Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Senators Fear Meltdown and Spectre Disclosure Gave China an Edge

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Senators Fear Meltdown and Spectre Disclosure Gave China an Edge

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A congressional hearing Wednesday on the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities had all the technobabble and painful misunderstanding you’d expect. But the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation also raised an important practical concern: No one informed the US government about the flaws until they were publicly disclosed at the beginning of January. As…

Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo’s Snooping Habits

Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo’s Snooping Habits

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A Portland woman recently told a local news outlet that her Amazon Echo device had gone rogue, sending a recording of a private conversation to a random person in her contact list. On Thursday, two senators tasked with investigating consumer privacy sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding answers. In the letter, Republican…