Douglas Rushkoff on “Team Human” and fighting for our place in the future – TechCrunch

The ethics of technology is not a competition. But if aliens happened to descend upon our planet right this moment, Arrival-style, demanding to speak with our top tech ethicist, Douglas Rushkoff would be a reasonable option. Rushkoff — a prolific writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker once named by MIT as “one of the world’s ten leading intellectuals,”…

Have you heard who’s speaking?

Are you getting ready for TNW2019? With only 23 days to go, it’s a great time to check out the lineup and the official schedule, to find out which speakers you won’t want to miss. Look who’s talking We have a stellar lineup of experts speaking at TNW Conference. Check out our 13 dedicated tracks…

Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store

Even after Google’s security oversight over its already-huge Android ecosystem has evolved over the years, malware apps still keep coming back to Google Play Store. Sometimes just reposting an already detected malware app from a newly created Play Store account, or using other developers’ existing accounts, is enough for ‘bad-faith’ developers to trick the Play…

TikTok downloads banned on iOS and Android in India over porn and other illegal content – TechCrunch

TikTok, the user-generated video sharing app from Chinese publisher Bytedance that has been a global runaway success, has stumbled hard in one of the world’s biggest mobile markets, India, over illicit content in its app. Today, the country’s main digital communications regulator, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, ordered both Apple and Google to…

New Rapidly Evolving Rootkit-Enabled Spyware Discovered

A new powerful rootkit-enabled spyware operation has been discovered wherein hackers are distributing multifunctional malware disguised as cracked software or trojanized app posing as legitimate software like video players, drivers and even anti-virus products. While the rootkit malware—dubbed Scranos—which was first discovered late last year, still appears to be a work in progress, it is…