As expected, more hacking is reported around the Winter Olympics. This time the responsible party seems clear: it's Fancy Bear, Russia's GRU, doxing the International Olympic Committee in an apparent effort to discredit anti-doping enforcement. (Some Russian athletes have been banned from the games for illicit use of performance-enhancing substances.)
Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum report that WhatsApp's group chats are vulnerable to infiltration and snooping by uninvited parties.
Overstock and Coinbase have fixed a glitch that could have enabled people to buy things for pennies on the dollar: they had briefly confused Bitcoin (worth about $14,000) with Bitcoin Cash (worth only $2400).
Nvidia releases patches for its GPU, but says that Spectre really isn't a problem for its system. IBM carefully prepares Meltdown and Spectre patches with all deliberate speed. Microsoft warns that, now and henceforth, anti-virus software must be compatible with its Spectre and Meltdown patches. If not, systems with incompatible security products won't be getting updates from Redmond.
The US FBI continues its relatively lonely counteroffensive in the crypto wars. This time Apple is the target, as a senior Bureau official says Apple is a bunch of "jerks" and "evil geniuses" for encrypting iPhones in hard-to-break ways.
The US House of Representatives today passed its version of Section 702 reauthorization. The Senate will soon take up its own; should that be passed, a conference would determine a final version.
As calls to limit Aadhaar rise, the Indian government revokes access to the database from some 8000 officials.