database

When Spies Come Home

This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It

A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the internet. And it still hasn’t taken the data down.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
16 hours ago
CLAMP DOWN

Which Tech Giant Will Build a Revenge Porn Database?

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and others use pooled data to stamp out child abuse imagery. Some revenge porn victims want something similar, but who is going to make it?
Joseph Cox
4.3.18
Internet Insecurity

Hacktivist Breaks Into Minnesota Government Databases to Protest Philando Castile Verdict

“An innocent man died. And a guilty one lives freely.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.20.17
Another Day Another Hack

Popular Teen Quiz App Wishbone Has Been Hacked, Exposing Tons of User Information

Hackers have stolen 2.2 million email addresses and 287,000 cellphone numbers from Wishbone users, many of whom are young women under the age of 18.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.15.17
News

The RCMP Used Police Databases and Social Media to Track Aboriginal Protestors

The RCMP then made their identities known to front-line officers.
Jordan Pearson
11.10.16
rap

Researchers Claim AI Can Identify Gang Members on Twitter

But the AI may only entrench existing prejudices.
Jordan Pearson
11.1.16
News

Hacker Claims to Have Sold Leaked Terrorism Watchlist 'World-Check' For $20,000

The confidential Thomson Reuters “terrorism database” is spreading in the internet’s underground.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.20.16
News

Canada Post Might Own the Copyright to Your Postal Code

And the phrase “postal code."
Jordan Pearson
6.3.16
RACISM

It’s Too Late—We’ve Already Taught AI to Be Racist and Sexist

Now what?
Jordan Pearson
5.25.16
Music

Researchers Are Digitizing Ancient Monk Chants Into a Massive Database

“The medieval memory was fabulous for a lot of reasons and this is just another example.”
Becky Ferreira
5.20.16
News

Stoner Community Website Leaks 10 Million Chats

The online chats of cannabis enthusiasts watching movies together on a marijuana enthusiasts video website were left exposed online.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.18.16
News

How a Hacker Found The Personal Information of All Mexican Voters

A security researcher found a Mexican voter registration database of more than 100 gigabytes on Shodan.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.23.16
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