HTC bets on former Orange executive to boost sales

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption An HTC Magic device, which runs on Google’s operating system HTC, the Taiwanese company that built the first mobile phones for Android and Windows, has hired a new boss. Yves Maitre, of Orange, takes over from Cher Wang, to become HTC’s first chief executive who is not a co-founder. It signalled HTC’s desire to “regain a foothold” in the smartphone market, Ben Wood, from…

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Live facial recognition surveillance ‘must stop’

Image copyright Getty Images UK police and companies must stop using live facial recognition for public surveillance, politicians and campaigners have said. The technology allows faces captured on CCTV to be checked in real time against watch lists, often compiled by police. Privacy campaigners say it is inaccurate, intrusive and infringes on an individual’s right to privacy. But its makers say it helps protect the public as it can…

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‘Panda’ Group Makes Thousands of Dollars Using RATs, Crypto-Miners

A new threat actor has generated thousands of dollars in the Monero cryptocurrency using remote access tools (RATs) and illicit cryptocurrency mining malware, Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence and research group revealed on Tuesday. Although not highly sophisticated, the actor, which Talos refers to as Panda, is highly active, focused on persistently exploiting vulnerable web applications worldwide. The actor’s tools allow it to traverse networks, while the use of RATs…

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