Joseph Cox

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The One Company I Gave My Address To Won’t Delete It

I get packages delivered to friends and don’t have my name on my doorbell. But all of my work may have been undermined by a cheap mattress.
Joseph Cox
a minute ago
tech-power

EFF Hits AT&T With Class Action Lawsuit for Selling Customers’ Location to Bounty Hunters

The lawsuit, which comes after multiple Motherboard investigations into phone location data selling, is seeking an injunction against AT&T which would try to enforce the deletion of any sold data.
Joseph Cox
2 hours ago
tech-power

Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware

After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
tech-power

GitHub Removed Open Source Versions of DeepNude

After the creator of DeepNude shuttered its app that digitally undressed women, multiple people uploaded their own versions to GitHub.
Joseph Cox
7.9.19
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Zoom Vulnerability Lets Hackers Hijack Your Webcam

The security researcher who found the issues said it could be used in malicious adverts or phishing campaigns.
Joseph Cox
7.9.19
tech-power

Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends

The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
tech-power

Antivirus 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.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
tech-power

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.
Joseph Cox
7.2.19
security

Nationwide Outage Meant AT&T Customers Couldn't Dial 911

Police across the country reported the issue on Tuesday morning. Last year, AT&T was fined $5 million for outages that prevented 911 calls in 2017
Joseph Cox
7.2.19
tech-social-media

Facebook's First 'Civil Rights Audit' Is the First Step in Climbing Everest

Facebook's Civil Rights Audit, published on Sunday, recommends the platform also ban implicit forms of white nationalism.
Joseph Cox
6.30.19
security

Black Market T-Mobile Location Data Tied to Spot of a Triple Murder

In 2017, two bounty hunters and a fugitive died in a chaotic shoot-out. Shortly after their deaths, someone started tracking one of the bounty hunter's phones.
Joseph Cox
6.26.19
tech-social-media

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
Joseph Cox
6.24.19
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