FaceApp Isn’t Creepy Because It’s Russian, It's Creepy Because It’s Capitalist
China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border
The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers
Using the 'Track THIS' tool opens up 100 tabs at a time that will make you seem like a hypebeast, a filthy rich person, a doomsday prepper, or an influencer.
When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users
Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users
Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes
Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
I Was One of the Most Famous People Online in 1998—Then I Disappeared
Know as "anacam," seven million people a day watched me livestream my life around the clock. Looking back now, I have a new understanding of why I did it.
Facebook pays teenagers $20 a month to monitor what they do online
In exchange for a $20 gift card, volunteers between 13 and 35 gave Facebook root access to their phone.
Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication
Security researchers disclosed new work at the Chaos Communication Congress showing how hackers can bypass vein based authentication.
Question of the Day: What's the Worst Thing We'd Find in Your Facebook Messages?
"Probably the naughty messages from university time."
We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites
Personal websites and email can replace most of what people like about Facebook—namely the urge to post about their lives online.
Facebook let companies read and delete your private messages
“If the allegations are true, Facebook may face a colossal volume of individual and collective lawsuits."