US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

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Mozilla patches an actively exploited Firefox zero-day flaw that could allow attackers to take control of computers by accessing sensitive memory locations (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

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Firefox gets patch for critical zeroday that’s being actively exploited

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Unable to unlock gunman’s iPhones, the FBI (once again) asks for Apple’s help

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Exxon and Amazon partner to allow voice-activated fuel purchases in vehicles with built-in Alexa and from Alexa-enabled devices, coming to US stations in April (Matt Egan/CNN)

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Researchers unearth malicious Google Play apps linked to active exploit hackers

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How some people in Japan are finding comfort through companion robots like Sony’s robot dog Aibo, which is designed to show and respond to emotions (Rosalind Adams/BuzzFeed News)

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This time, for sure! Ars Technica’s 2020 Deathwatch

Enlarge / If your company makes the Ars Deathwatch, there are always other options. Sean Gallagher…

What to expect at CES 2020: 5G phones, 4K HDR TVs and HDMI 2.1, dual-screen laptops, gaming CPUs, smart home devices, game consoles, and more (The Verge)

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Why did the former CEO of Nissan just get smuggled out of Japan?

Enlarge / Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan and head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, fled house…