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Internet Insecurity

Popular Mac Anti-Adware App ‘Surreptitiously Steals’ Your Browsing History, Researchers Say

Researchers allege the developers of Adware Doctor, the 4th highest ranking paid app in the Mac App Store, have found a way to bypass Apple restrictions and collect sensitive user data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18
SURVEILLANCE

A Mixup Let a Stranger Watch a Woman Through Her Security Cameras

Shelan Faith got a "terrifying" letter warning her that a stranger could see her, her child's room, and people ringing her doorbell through her home security cameras.
Jordan Pearson
9.6.18
Internet Insecurity

Google Notifies People Targeted by Secret FBI Investigation

Dozens of people reported receiving an email from Google revealing a potential FBI investigation into people who purchased malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.4.18
When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company Exposed ‘281 Gigabytes’ of Children’s Photos Online

Consumer spyware company Family Orbit confirmed that it left its cloud storage servers vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.18
cryptocurrency

A Programmer Ate Ass to Save Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency prices are down, so a developer met up with cryptocurrency enthusiasts and adult film performers Brenna Sparks and Bobbi Dylan to eat some ass and save the market.
Jordan Pearson
8.29.18
When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company That Marketed to Domestic Abusers Gets Hacked

A hacker broke into the servers of TheTruthSpy, one of the most notorious stalkerware companies out there, and stole logins, audio recordings, pictures, and text messages, among other data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.28.18
ride sharing

Lyft Accused of Helping People Cross a Workers’ Picket Line In Toronto

“Woke” Uber rival Lyft is making it easier for people to cross a picket line at the CNE in Toronto, union leader says.
Jordan Pearson
8.28.18
Video Games

Here Are 48 Minutes of What 'Cyberpunk 2077' Actually Looks Like

Developer CD Projekt Red revealed 48 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming sci-fi action-RPG, and it's like a mix of 'Deus Ex' and 'Fallout'.
Matthew Gault
8.27.18
CAPITALISM

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.
Nafeez Ahmed
8.27.18
AI

AI Can Manipulate Video to Make Everybody Dance Now

AI is getting really good at making people do things they never could—or would—in real life.
Jordan Pearson
8.24.18
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Stole Personal Data of 2 Million T-Mobile Customers

T-Mobile disclosed an “incident” in which hackers accessed "some" customers' personal information—but no financial data or passwords.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.24.18
ethereum

A Wildly Popular Ethereum Gambling Game Just Paid Out 3 Million Dollars

'Fomo3D' is a controversial and popular Ethereum application, and the lottery's winner may have clogged the blockchain itself to win.
Jordan Pearson
8.23.18