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Russian Gov't Blocks 20 Mln IP Addresses To Ban Telegram, App Still Operational
After announcing the ban of encrypted messenger Telegram last Friday, Russian telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor (RKN) began blocking the app Monday, April 16. In order to ban access to the messenger, the authority has blocked nearly 20 mln Google and Amazon Internet Protocol (IP) addresses as of April 17, but Russia's Telegram users say that the app still works without applying any additional means of circumventing the block, such as proxy and VPN services.
Apr 17 10:55PM Cointelegraph

Supreme Court punts on Microsoft email seizure decision after Cloud Act passes US Congress
The US Supreme Court has dodged a critical legal question about the reach of America's courts in the internet era, deciding to drop a test case between Microsoft and the Department of Justice. Advertise on IT Security News.
Apr 17 7:08PM IT Security News

George Friedman: How Facebook and internet marketers really sway elections
Marketing is a tool used on a global basis to delegitimize elections and, with it, democracy. That much was underscored by Facebook FB, +2.
Apr 17 6:48PM MarketWatch

Watch Jordan Peele make Obama say 'Killmonger was right' in fake news PSA
A new Jordan Peeled-backed PSA uses former president Barack Obama and AI to warn against the proliferation of fake news. In the video, Obama appears to say a handful of questionable things in the name of fake news, like, "Killmonger was right!" (debatable) and "President Trump is a total and complete dipshit" (less debatable).
Apr 17 6:00PM Mashable

DNS over TLS support in Android P Developer Preview
[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog] The first step of almost every connection on the internet is a DNS query. A client, such as a smartphone, typically uses a DNS server provided by the Wi-Fi or cellular network.
Apr 17 5:08PM IT Security News

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Apr 17 4:19PM reddit

This PSA About Fake News From Barack Obama Is Not What It Appears
Sitting before the Stars and Stripes, another flag pinned to his lapel, former president Barack Obama appears to be delivering an important message about fake news but something seems slightly..
Apr 17 3:28PM BuzzFeed

Apple to use Texture app to create a news subscription service, report says
You may be willing to pay Apple every month for music or iCloud storage, but would you pay it for news? The tech giant is planning to launch a subscription news service following its purchase of magazine app Texture last month, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Texture is a kind of Netflix for magazines, which provides access to around 200 publications for $9.
Apr 17 1:39PM CNET

Has the Internet of Things gone too far?
Okay, so I'm the first to admit I use my Alexa a lot. I practically use it to run my life - from checking the weather when I get up, turning my lights on and off, timing my cooking, boiling the kettle, ordering take away, the list goes on! While I do find this pretty useful and I can't even remember what chaos my life was in before I discovered the Internet of Things, there are quite a few devices out there that may have taken it a bit too far SMALT: 'The world's first interactive centrepiece.
Apr 17 12:33PM KDR Recruitment

Apple expected to expand on Texture magazine offerings with paid news subscription
- A + As part of folding the Texture "Netflix for magazines" service into its own products, Apple appears poised to fire up a premium subscription offering integrating curated news to continue to grow services revenue. Following Apple's acquisition of Texture, the company allegedly cut about 20 employees, likely due to redundancy with Apple's own services.
Apr 17 11:51AM AppleInsider

Uganda is planning to tax people for "idle gossip" on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter
Uganda is proposing a tax on social media use in a bid to curb gossip online and to raise billions of shillings in government revenue. Starting July, president Yoweri Museveni's government wants to charge a daily price of 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.
Apr 17 10:21AM Quartz

Not Only Botnets: Hacking Group in Brazil Targets IoT Devices With Malware
Even before the term IoT was coined, we had the routers at the gateway, most of the time publicly exposed on the internet. In the context of the IoT, the router is perhaps the most important device for the whole infrastructure.
Apr 17 10:10AM IT Security News

Java is the perfect match for internet of things apps
Businesses and organizations today are always on the lookout for new tech that uplifts excellence, but is cost-effective. Software or apps that are Java-based help companies realize these values.
Apr 17 8:42AM IoT Agenda

Taking a break from the Internet may be good for learning
By Alfonso Echazarra Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Photo credit: imgix on Unsplash A Danish study on Internet use at school revealed that students themselves are perfectly aware of the risks of using the Internet for learning. Tellingly, one student explained the problems of using the Internet in the classroom: You can have a brief conversation on Facebook during a math class and, when you look up again, the blackboard is covered with symbols and numbers.
Apr 17 4:17AM oecdeducationtoday.blogspot.com

Broadband advisor picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges
A broadband advisor selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked investors into pouring money into a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme, according to The Wall Street Journal. The advisor, Elizabeth Pierce, is the former chief executive of Quintillion, an Alaska-based fiber optic cable provider operating out of Anchorage.
Apr 17 2:01AM theverge.com

Europe's New Online Privacy Rules Could Protect U.S. Users Too
The European Union is preparing to implement sweeping privacy rules next month, but these new protections of individuals' information may set a new standard around the world including in the U.S.
Apr 16 9:38PM NPR.org

Russian cyber campaign may tap into millions of devices
An aggressive campaign by Russian cyberplayers targeting internet devices in homes, businesses and government locations aims to control the devices for espionage, intellectual-property theft and preparation for a possible future action, CBS News has learned. The U.
Apr 16 8:03PM cbsnews.com

How GDPR may help drive blockchain usage for content
The application of blockchain to content authentication has been gaining traction, and it may get an extra push from the zeitgeist brought about by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is designed to protect consumers and change the way companies approach consumer data.
Apr 16 7:51PM Marketing Land

Holy cannoli': Internet explodes in shock after Hannity is outed as Michael Cohen's client
As soon as Bloomberg News revealed to the world that Fox News personality Sean Hannity is Trump attorney Michael Cohen's secret third client, Twitter had a field day of hot takes, outrage and hilarity. Holy cannoli, CNN's Manu Raju tweeted with a link to the news.
Apr 16 7:46PM Raw Story

Why Chief Privacy Officers Are Becoming the Digital Safekeepers of the Internet
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Apr 16 6:50PM Adweek