John Deere's Promotional USB Drive Hijacks Your Keyboard
A Redditor went to a recent John Deere conference and got a promotional John Deere USB drive that automatically typed in a URL when connected to a computer.
2 days ago
Twitch Sues to Identify Users Who Uploaded Christchurch Video and Porn to Its Platform
Users posted the violating material to the section of Twitch for Valve-developed game 'Artifact' over Memorial Day weekend.
3 days ago
After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts
Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
4 days ago
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data
The Open Technology Institute, Free Press, and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology filed the complaint Friday after multiple Motherboard and New York Times investigations.
Here Are Images of Drivers Hacked From a U.S. Border Protection Contractor
A license plate scanning company was hacked, and now thousands of images of drivers are on the dark web.
Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies
Facebook’s Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways, such as searching content for keywords in a particular point in time.
Security Contractor at Facebook Content Moderation Facility Arrested for Allegedly Threatening People With a Gun
The individual worked at a facility belonging to Cognizant, a Facebook contractor. Police arrested him while at work, but the alleged assault didn't happen on site.
Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale
TeleSign’s advertisement highlights how the sale of phone location data is not restricted just to the United States.
Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds
While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.
Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter
"Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals? Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals? How should we be thinking about this? What actually works?"
CEO Who Sold Encrypted Phones to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Nine Years
Vincent Ramos was sentenced to nine years and forfeited more than $80 million for providing criminal organizations with encrypted devices.
Twitch Flooded with Streams of 'Game of Thrones', Porn, and the Christchurch Attack Video
After no one watched streams for Valve-created game Artifact, some users started their own meme streams. Then other content seeped in.