Tech Digest Daily Recap: Apple Admits Serious Security Flaw for iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple warned of serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could allow attackers to take full control of these devices. The tech giant said it is “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”. It said the malicious application “could potentially run arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” meaning the hacker could gain full access to the device. The vulnerability could also handle “maliciously crafted Web content” that “could lead to arbitrary code execution” on WebKit. WebKit is Apple’s browser engine used in various applications such as Safari, Mail, and App Store. Telegraph

There is no easy answer to the question of how safe self-driving cars should be, an adviser to a new government-backed report told the BBC. The report, from the Center for Data Ethics and Innovation, warns that it may not be enough that self-driving cars are safer than normal cars. It says the public has little tolerance for driverless car crashes, even if they are safer on average. It comes as the government lays out its plans for self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are currently not allowed on UK roads, but the government has now said the first such vehicles could be on UK roads by 2025. BBC

Oppo is launching its ColorOS 13 update today and has detailed the features that are on the way for its devices as they upgrade to the flavor of Android 13… One of the smaller features worth mentioning is a handy pixel feature that will available for screenshots in WhatsApp and Messenger chats. A new “Pixelate” option will appear in the editing window, which can be tapped to automatically blur the contact’s name and profile picture (as shown in the animation above). You can also use the tool to manually blur the content of messages. It can be a handy little feature if you want to quickly share a message without revealing every detail. The edge

Tanzania has installed high-speed internet services on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, allowing anyone with a smartphone to tweet, Instagram or WhatsApp their ascent to Africa’s highest mountain. State-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation on Tuesday set up the broadband network at an elevation of 3,720 meters (12,200 feet), with the country’s Information Minister Nape Nnauye calling the event historic. “Previously, it was a bit dangerous for visitors and porters who had to operate without the Internet,” he said at the launch of the service, flanked by government officials and tourists. the guard

A group of activists, survivors and families affected by social media abuse have written to Tory leadership candidates urging the next prime minister to prioritize the Online Safety Bill. Danielle Armitage is one of those who signed the open letter to the candidates. She was only 14 years old when she was cared for while playing an online interactive game for kids. The man claimed to be 16 years old, but in fact he was in his late 40s at the time. Sky News

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