Tech Talk Today 278
A critical PGP and S/MIME bug is in the wild, EasyMesh promises standards Wifi Mesh networks, Zuck's in the sites, and Bittorrent Inc gets a rename.
Plus the return of a classic!
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- Critical PGP and S/MIME bugs can reveal encrypted emails—uninstall now [Updated] | Ars Technica — The Electronic Frontier Foundation. It said: “EFF has been in communication with the research team, and can confirm that these vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk to those using these tools for email communication, including the potential exposure of the contents of past messages.”
- Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks | PCWorld — The new certification program will ensure that wireless mesh network routers, gateways, and access points from different manufacturers will all work together.
- Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract — Now, about a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the company’s continued involvement in Maven.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple takes different path on privacy — Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a commencement speech at Duke University that Apple rejects the notion that getting the most out of technology means trading away your right to privacy.
- BitTorrent Inc. Changed Its Name to Rainberry — BitTorrent is without a doubt one of the more recognizable technology brands of the century. It, therefore, comes a surprise that BitTorrent Inc. has changed its name to Rainberry. According to the company, it's strictly a "corporate decision," but a more detailed motivation is lacking.
- Nintendo brings NES Classic back to stores in June — For those of you who didn't pick up the NES Classic first time round, it's being reissued and will be available in stores June 29.