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Today, Governor Newsom signed into law one of the largest state investments in public fiber in the history of the United States. No longer will the state of California simply defer to the whims of AT&T and cable for broadband access. Now, every community is being given their shot.
EFF has warned for years of the danger of the misuse of powerful state-sponsored malware. Until governments around the world get out of the way and actually support security for all of us, including accountability and redress for victims, these outrages will continue.
As part of a larger redesign, the payment app Venmo has discontinued its public “global” feed. If Venmo and parent company PayPal are taking privacy seriously, the app should make privacy the default, not just an option still buried in the settings.