mobile phones

Lippizan

Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold Its Wares for Years

Sources tell Motherboard Equus Technologies, a little-known Israeli firm linked to the Android malware, also sells iOS capabilities.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.27.17
Phone Crackers

Cellebrite Sold Phone Hacking Tech to Repressive Regimes, Data Suggests

Data stolen from infamous Israeli company suggests it sold products to countries such as Turkey, UAE and Russia.
Joseph Cox
1.12.17
Phone Crackers

US State Police Have Spent Millions on Israeli Phone Cracking Tech

A Motherboard investigation shows how one company in particular, Cellebrite, has cornered the market in state agencies' use of phone cracking technology.
Joseph Cox
12.21.16
Phone Crackers

Backroom Trading of Phone Cracking Devices Is Sketchy As Hell

It appears that just about anyone can get their hands on Cellebrite's phone cracking devices.
Joseph Cox
12.21.16
Phone Crackers

The Phone Cracking Industry Is a 'Cesspool'

Although dominated by giants, the phone cracking industry is littered with unsavory episodes.
Joseph Cox
12.21.16
SURVEILLANCE

Here Is the Contract for the UK's First Confirmed IMSI Catcher

A Scottish prison used the device to catch inmates using mobile phones.
Joseph Cox
9.13.16
Cancer

A New Study Links Cell Phone Radiation to Cancer in Rats. Now What?

What does this mean for the world’s 6.9 billion mobile phone users?
Paul Tadich
5.27.16
phones

What You Should Do With Your Phone This Year

Should we all give up and chuck our phones into the river? I asked Jason Koebler about what 2016 holds for phones.
Brian Anderson
1.6.16
Facebook

This Next-Gen Stingray Uses Facebook and WhatsApp Messages to Track Users

Researchers will demo a Stingray capable of attacking over LTE networks in Helsinki.
Joseph Cox
10.28.15
argentina

Everyone in Buenos Aires Is Communicating by Voice Memo Now

In a country taken over by Whatsapp, voice memos have beat out texts as the most popular way to talk to one another.
Kari Paul
6.24.15
uk

Why Are There So Many Illicit Mobile Phones in UK Prisons?

They probably don’t all belong to criminal masterminds.
Victoria Turk
1.7.15
africa

How Mobile Phones Can Track Census Data in Hard-to-Reach Places

Knowing where people are is essential to tracking disease and distributing resources.
Jonathan Keane
11.17.14
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