privacy

security

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
tech-power

T-Mobile ‘Put My Life in Danger’ Says Woman Stalked With Black Market Location Data

Telecom giants are giving up customers' real-time location data to stalkers and bounty hunters. Now, Motherboard speaks to a victim.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
Hacking

DeVos-Linked Adoption Agency Exposed Highly Sensitive Children's Medical Data

Bethany Christian Services left information about prospective adoptees' "intellectual development" as well as their medical histories and lab results online.
Joseph Cox
8.15.19
State of Surveillance

The NSA Uses Slack. Why?

The United States' top digital surveillance agency is using an off-the-shelf version of Slack. For what? They should tell us!
Derek Mead
8.15.19
tech-power

Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid

Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
security

Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
Facebook

Facebook Said It Wasn't Listening to Your Conversations. It Was.

Facebook's excuse? All the other tech companies were doing it, too.
David Gilbert
8.14.19
Hacking

Teen Security Researcher Suspended for Exposing Vulnerabilities in His School’s Software

Another vulnerability that Bill Demirkapi found impacted 5,000 schools.
Joseph Cox
8.9.19
privacy

Researchers Show How Europe's Data Protection Laws Can Dox People

A security researcher was able to get companies to give him his fiance’s Social Security Number, passwords, and other sensitive private information with her consent by taking advantage of GDPR’s 'Right of Access' requests.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.8.19
security

Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls

Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.
Joseph Cox
8.7.19
Hacking

Clothing Resale Marketplace Poshmark Announces Data Breach

"We recently discovered that data from some Poshmark users was acquired by an unauthorized third party."
Joseph Cox
8.1.19
Facebook

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.1.19
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