As social media platforms consider how to respond to the Taliban conquest of Afghanistan, the Washington Post says that the Taliban itself seems to be punctiliously toeing the line drawn by those platforms' terms and conditions.
T-Mobile has responded to the breach it confirmed two days ago with a range of customer protection and reassurance measures. The most serious risks appear to be, as WIRED reports (in an essay arguing that the incident was worse than it need have been) identity theft and SIM-swapping. The Washington Post shrugs that the general public has entered a period of learned helplessness with respect to big data breaches, and that no doubt this one will be largely forgotten within a week or so.
Apple defends its proposed Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) detection technology, telling Vice that the version it will deploy isn't susceptible to the hash collision vulnerabilities researchers claim to have demonstrated. The proposed system would under certain circumstances scan for CSAM images flagged by a small set of international child-protection clearing houses, but critics remain unmollified. Reuters reports that various privacy and rights advocacy groups (the Center for Democracy and Technology among them) fear the technology could not only subvert end-to-end encryption, but could be readily adapted to screening for other content, and that there are insufficient protections against abuse by repressive governments.
The US Food and Drug Administration has warned that medical devices running some versions of BlackBerry's QNX Real Time Operating System may be vulnerable to certain cyberattacks.