The US Government Is Suing Edward Snowden
Snowden published his memoir, 'Permanent Record', and the US government doesn't want him to make any money off of it.
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Amazon Is Looking More and More Like a Nation-State
Amazon is levying taxes on French businesses after France approved a tax on the tech giant.
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Palantir’s CEO Is Fine With the Horrible Things His Company Does
Alex Karp is convinced of his progressive values, even as Palantir wages war on them.
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Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes
Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company
How does Ring partner with police? Are there privacy concerns with Ring doorbells? What is the Neighbors app? What we’ve learned from 1,400 pages of public records.
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.
As Authoritarian Governments Surveil the Internet, Open Source Projects Decide How to Respond
Kazakhstan is telling citizens to download a cryptographic certificate, letting authorities monitor their traffic. Mozilla and Wikimedia are discussing how to respond from afar.
Amazon Provided Police with 'Heat Maps' of Package Theft for Sting Operation
Amazon created package loss data heat maps and performed "data analysis" that helped a police department plan and carry out a package theft sting operation.
Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends
The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Anti-Virus Companies Now Flag Malware China Installs on Tourists’ Phones
After a collaborative investigation found Chinese authorities were planting malware on the phones of travellers, Symantec, Malwarebytes and other cybersecurity firms have updated their products.
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.
How Amazon and the Cops Set Up a Joint, Pointless Sting Operation
Behind-the-scenes emails show how Amazon and Ring worked with police in Aurora, Colorado to make people scared of each other.