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In-app browsers that act as keyloggers

Jason Snell writing for Six Colors Introducing InAppBrowser.com, a simple tool to list the JavaScript commands executed by the iOS app rendering the page. Krause’s tool lets anyone investigate what might be leaking through in-app browsers. Apps that use Apple’s SafariViewController are all pretty safe, but apps like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook are using their own in-app browsers that modify pages with JavaScript. TikTok, in particular, is monitoring all keyboard inputs and taps.

Rogers outage: Telecom says it’s ‘fully engaged’ to fix issues; Fido, Interac customers also impacted by network outages

Isaac Phan Nay writing for The Toronto Star Many Rogers customers across Canada reported losing mobile and internet services early Friday morning, with the provider eventually confirming the issue hours later. Rogers has not yet released an update on the cause of Friday’s outage. This is a pretty huge outage, coast to coast, even impacting 9-1-1 service.

Bill C-11 Enters a Danger Zone: Government Shifts from Ignoring Witnesses on User Content Regulation to Dismissing Criticisms as "Misinformation" - Michael Geist

Michael Geist writing on his blog This past week was a bad week for democratic governance and Bill C-11. The decision to race through over 100 amendments without public disclosure or debate ran counter to basic democratic norms as the public will never know what changes were proposed in those secret amendments. Now government MPs are resorting to claims of misinformation for testimony they heard directly from one-third of witnesses. The harm that causes will last long after some extra Netflix money is added to the Canadian system.

Siblings & Minecraft

Jun 14, 2022 at 3:18 PM

I started reading Paper Girls when I heard there was a show coming out in a few weeks. I had it on my list of comics to read for a while. Really enjoying it so far.

The iPhone Lock Screen Is Poised for an Upgrade With iOS 16

Mark Gurman writing for Bloomberg That’s probably going to change with iOS 16 and the iPhone 14. Apple is planning major enhancements for the lock screen, including wallpapers that have widget-like capabilities. Further, I’m told iOS 16 builds in future support for an always-on lock screen, something Apple was originally planning for last year’s iPhone 13. This would allow the iPhone to turn down the frame rate significantly on the lock screen and display quickly glanceable information—similar to newer Apple Watches.

There’s a big problem with Apple and Google’s plans to nix passwords

Jared Newman writing for Fast Company (Apple News) FIDO’s current proposal has no mechanism for bulk-transferring passkeys between ecosystems. If you want to switch from an Android phone to an iPhone—or vice versa—you won’t be able to easily move all your passkeys over. And FIDO does plan to let users copy passkeys one at a time, so if you create an account with an iPhone and want to login on a Windows PC, Microsoft can create its own passkey for that service once you’ve authenticated through your phone.

Opinion | The Ford government is destroying this province. Save Ontario, vote.

Lorraine Sommerfeld writing for The Hamilton Spectator Our healthcare system is in crisis, yet, somehow the answer to all that ails us, is more highways. Doug Ford has a bizarre fixation on everything automobile, yet his interest has hardly translated into anything meaningful. He forgave the ETR 407 a billion dollars in penalties. And by cancelling two years of plate renewals, he handed back over $2 billion and has yet to tell us where he will find the missing billion dollars a year it generates going forward.