Joseph Cox

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

crime

Encrochat Investigation Finds Corrupt Cops Leaking Information to Criminals

Beyond drug trafficking, the continuing investigations into users of the encrypted phone network Encrochat is increasing to corrupt officials.
Joseph Cox
9.17.20
iamavoter

Spotify CEO Defends Keeping Transphobic Joe Rogan Podcasts Online

Multiple sources inside Spotify described an all-hands meeting in which Spotify CEO Daniel Ek discussed the company’s handling of the controversial podcaster.
Joseph Cox
Emanuel Maiberg
9.17.20
amazon

Amazon Is Spying on Its Workers in Closed Facebook Groups, Internal Reports Show

The company is surveilling dozens of private Facebook groups in the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain, according to an internal web tool and reports left on the open internet.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
Joseph Cox
9.2.20
TikTok

All of My TikTok Followers Are Fake

By buying followers, likes, and views, our own shoddy TikTok video climbed up the hashtag rankings.
Joseph Cox
8.13.20
crime

The Secret SIMs Used By Criminals to Spoof Any Number

Criminals use so-called Russian, encrypted, or white SIMs to change their phone number, add voice manipulation to their calls, and try to stay ahead of law enforcement.
Joseph Cox
8.12.20
Mozilla

Mozilla Corporation to Lay Off 250 Staff

The changes come as the Mozilla Corporation looks to invest in more revenue-generating projects like its recently announced VPN.
Joseph Cox
8.11.20
porn

An OnlyFans Creator Is Suing 'Thothub' for Reposting Her Content

In a complaint filed Monday, Niece Waidhofer claims Thothub, Cloudflare, BangBros and Chaturbate should be held responsible for her nudes appearing on the "leaked content" site.
Samantha Cole
Joseph Cox
8.5.20
Hacking

Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts

After a wave of account takeovers, screenshots of an internal Twitter user administration tool are being shared in the hacking underground.
Joseph Cox
7.16.20
law enforcement

Police Are Buying Access to Hacked Website Data

The sale is "an end-run around the usual legal processes".
Joseph Cox
7.8.20
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
7.3.20
encryption

How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organised 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
7.2.20
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
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