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“There is use of these tags in domestic violence”: Apple AirTags spark stalking fears

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Apples popular AirTags is innovative and super helpful when used correctly, but there are concerns regarding its surveillance and tracking network impacting billions.

Apple AirTags and ‘Find My’ app only work because of a tracking network that we could all be involved in without knowing. 

So what is the airtag?

Its a small device that can be attached to personal items like keys, wallets or luggage.

To prevent you from losing your things right….

The tag then sends messages that can be used to track its location.

This sounds clearly pretty useful but AirTags can also be misused.

For example, there is an apple operated surveillance network, which many of us are involved in and don’t even know or own an AirTag

Cyber security expert Paul Haskell- Dowland breaks it down.

“There is use of these tags in domestic violence and other situations where an individual may want to be stalking.”

There are also concerns of stalking using the tech.

So, if you have the latest iPhone update be sure to turn your location services off, if you don’t want to be apart of this.

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McDonald’s hit by cyber attack – Here’s what’s been breached:

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McDonald’s has been McHacked

McDonald’s is the latest leading company to be hit by a data breach, exposing customers’ details.

The world’s largest fast-food chain restaurant confirmed cyber hackers have tapped into customer files.

The recent breach last Friday affects customers in South Korea and Taiwan, including e-mail, delivery addresses, and phone numbers.

The chain confirmed that it recently hired external consultants to investigate unauthorised activity on an internal security system, prompted by a specific incident in which the unauthorised access was cut off a week after it was identified, McDonald’s said.

Payment details have not been breached.

McDonald’s said it wasn’t asked for ransom, nor did it make any payment to the hackers.

Ransomware attacks have disrupted operations at leading companies around the world in recent months including the Colonial Pipeline Co. and meat supplier JBS.

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Tech giant build “the longest cable in the world”

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Google is building the longest cable in the world… and it won’t be on land.

North and South Americans will soon get faster access to Google services like search, Gmail, and youtube.

An underwater cable is being built by the tech giant, and it will connect more countries together, like United States, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.

The cable, called Firmina, will be the longest cable in the world, Google said in a blog post.

“Firmina will improve access to Google services for users in South America,”

GOOGLE WROTE.

Google wants to boost internet connection capacity between these regions, and it hopes the cable will carry traffic quickly, but also securely.

Google wrote that the cable will carry traffic quickly and securely between North and South America, giving users fast, low-latency access to Google products such as Search, Gmail and YouTube, as well as Google Cloud services.

It will run from the East Coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina, with additional landings in Praia Grande, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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Would you buy a robot dog butler?

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How about a robot butler? It may seem expensive… but this four-legged friend is significantly cheaper than other robotic competitors.

Chinese firm Unitree Robotics has revealed its latest creation…

This robust-looking four-legged bot can follow you on a run and even carry your bottle of water.

he Go1 comes in three versions: the $2,700 Go1 Air, $3,500 Go1, and $8,500 Go1 Edu. Each weighs about 12kg (26 pounds) and the more expensive models come with more processor power and sensors (the Go1 Edu is the only version with an unspecified programming API). 

It’s remarkably cheaper compared to rival company Boston Dynamics’, who is asking for over 74 thousand U.S dollars for its robot dog creation.

Unitree wants to make their robots as affordable and popular as smartphones.

Unitree Go1

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