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A mysterious iOS attack changes everything we know about iPhone hackingApple's iPhone has long been considered one of the most challenging devices to hack, in part because it's usually done by highly sophisticated groups targeting an individual. But a group of Google researchers discovered that, for two years, someone has been indiscriminately hacking thousands of iPhones just by getting their owners to visit a website. The hack takes advantage of not just one but 14 security flaws, and it ultimately gave the attackers complete control of the phones .
This DIY implant lets you stream movies from your legAn implantable device about the size of a pack of gum, called PegLeg, serves as a combined wireless router and hard drive. That doesn't sound weird, until you learn that the device is meant to be surgically inserted into your leg . Any Wi-Fi enabled device can access it, and the device can store hundreds of gigabytes of data, stream movies or music, or smuggle encrypted files across international borders. It raises a thorny question: Who is responsible for the data stored in someone's body?
General Motors is upgrading the soul of its lineup, our political parties are still vulnerable to cyberhacking, and Game of Thrones has reached the finish line. A new report details political parties in both the US and EU still have obvious and ongoing security flaws that are leaving them vulnerable to attack.
Fast Fact: $60 MillionThat's how much money ride-hail juggernauts Uber and Lyft have put into fighting a California law that would force them to treat their drivers as employees. The money will be used to fund a 2020 state ballot measure that would create an alternate classification for drivers, giving them some protections without acknowledging them as employees.
WIRED Recommends: Amazon KindlesTwo more Kindles have joined the lineup in 2019, so whether you're looking to get one for the first time or your old one is looking a little shoddy, here's how to choose the right one for you .
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