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
4 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
7.3.20
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
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
6.17.20
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
6.5.20
george floyd protests

The Military and FBI Are Flying Surveillance Planes Over US Protests

Motherboard tracked high-tech aircraft previously used in warzones, as well as flights from other agencies above protesting cities.
Joseph Cox
6.4.20
DRONES

The US 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
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
6.3.20
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
6.2.20
george floyd protests

Thousands of People Are Monitoring Police Scanners During the George Floyd Protests

Apps that let people listen to police scanners have skyrocketed to the top of the App Store.
Joseph Cox
6.1.20
Hacking

Feds Arrest Member of Fin7, Group Tied to a Billion Dollars Worth of Hacks

Victims of the group included Chipotle, Whole Foods and Trump Hotels.
Joseph Cox
5.27.20
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