owned by a Chinese company and the U.S. worries that data found on that popular app would be shared or used to blackmail individuals. The Chinese company Kunlun Tech has fully owned Grindr since 2018, paying a total of $245 million for the gay dating app. RELATED: San Francisco advocates worry about Grindr sharing users' HIV status When a foreign business wants to buy … [Read more...] about Grindr up for sale after U.S. says dating app is threat to national security
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Auto imports a threat to US securityNEW YORK: A US Commerce Department report has concluded that American auto imports threaten national security, setting the stage for possible tariffs by the White House, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The investigation, ordered by President Donald Trump in May, is “positive” with respect to the central question of whether the imports “impair” US national security, said a European auto industry source. “It’s going to say that auto imports are a threat to national security,” said an official with another auto company. The report, which is expected to be delivered to the White House by a Sunday deadline, has been seen as a major risk for foreign automakers. Trump has threatened to slap 25 percent duties on European autos, especially targeting Germany, which he says has harmed the American car industry.Trump in July reached a trade truce with European Commission President … [Read more...] about Auto imports a threat to US security
Albayalde on passport data breach: ‘Threat to national security, identity of Filipinos’THE reported breach of passport data at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is a threat to the national security and identity of the Filipinos, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde said on Monday. “Not only [this is a] threat to national security but also on the threat of our identities of a lot of Filipinos who obtained their passports before because all of their information is there,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino. Albayalde said the PNP was willing to assist the DFA in retrieving the data if asked. He listed the Anti-Cybercrime Group, the Information Technology Management Service, the Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management, and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group as the police agencies that could help. “We still have no initial coordination with DFA. Probably, they are trying to resolve this on … [Read more...] about Albayalde on passport data breach: ‘Threat to national security, identity of Filipinos’
Writing for Business Insider, the UK’s former national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant says Brexit needn’t damage national security – but leaving without a deal would be disastrous and must be avoided. Despite some recent alarmist reporting, there is no reason why Brexit should damage UK national security. As National Security Adviser, I oversaw the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, which identified four major strategic threats to the UK: State-based threats, especially from Russia; terrorism and extremism; cyber threats and the erosion of the rules-based international order. In the last three years, all four threats have intensified. But our membership of the EU is not a critical factor in our response to any of them. NATO, the five-eyes intelligence community, our permanent membership of the UN Security Council and bilateral arrangements with key partners, such as the Lancaster House treaty with France, are all more important. It is telling that, of … [Read more...] about Brexit won’t damage the UK’s national security — but a no-deal would be disastrous
Published October 24, 2018 Features PCmag Facebook Twitter Comments Print article People being people, most of us have gotten used to the idea that the methods we routinely use to protect our information are reliable and safe. This is why you educate your users to check if that little padlock appears in their browser search window before they check their bank balance. It's why we go to the trouble of implementing email encryption as well as secure file transfer systems. Continue Reading Below But in the tech industry, change is always on the horizon, which means you need to get used to the idea that what you thought was invulnerable today might easily be threatened tomorrow. One of those changes is quantum computing, and it's a field that's developing quickly. For example, earlier this year, Google announced that it had built the largest quantum computing chip ever: a 72-qubit (a quantum bit) processor. To put that into context, it's important to … [Read more...] about Is Quantum Computing Really a Threat to IT Security?