Evan Schuman

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Evan Schuman has covered IT issues for a lot longer than he'll ever admit. The founding editor of retail technology site StorefrontBacktalk, he's been a columnist for CBSNews.com, RetailWeek, Computerworld and eWeek and his byline has appeared in titles ranging from BusinessWeek, VentureBeat and Fortune to The New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, The Detroit News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Evan can be reached at eschuman@thecontentfirm.com and he can be followed at twitter.com/eschuman. Look for his blog twice a week.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Evan Schuman and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Google now tells criminals when Chrome users are 'idle.' What could go wrong?

How one coding error turned AirTags into perfect malware distributors

How one coding error turned AirTags into perfect malware distributors

A security researcher found that an open area for typing in a phone number has unintentionally turned AirTags into God’s gift to malware criminals.

Apple’s latest right-to-repair trick is delightfully evil

Apple’s latest right-to-repair trick is delightfully evil

I’ve always been impressed by how clever Apple can get when trying to protect its repair revenue. A new report from MacRumors doesn’t disappoint.

On app tracking, both Android and iOS have to do better

On app tracking, both Android and iOS have to do better

While Google has announced plans to reset permissions for older, rarely used Android apps, Apple’s app-tracking-transparency efforts in iOS have fallen short of the company’s grand vision.

Apple's anti-porn overreach — good intent, bad execution

Apple's anti-porn overreach — good intent, bad execution

Apple has unveiled plans to use its extensive powers to fight child pornography. Even though it has good intentions, the company's actual plan has given people dozens of reasons to oppose the move.

This Vultur app takes malicious to the next level

This Vultur app takes malicious to the next level

As if IT needs more reminders that apps in app stores may not be secure, a Netherlands security firm has found a new Android dropper app dubbed Vultur. It offers, and delivers, legitimate functionality, then shifts into malicious mode...

It's time, IT — set the rules of the road for mobile

It's time, IT — set the rules of the road for mobile

When it comes to keeping everyone in the company on the same page, IT could be doing more. That's especially true when making sure mobile devices are secured.

About the Pegasus spyware, Apple's telling the full truth

About the Pegasus spyware, Apple's telling the full truth

When spyware from an Israeli firm was discovered on a number of iPhones used by journalists, critics hit Apple over security and privacy concerns. But in this case, it doesn't look like the company did anything wrong.

Note to IT: Google really wants its privacy settings left alone

Note to IT: Google really wants its privacy settings left alone

It's deeply unsurprising that newly-released information from the Attorney General's office for Arizona — released when a judge agreed to unseal some of the data — shows Google trying to hide privacy settings and tracking users after...

When is a cybersecurity hole not a hole? Never

When is a cybersecurity hole not a hole? Never

In cybersecurity, one of the challenging issues is figuring out when a security hole is a big deal or is trivial. Apple now has a hole that pushes the definition.

Google makes a big security change, but other companies must follow

Google makes a big security change, but other companies must follow

Google is moving — slowly — to make multi-factor authentication default, pushing FIDO-compliant software embedded within the phone, and even has an iOS version. Nice touch.

Google and Apple claim their devices deliver a better sleep; not true, university says

Google and Apple claim their devices deliver a better sleep; not true, university says

A university study found that a frequently-heralded smartphone claim by both companies is non-existent. This raises a serious question: Don’t they have to prove something works before shouting it from the highest virtual rooftop?...

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