Researcher Reveals Multiple Flaws in Verizon Fios Routers — PoC Released

A cybersecurity researcher at Tenable has discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway Wi-Fi routers that could allow remote attackers to take complete control over the affected routers, exposing every other device connected to it. Currently used by millions of consumers in the United States, Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway Wi-Fi routers have been…

One-hour terrorist takedowns backed by EU parliament’s civil liberties committee – TechCrunch

The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (Libe) voted yesterday to back proposed legislation for a one-hour takedown rule for online terrorist content which critics argue will force websites to filter uploads. MEPs on the committee also backed big penalties for service providers that systematically and persistently fail to abide by the law — agreeing they…

New York vows to keep trying after Orwellian facial recognition program fails

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s driver recognition pilot program has yielded perfect results: it works zero percent of the time. Congratulations would be in order, but despite this fantastic failure the state intends to continue building it’s privacy-smashing facial recognition program. The program, according to The Wall Street Journal, suffered from abject failure due to…

Microsoft Releases First Preview Builds of Chromium-based Edge Browser

Microsoft today finally released the first new reborn version of its Edge browser that the company rebuilds from scratch using Chromium engine, the same open-source web rendering engine that powers Google’s Chrome browser. However, the Chromium-based Edge browser builds haven’t yet entered the stable or even the beta release; instead, Microsoft has released two testing-purpose…