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Security Researcher Says Samsung’s Tizen OS Is The Worst Code He’s Ever Seen

Samsung has been working on its Tizen operating system for several years now, implementing it into its various televisions and smartwatches. According to a report from Motherboard, the OS isn’t receiving a lot of praise in the security department. Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman has found 40 unknown zero-day vulnerabilities in Tizen, adding that it may be the worst code he’s ... Read More »

‘Extreme Vetting’ Would Require Visitors To US To Share Contacts, Passwords

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration is considering whether or not to deploy “extreme vetting” practices at airports around the world, which could force tourists from Britain and other countries visiting the U.S. to reveal their mobile phone contacts, social media passwords and financial data. “Travelers who want to enter the U.S. could also face questioning over ... Read More »

IoT Garage Door Opener Maker Bricks Customer’s Product After Bad Review

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Denis Grisak, the man behind the Internet-connected garage opener Garadget, is having a very bad week. Grisak and his Colorado-based company SoftComplex launched Garadget, a device built using Wi-Fi-based cloud connectivity from Particle, on Indiegogo earlier this year, hitting 209 percent of his launch goal in February. But this week, his ... Read More »

People Think Smart Home Tech is Too Expensive

According to new research commissioned by smart home software and hardware brand Wink, 34 percent of Americans believe it would cost $5,000 or more to turn their home into a smart home. An article on USA Today adds: It’s a stark contrast from Wink’s real world user data: Of the company’s 2.7 million users, the average person starts with just ... Read More »

Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK and US Net Plans

The web’s creator has attacked any UK plans to weaken encryption and promised to battle any moves by the Trump administration to weaken net neutrality. From a report on BBC: Sir Tim Berners-Lee was speaking to the BBC following the news that he has been given the Turing Award. It is sometimes known as the Nobel Prize of computing. Sir ... Read More »