Joseph Cox

Twitter: @josephfcox Jabber: jfcox@jabber.ccc.de

PROTESTS

How to Protest Without Sacrificing Your Digital Privacy

How to keep your digital devices and accounts safe when exercising your right to peaceably assemble.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
george floyd protests

Facebook Employee Vocally Resigns, Says Company on 'Wrong Side of History'

Timothy J. Aveni explicitly linked his resignation to Facebook’s refusal to act on posts from Trump which call for violence.
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Tech

Hackers Just Dropped a Jailbreak They Say Works for All iPhones

The new unc0ver jailbreak relies on a vulnerability that the researcher who found it says Apple is unaware of.
Joseph Cox
5.26.20
Coronavirus

The New United Nations Coronavirus Social Distancing App Doesn’t Even Work

On Wednesday the UN announced its app 1point5 to help people social distance. But it doesn’t perform the most basic of tasks.
Joseph Cox
5.4.20
Coronavirus

How Google Plans to Push Its Coronavirus Tracing Feature to Android Phones

Android has a notoriously patchy update cycle, so Google is using another method to push a new coronavirus tracing feature to phones without user interaction.
Joseph Cox
4.15.20
Animal Crossing

Someone Made a Tool to Predict the Animal Crossing Stalk Market

The ‘Animal Crossing Turnip Price Forecaster’ lets players do just that by inputting prices from earlier in the week.
Joseph Cox
4.7.20

Zoom Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Sharing Data with Facebook

The lawsuit comes after Motherboard analyzed the Zoom iOS app and found it sent analytic data to Facebook once opened.
Joseph Cox
4.1.20
privacy

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

For at least a few thousand people, Zoom has treated their personal email addresses as if they all belong to the same company, letting them video call each other.
Joseph Cox
4.1.20
zoom

Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook

The change comes after Motherboard found the Zoom iOS app was sending analytics information to Facebook when users opened the app.
Joseph Cox
3.30.20
Coronavirus

Hackers Are Taking Over Twitter Accounts to Advertise Face Masks

Accounts pushed hundreds of tweets advertising a sketchy mask website on Tuesday.
Joseph Cox
3.25.20
Hacking

Inside an Instagram Celebrity Hacking Campaign

Hackers targeted an adult film star. A white hat hacker decided to help.
Joseph Cox
3.24.20
Hacking

Meet the Guy Selling Wireless Tech to Steal Luxury Cars in Seconds

Motherboard obtained a video of a so-called relay attack from EvanConnect, who sells keyless repeaters that can be used to break into and steal luxury cars.
Joseph Cox
2.15.20
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