privacy

tech-social-media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
tech-social-media

Trump's Social Media Bias Survey Is a Craven Data Collection Ploy

The survey is an elaborate way of getting people to subscribe to the White House's email list.
Matthew Gault
5.17.19
tech-power

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
amazon

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Violates Kids' Rights, Civil Rights Groups Say

Twenty-one groups and coalitions filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that Amazon breaks the law and violates kids’ privacy rights with the Echo Dot Kids Edition.
Caroline Haskins
5.9.19
tech

Hacker Finds He Can Remotely Kill Car Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps

“I can absolutely make a big traffic problem all over the world,” the hacker said.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.19
CYBER

Edward Snowden: Without Russian Asylum, ‘I Would Be in Guantanamo or Dead’

In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, Julian Assange, and press freedom.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.23.19
CYBER

Edward Snowden: Assange’s Arrest and the Mueller Report Show a ‘Two-Tiered System of Justice’

In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, Julian Assange, and press freedom.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.22.19
Hacking

Hacking Team’s New Owner: ‘We’re Starting From Scratch’

The head of Memento Labs, the new company that acquired infamous spyware vendor Hacking Team, admitted there’s a lot to do to recover after the 2015 breach and the damage to its reputation. But he believes it can compete against market leaders NSO Group.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.18.19
informed consent

Senators Introduce Bill That Would Ban Websites From Using Manipulative Consent Forms

Platforms have a problem with informed consent. A new Senate bill might change that.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
Hacking

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android’s Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Riccardo Coluccini
3.29.19
location data

Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles

Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
Late Capitalism

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
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