Richard Blumenthal, the US senator sponsoring a bill that critics say will limit the use of encryption, is calling for an investigation of video-conference provider Zoom, in part over its false claim it offered… end-to-end encryption.

The Connecticut Democrat is a sponsor of the EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act bill that would create incentives for companies to make changes to their platforms. In return, the companies would receive liability protections for any violations of laws related to online child sexual abuse material. Critics of the proposed law, who include the Electronic Frontier Foundation and


COVID-19 coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate and every company is trying to contribute something to curb the deadly virus. Apart from apps and self-checking tools, Apple has come up with another solution. A tweet by CEO Tim Cook shows us that Apple has sourced more than 20 million masks and is closely working with governments to donate them.

Apple Producing, Supplying Face Shields For Medical Workers

Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a video on Twitter updating the company’s efforts to fight against the COVID-19 crisis. The video elaborates that Apple’s global supply chain is in full throttle to


Looks like Apple is on an acquisition spree. The iPhone maker regularly acquires artificial intelligence startups to enhance Siri’s capabilities. But with the latest acquisition of an AI startup called Voysis, Apple might make Siri more conversational. This is in particular reference to using Siri for shopping via mobile apps in the Apple ecosystem.

Apple’s Siri Voice Assistant To Get Better With Latest Acquisition

Apple Acquires Voysis

This is the latest acquisition by Apple after purchasing the weather forecast app Dark Sky. According to the Bloomberg report, which first reported the new acquisition, it remains unclear how Apple will be

Ryan Pickren

A security bug that gave malicious hackers the ability to access the cameras of Macs, iPhones, and iPads has fetched a $75,000 bounty to the researcher who discovered it.

In posts published here and here, researcher Ryan Pickren said he discovered seven vulnerabilities in Safari and its Webkit browser engine that, when chained together, allowed malicious websites to turn on the cameras of Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Pickren privately reported the bugs, and Apple has since fixed the vulnerabilities and paid the researcher $75,000 as part of the company’s bug bounty program.

Apple tightly restricts the access

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TracFone Wireless is facing a potential $6 million fine for allegedly defrauding a government program that provides discount telecom service to poor people.

The Federal Communications Commission proposed the fine against TracFone yesterday, saying the prepaid wireless provider obtained FCC Lifeline funding by “enroll[ing] fictitious subscriber accounts.” TracFone improperly sought and received more than $1 million from Lifeline, the FCC said.

The FCC press release said:

TracFone’s sales agents—who were apparently compensated via commissions for new enrollments—apparently manipulated the eligibility information of existing subscribers to create and enroll fictitious subscriber accounts. For example,

The Indian government has come forward with various relief funds including the PM Cares Fund for coronavirus. At the same time, individuals and companies at large are doing their bit to help India in this time of crisis. Here’s a list of companies that have stepped up to contribute:

Telcos In India

Telcos In India

With the lockdown, a large part of the Indian population is working from home. Also, communication is one of the most essential requirements in these trying times. This is why telcos in India: Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Idea, and BSNL have brought in various plans with extended validity, additional