In rare warning, Homeland Security urges immediate Firefox update

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A Firefox security flaw needs to be patched as quickly as possible.
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Everyone running the recently-released Firefox 72 on their Mac should install a patch immediately. The security vulnerability in this web browser is severe enough for a US Homeland Security agency to encourage users to install the update. Mozilla says it’s already aware of attacks that use this Firefox security flaw.

U.S. bans laptops and tablets on flights from 10 airports

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Emirates is one of the airlines affected by the ban.
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The U.S. has confirmed a ban on laptops, tablets and other large electronics on flights from 10 international airports throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

These devices can be carried in checked baggage, but they’re no longer allowed in the passenger cabin. The U.K. is set to announce a similar ban shortly.

Court keeps cellphone network ‘kill switch’ a secret

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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus are coming on September 18th, according to German carriers.
This could be the government's doing.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

It only took one sentence for the United States Court of Appeals to keep the federal government’s emergency plan to disable cellular service a secret. It was a very long sentence, but it got the job done.

This ruling reinforces the Department of Homeland Security’s attempts to block Freedom of Information Act requests that it feels will endanger public safety.