Schneier: Don’t expect Uncle Sam to guard your web privacy – it’s Europe riding to the rescue • The Register

“The EU is the regulatory superpower on the planet,” Schneier told The Register. “We won’t be regulating surveillance capitalism in the US, it’s too profitable. If you want that done, then look to the EU.” — Read on

Microsoft Outlook hack gave full access to email contents – CNET

If you use Microsoft for your personal email, change your account password IMMEDIATELY. Hackers stole login credentials for a Microsoft customer support agent and were able to read emails from people using services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN. — Read on

This Is Why I Don’t Buy Digital Online Media

Microsoft has pulled Books from the Microsoft Store and is planning to offer customers who’ve purchased any ebooks via the Store refunds, as their books will no longer be accessible as of July, 2019. — Read on

2019 Reading Challenge Book #5: TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris J. Anderson

The fifth book in my challenge was recommended to me by Bob Coppedge. Bob is the CEO and founder of Simplex-IT, an IT consulting firm in Hudson, Ohio. Title: TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking Author: Chris J. Anderson Read from January 10 to January 21

iOS 12.1.4 Update Now Available

Apple has released the latest update to their iOS mobile operator system for iPhone and iPad. This update fixes the Group FaceTime bug which was discovered a couple weeks ago. Please download and install this update on your iOS devices as soon as you are able.

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here’s a Chrome extension to find them • The Register

During its incessant web crawling, Google’s search engine constantly encounters credentials dumped by hackers or left exposed by the careless. And because it can, the ad confectionery copies and encrypts these spilled usernames and passwords. Armed with this info, the Chocolate Factory directed its software engineers, in conjunction with crypto boffins from Stanford University, to […]

Grumble Pai: FCC boss told by House Dems to try the novel concept of putting US folks first, big biz second • The Register

Numerous FCC decisions since Pai became chair two years ago have raised eyebrows, with the regulator repeatedly ignoring serious concerns to push through policy changes that appear designed to benefit the mobile and cable industries. Most controversial was the decision to reverse net neutrality regulations but Pai has also changed ownership rules that a fellow […]

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach • The Register

I highly recommend you look into using one of the following password managers: LastPass 1Password KeyPass LessPass Security firm ESET’s Jake Moore opined: “There has never been a better time to change your password… If you’re one of those people who think it won’t happen to you, then it probably already has. Password managing applications […]