Joseph Cox

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

SURVEILLANCE

Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims

In a court-filed declaration, NSO Group’s CEO says Facebook tried to buy an Apple spying tool in 2017.
Joseph Cox
10 hours ago
gig economy

DoorDash Doesn't Know Which Restaurants Are Open, and Drivers Pay the Price

During the coronavirus pandemic, some DoorDash drivers are being paid around just $3 an hour due to the errors and slow support.
Joseph Cox
a day ago
privacy

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

For at least a few thousand people, Zoom has treated their personal email addresses as if they all belong to the same company, letting them video call each other.
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Hacking Team

Memento Labs, the Reborn Hacking Team, Is Struggling

Current and ex-employees describe the situation inside Memento Labs, which formed after a vigilante hacker targeted Hacking Team.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago

Zoom Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Sharing Data with Facebook

The lawsuit comes after Motherboard analyzed the Zoom iOS app and found it sent analytic data to Facebook once opened.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
MILITARY

Internal Documents Show How the US Army Makes a Video Game

Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by Motherboard lay out the development of 'Operation Overmatch.'
Joseph Cox
5 days ago
zoom

Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook

The change comes after Motherboard found the Zoom iOS app was sending analytics information to Facebook when users opened the app.
Joseph Cox
3.27.20
privacy

Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account

Zoom's privacy policy isn't explicit about the data transfer to Facebook at all.
Joseph Cox
3.26.20
Coronavirus

Bored People Are Flooding Stores to 'Browse' During Coronavirus Pandemic

Employees at Lowe’s, Office Depot, Sherwin-Williams, and Best Buy told Motherboard how customers are browsing or buying totally non-essential items at busy stores.
Joseph Cox
3.24.20
Coronavirus

Hackers Are Taking Over Twitter Accounts to Advertise Face Masks

Accounts pushed hundreds of tweets advertising a sketchy mask website on Tuesday.
Joseph Cox
3.24.20
Hacking

Inside an Instagram Celebrity Hacking Campaign

Hackers targeted an adult film star. A white hat hacker decided to help.
Joseph Cox
3.23.20
Coronavirus

Lowe's Employees Say the Store Is Staying Open During Coronavirus to Maximize Profit

While competitors Target and Home Depot have reduced store hours to help combat the coronavirus, Lowe’s continues to expose staff and customers.
Joseph Cox
3.20.20
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