Computing – MIT Technology Review

The hacking industry faces the end of an era

NSO Group, the world’s most notorious hacking company, could soon cease to exist. The Israeli firm, still reeling from US sanctions, has been in talks about a possible acquisition by the American military contractor L3 Harris.  The deal is far from certain—there is considerable opposition from both the White House and US intelligence—but if it…

Energy-hungry data centers are quietly moving into cities

In 1930, the telegraph giant Western Union put the finishing touches on its new crown jewel: a 24-story art deco building located at 60 Hudson Street in lower Manhattan. Soon after, over a million telegraphs each day shuttled in and out, carried by a network of cables, pneumatic tubes, and 30 employees in roller skates…

The Download: Chinese hackers target telecoms, and aviation emissions

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Chinese hackers exploited years-old software flaws to break into telecom giants The news: Hackers employed by the Chinese government have broken into numerous major telecommunications firms around the world in a cyber-espionage campaign…

Chinese hackers exploited years-old software flaws to break into telecom giants

Hackers employed by the Chinese government have broken into numerous major telecommunications firms around the world in a cyber-espionage campaign that has lasted at least two years, according to a new advisory from American security agencies.  The hackers allegedly breached their targets by exploiting old and well-known critical vulnerabilities in popular networking hardware. Once they…

The Download: Open source censorship in China, and US kids are more anxious than ever

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. How censoring China’s open-source coders might backfire Earlier this month, thousands of software developers in China woke up to find that their open-source code hosted on Gitee, a state-backed Chinese competitor to the…

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