Day: May 29, 2021

Tech companies took up 22% of new office space in Singapore between 2015-2020, up from 8% between 2004-2014, led by Amazon, as financial firms reduced workspace (Faris Mokhtar/Bloomberg)

Faris Mokhtar / Bloomberg:Tech companies took up 22% of new office space in Singapore between 2015-2020, up from 8% between 2004-2014, led by Amazon, as financial firms reduced workspace  —  In the financial mecca of Singapore, a new crowd is flocking to its offices: technology companies. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210529/p10#a210529p10

Court docs detail Google’s user location data collection, efforts to hide an off toggle deep in Android settings, pressure on partners like LG to do the same (Tyler Sonnemaker/Insider)

Tyler Sonnemaker / Insider:Court docs detail Google’s user location data collection, efforts to hide an off toggle deep in Android settings, pressure on partners like LG to do the same  —  – Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private, according to newly unredacted court documents. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210529/p7#a210529p7

How online criminals are turning to unlicensed crypto exchanges and over-the-counter crypto brokers to cash out profits and how crypto forensic firms track them (Hannah Murphy/Financial Times)

Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:How online criminals are turning to unlicensed crypto exchanges and over-the-counter crypto brokers to cash out profits and how crypto forensic firms track them  —  Criminals are locked in battle with Forensics firms tracking how Treasure Men, privacy wallets and gift cards are used to turn virtual hauls into hard cash …

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Google researchers detail “Half-Double”, a new Rowhammer attack technique they say will be difficult to mitigate as future generations of DRAM chips get smaller (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

Lily Hay Newman / Wired:Google researchers detail “Half-Double”, a new Rowhammer attack technique they say will be difficult to mitigate as future generations of DRAM chips get smaller  —  A full fix for the “Half-Double” technique will require rethinking how memory semiconductors are designed. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210529/p5#a210529p5

US’s campaign against Huawei has opened the $35B/year cellular equipment market, giving rise to new players and helping US’s bid to counter China’s 5G dominance (Stu Woo/Wall Street Journal)

Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:US’s campaign against Huawei has opened the $35B/year cellular equipment market, giving rise to new players and helping US’s bid to counter China’s 5G dominance  —  The U.S. campaign against Huawei has opened the cellular-equipment market to a host of new players that previously didn’t seem to have much of …

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Google says it won’t build itself Privacy Sandbox backdoors, but whether it will allow itself to use individual-level data from Chrome users remains unclear (Kate Kaye/Digiday)

Kate Kaye / Digiday:Google says it won’t build itself Privacy Sandbox backdoors, but whether it will allow itself to use individual-level data from Chrome users remains unclear  —  Google promised on Thursday it won’t carve out separate rules for itself as it forces data privacy restrictions on others navigating … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210529/p1#a210529p1