Chinese phone manufacturer caught using a backdoor but it’s not Huawei or ZTE

Last year, Xiaomi was the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after shipping approximately 125.5 million units. The company has done an amazing job in India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market. That’s because Xiaomi produces handsets priced appropriately for the developing country; using a value for money retail strategy, Xiaomi has done very well in…

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Baseball and Sci-Fi Make Quite the Team

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. The film Field of Dreams is based on W.P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel Shoeless Joe. Universal/AlamyScience fiction author Rick Wilber is best known for writing about baseball, including a series of alternate history stories about real-life catcher-turned-spy Moe Berg. Wilber’s preoccupation with the game is understandable given his…

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Spies Say Covid-19 Isn’t a Manmade

The full repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt for years, but one more immediate ripple is already occurring. Microsoft this week shared research that shows how ransomware hackers are seizing on this moment of uncertainty, springing traps that were laid months ago.The novel coronavirus has also sparked a debate over voting by mail,…

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