Germany bans kids’ smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ […]

Voting machine makers explain what they do (and don’t do) to make sure no one hacks the vote – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch As the House and Senate continue to examine the wave of disinformation around the 2016 presidential election, concerns around the security of voting systems examine something even more germane to the U.S. […]

Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Ahead of 2017’s present buying season, UK consumer rights group Which? has warned parents about the risks of giving connected toys to their children, and called for devices with known security and/or […]

Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Eyeing more secure alternatives to social security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon Chief Privacy Officer Karen Zacharia, and both […]