How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone’s Encryption : Android

 

This recently released research paper: Data Security on Mobile Devices: Current State of the Art, Open Problems, and Proposed Solutions by Matthew Green and his team which is also covered by WIRED talks about design flaw in data encryption of android and iOS. Wired brushes off most of the technical details and the paper didn’t cover android’s File Based Encryption very well which I think needs some clarity on it. The paper draws the correct conclusion though and what should be improved in successor android versions.

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Project Brooklyn | Concept Gaming Chair For Next Generation Immersion – YouTube

 

Take your game to the edge with Project Brooklyn—a concept gaming chair designed to redefine the meaning of total immersion. Your front row seat to the future of gaming, this cutting-edge chair transforms into an entertainment powerhouse packed with panoramic visuals in a 60” rollout display, riveting tactile feedback, and a transformable table for PC and console gaming.

Project Brooklyn | Concept Gaming Chair For Next Generation Immersion – YouTube

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free – gHacks Tech News

Don’t know how long this will last but for those who don’t have other means lol

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system, it knew that it had to convince customers to give it a try. The bad adoption of Windows 8 still haunted the company and it had to ensure that Windows 10 would not be a disappointment in regards to the adoption rate as well.

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10 years in prison for illegal streaming? It’s in the Covid-19 relief bill

Just so u know, this is targeting IPTV providers and the like, not firestick folks lol…. u know media needs their FUD (Fear Uncertainity & Doubt)

Tucked away in the more than 5,000-page long Covid-19 stimulus bill is a new law that severely punishes streamers that pirate large amounts of copyrighted content.

You probably have nothing to worry about: The “Protecting Lawful Streaming Act,” which was introduced earlier this month by Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, doesn’t target casual internet users. The law specifies that it doesn’t apply to people who use illegal streaming services or “individuals who access pirated streams or unwittingly stream unauthorized copies of copyrighted works.”

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Multi Room Home audio system using MPD and RTP

This is what I did today… using the easy version at the bottom lol

Home audio system using MPD and RTP

This little document describes the setup I use at home for listening to music. It’s a fairly over-the-top home-grown solution, there are far easier methods out there.

With this setup the music plays simultaneously in all rooms that have an audio system and I can control the playback and playlist from any computer in the household.

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Facebook loses final appeal in defamation takedown case, must remove same and similar hate posts globally

Gotta love FaceBook….

Austria’s Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook’s  appeal in a long running speech takedown case — ruling it must remove references to defamatory comments made about a local politician worldwide for as long as the injunction lasts.

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New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they’re not even in use?

 

 

Very interesting…

Google on Thursday was sued for allegedly stealing Android users’ cellular data allowances though unapproved, undisclosed transmissions to the web giant’s servers.

The lawsuit, Taylor et al v. Google [PDF], was filed in a US federal district court in San Jose on behalf of four plaintiffs based in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin in the hope the case will be certified by a judge as a class action.

The complaint contends that Google is using Android users’ limited cellular data allowances without permission to transmit information about those individuals that’s unrelated to their use of Google services.

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