Weekend Reads 102723

Passkeys are appearing more and more in tech news, with support for them increasing. Since many administrators test out new technologies themselves first, we at CIS embarked on a short project to see what happened when an intern with our CTO team had the opportunity to implement passkeys.

Draft proposals setting a “remuneration obligation” for digital platforms started to pop up in the Brazilian congress after Australia adopted its own News Media Bargaining Code.

And can companies finally trust their data to cloud providers and actually trust that CC removes the need to worry about the cloud provider as a sub-processor with access to the data?

Google says it plans to prototype a technique to mask IP addresses via network proxies in future versions of its Chrome browser, a privacy protection similar to Apple’s iCloud Private Relay service for its Safari browser.

The cryptanalytic threat of quantum computing, particularly the “store data; decrypt later” approach, is drawing ever nearer. Unsurprisingly, the U.S. government is among those most alert to the danger.

A common critique of HTTP/3 and QUIC is that they primarily benefit the big players and companies (for example, Google and Meta), who often control one or even two of the endpoints (for example, Google controls popular services such as YouTube and search, as well as Chrome, the most used web browser)

Rhysida, a new ransomware currently plaguing users, may not be novel but it’s proving to be just as effective.

With the rise of generative AI, the computing industry now faces a significant challenge: to evolve our underlying building blocks to meet the increasing infrastructure demands.

A phishing campaign is currently targeting Facebook business accounts with password-stealing malware.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has used an AI-powered data-scanning tool called Giant Oak Search Technology (GOST) to scour social media looking for post containing “derogatory” comments about the nation.