Joseph Cox

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

data selling

Lawmakers Ask California DMV How It Makes $50 Million a Year Selling Drivers' Data

Motherboard previously revealed the California DMV was making tens of millions of dollars a year by selling personal data.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
location data

How the NSA Says You Can Limit Location Data Exposure

The mitigations are designed for government officials, but the advice itself can be useful for many more people.
Joseph Cox
8.4.20
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
8.3.20
Internet

Cops Arrest 17-Year-Old Suspect in Massive Twitter Hack

The arrest comes after hackers hijacked some of the most high profile accounts on the social network by leveraging an internal Twitter tool.
Joseph Cox
7.31.20
privacy

How One Company Collected Browsing Data Via Android Apps

“Not even Facebook” has this granularity of data, one employee of Ogury said in an email obtained by Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
7.31.20
privacy

This Billion Dollar Company Considers Privacy Laws a Threat to Its Business

ZoomInfo scrapes users' emails and feeds that data back into its product. A recent public filing demonstrates how businesses in this space view privacy laws.
Joseph Cox
7.29.20
NSO Group

NSO Group Pitched Its Spyware to the Secret Service

Emails obtained by Motherboard show the U.S.-branch of NSO Group was pitching its product to U.S. agencies as recently as 2018.
Joseph Cox
7.23.20
SURVEILLANCE

Customs and Border Protection Bought Access to Nationwide Car Tracking System

The move by CBP continues the trend of law enforcement buying access to data rather than gathering it themselves.
Joseph Cox
7.17.20
Hacking

After Twitter Hack, Senator Asks Why DMs Aren't Encrypted

Twitter was previously exploring end-to-end encrypted direct messages, which would generally give user's more privacy around their communications.
Joseph Cox
7.16.20
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
7.15.20
NSO Group

Source: Spain is Customer of NSO Group

The Guardian and El Pais reported NSO Group's malware was used to target prominent politicians in Spain. Now a former employee says that Spain has been an NSO Group customer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
7.14.20
graykey

iPhone Hackers Grayshift Sell 'Mobile' GrayKey

Emails and procurement records point to a "mobile" version of the GrayKey.
Joseph Cox
7.13.20
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