Joseph Cox

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

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
a day 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
guide

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
4 days ago
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
4 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
nintendo

'Weird' Nintendo Switch Issue Makes it Easier to Guess Passwords

A design choice on the Nintendo Switch eShop can gives hackers clues as to a target’s password.
Joseph Cox
5.22.20
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
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
MILITARY

Internal Documents Show How the US Army Makes a Video Game

Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by Motherboard lay out the development of 'Operation Overmatch.'
Joseph Cox
3.31.20

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
3.31.20
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
3.29.20
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