• Drudge Report, Weather Underground And Others Hit With Malvertising Attack
    Drudge Report and Wunderground.com are among a group of sites that are being targeted by the same people behind the recent Yahoo malvertising attack, Malware Bytes reports. The "malvertising" reportedly draws on HTTPS encryption, which makes it harder to detect.
  • Broadcasters, Digital Content Next, And Movie Studios Next Tell FCC To Keep 'Sensitive' Information Confidential
    The trade groups National Association of Broadcasters, Motion Picture Association of America and Digital Content Next say the FCC shouldn't make available "sensitive information" about companies. The organizations' comments come in response to news that the FCC is considering changing the way it will handle sensitive information related to Charter's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
  • Cox, Cablevision, and Verizon Top Netflix Streaming Performance List
    Cox, Cablevision, and Verizon FiOS top the most recent list of Netflix's monthly streaming video performance rankings. Those rankings aren't as useful as they once were because they "can be dramatically altered depending on whether an ISP has struck a direct interconnection deal with Netflix, or has signed up for Netflix's Open Connect content delivery network," according to DSLReports.
  • Drugmaker Gets FDA Warning Over Kim Kardashian's Instagram Endorsement
    The Food and Drug Administration warned Pennsylvania pharmaceutical company Duchesnay over an Instagram endorsement by celebrity Kim Kardashian for the morning sickness drug Diclegis. Kardashian's post was misleading, according to the FTC, because it didn't include information about the drug's risks or limitations on its use.
  • Ban On Ballot Selfies Struck Down
    A federal judge has struck down a New Hampshire law that prohibits people from posting photos of their completed ballots. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro said the law violates people's free speech rights and isn't necessary to combat fraud.
  • Researchers Hack Into Corvette, Disable Brakes
    Researchers from University of California at San Diego say they can hack into thousands of cars through a device used by insurance companies to monitor vehicles' location and speed. "By sending carefully crafted SMS messages to one of those cheap dongles connected to the dashboard of a Corvette, the researchers were able to transmit commands to the car’s CAN bus -- the internal network that controls its physical driving components—turning on the Corvette’s windshield wipers and even enabling or disabling its brakes," Wired writes.
  • Security Flaw In Phones Enables Fingerprint Harvesting, Researchers Say
    Security researchers from FireEye say they have figured out how to harvest mobile users' fingerprints from biometric sensors found in phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One Max, the Register reports. The researchers said in a paper unveiled last week at Black Hat in Las Vegas that most manufacturers don't use Android's Trust Zone to protect biometric information.
  • 'Minority Report,' 'Lucifer,' And 'Blindspot' Pilots Leak Online
    Pilot episodes of three upcoming TV shows -- "Lucifer," "Blindspot" and "Minority Report" -- have leaked online, TorrentFreak reports. "Despite the brewing controversy, 'Lucifer' character co-creator Neil Gaiman is unlikely to shout too loudly about the leak," TorrentFreak writes. "In 2011 he admitted that in some instances piracy had boosted his book sales by 300%."
  • Verizon Ends Contracts, Mobile Device Subsidies
    Verizon is changing its mobile pricing strategy by ending its subsidies and contracts, and rolling out new pricing plans. The company will offer four plans, which offer data caps ranging from 30 to 80 GB. People who exceed the data face $15 per GB overages.
  • FCC's Next Broadband Report May Examine Data Caps, Wireless Speeds
    The Federal Communications Commission is asking for input on the factors to consider other than wireline networks when writing its annual report on broadband deployment. The FCC could also decide to examine other types of broadband, including wireless and satellite. Additionally, the FCC may look at quality of connections, pricing and data caps.
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