security

10.9.19

Twitter Took Phone Numbers for Security and Used Them for Advertising

This could make people think twice about using a phone number to secure their account at all.

10.8.19

Security Guard Nabbed for Robbing Bank He Was Hired to Protect

The bank tellers first thought he was joking until he pointed a gun at them.

9.8.19

DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators

You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show.

8.21.19

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.

8.12.19

Google Hackers Found 10 Ways to Hack an iPhone Without Touching It

Many of the vulnerabilities relied on using iMessage to own the rest of the phone, Google's Project Zero said.

8.8.19

Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls

Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.

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6.28.19

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.

5.13.19

China’s Got a New Surveillance Camera That Can Spy on You from 45km Away

Through the use of laser ranging and an AI-powered algorithm, this system can cover larger distances than any camera has before.

3.24.19

Understanding the 'New IRA', Who Sent Explosives Around the UK

The dissident group recently took responsibility for the four packages found around the country, and another – as-yet un-located – parcel.

12.5.18

Looks Like Australian Police are Getting Access to Your Messages

The government's controversial encryption laws are set to pass by the end of the week.

11.27.18

How to Securely Get Rid of Your Devices

How to clean out that drawer of old phones, laptops, and hard drives without having to worry about someone getting their hands on your data.

10.7.18

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.

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