Joseph Cox

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

tech-power

'Everyone Should Have a Moral Code' Says Developer Who Deleted Code Sold to ICE

Seth Vargo wrote code used in a platform called Chef. When he learned ICE was a customer, he wrestled with ICE using code he had personally written.
Joseph Cox
15 hours ago
tech-power

AT&T Says Customers Can’t Sue the Company for Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

Due to the contract fine print, AT&T says customers must instead deal with the company privately rather than in court.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
security

The FBI Tried to Plant a Backdoor in an Encrypted Phone Network

The FBI wanted a backdoor in Phantom Secure, an encrypted phone company that sold to members of the Sinaloa cartel, and which is linked to the alleged leaking of sensitive law enforcement information in Canada.
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
security

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

Repo men are passively scanning and uploading the locations of every car they drive by into DRN, a surveillance database of 9 billion license plate scans accessible by private investigators.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
Richard Stallman

Computer Scientist Richard Stallman Resigns From MIT Over Epstein Comments

Stallman said the "most plausible scenario" is that one of the trafficking victims "presented herself to him as entirely willing."
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
Hacking

The DEA Didn’t Buy Malware From Israel’s Controversial NSO Group Because It Was Too Expensive

Emails between the DEA and NSO obtained by Motherboard explain why the DEA didn't purchase the company's malware in 2014.
Joseph Cox
9.11.19
security

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

The comments follow Motherboard’s investigation into how DMVs are selling drivers’ data.
Joseph Cox
9.9.19
security

Experts Say Law Should Change to Stop DMVs From Selling Your Personal Data

Motherboard found that DMVs across the country are selling personal data likely without drivers’ knowledge, including to private investigators.
Joseph Cox
9.9.19
security

DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators

You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show.
Joseph Cox
9.6.19
Hacking

Exploit Sellers Say There are More iPhone Hacks on the Market Than They’ve Ever Seen

There are caveats and the sellers are only a slice of the exploit market, but two exploit brokers say they’re seeing more iOS attacks now.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
9.3.19
Hacking

This Has Been the Worst Year for iPhone Security Yet

After several high profile attacks and embarrassing slip-ups, Apple’s perception as the secure consumer device is starting to crack.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.19
Hacking

Google Says Malicious Websites Have Been Quietly Hacking iPhones for Years

It may be the biggest attack against iPhone users yet.
Joseph Cox
8.30.19
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