Joseph Cox

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

law enforcement

Police Are Buying Access to Hacked Website Data

The sale is “an end-run around the usual legal processes.”
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Clubhouse

Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App

In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
Jason Koebler
Anna Merlan
Joseph Cox
7.5.20
encryption

How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime

Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots.
Joseph Cox
7.3.20

How I Accidentally Hijacked Someone's WhatsApp

Because of phone number reuse, I ended up receiving a load of a stranger’s personal WhatsApp messages.
Joseph Cox
6.22.20
OnlyFans

Inside the Underground Trade of Pirated OnlyFans Porn

Motherboard investigated the ways people download subscriber-only content in bulk and repost it for free or for profit around the internet.
Samantha Cole
Joseph Cox
6.19.20
Creepshots

People Are Filming Creepshots of Women at BLM Protests

Multiple leaked photos and videos from a private forum show creeps deliberately attending Black Lives Matter Protests to film women.
Joseph Cox
6.19.20
george floyd protests

Slack Removed a Blog Post Showing How Police Use its Tech

Slack declined to say whether it is still working with the police department.
Joseph Cox
6.8.20
george floyd protests

The Military and FBI Are Flying Surveillance Planes Over Protests

Motherboard tracked high-tech aircraft previously used in warzones, as well as flights from other agencies above protesting cities.
Joseph Cox
6.6.20
DRONES

The Government is Regularly Flying Predator Drones Over American Cities

The aircraft flight data is a reminder that CBP does not only fly drones along the border.
Joseph Cox
6.3.20
SIM Swapping

Hackers Plan to Use Stolen Cryptocurrency Exchange Data for SIM Swapping

Coinsquare, the impacted exchange, says a former employee stole the data.
Joseph Cox
6.2.20
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
6.2.20
george floyd protests

This Tool Makes Blurring Protesters' Faces Incredibly Easy

Multiple activists have called for people to not take photos of protesters faces because they may face retaliation.
Joseph Cox
6.2.20
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