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Video Games
Video Games

Game Developers Dump 'Redshell' Tracking Program After Privacy Backlash

Developers of games like Total War and Civilization are apologizing and removing the software from their games.
Ian Birnbaum
3 days ago
X-Ray Vision
X-Ray Vision

MIT Device Uses Wi-Fi to ‘See’ Through Walls and Track Your Movements

Researchers have been working on this technology since the 70s, and it’s getting more precise.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.13.18
Weed
Weed

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers

California is expected to become the largest weed industry in the United States, but unlike other legalized states, it has no laws in place to protect cannabis consumer data.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.18
Facebook
Facebook

Report: Facebook Gave Chinese Device Manufacturers Special Access to User Data

One one of the firms, Huawei, is on the Pentagon's no-buy list because of alleged connections to the Chinese government.
Karl Bode
6.6.18
OPSEC 101
OPSEC 101

Paul Manafort’s Terrible Encrypted Messaging OPSEC Got Him Additional Charges

Don’t commit crimes. But if you do, don’t back up the evidence of your crimes to Apple or Google’s cloud, where it doesn’t matter that the evidence was originally end-to-end encrypted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.5.18
privacy
privacy

An Indian College Put CCTV Cameras In Boys Bathrooms to Curb Cheating

"The male students are being targeted. Don’t girls cheat in exams?"
Zeyad Masroor Khan
6.4.18
Twitter
Twitter

Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13

According to the company, it can't separate content posted before and after the age of 13.
Jordan Pearson
5.30.18
gdpr
gdpr

Here Are Some of the Worst Attempts At Complying with GDPR

Owen Williams, a freelance developer, has been collecting the more embarrassing, silly, and downright lame attempts companies are making to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.25.18
gdpr
gdpr

What Is GDPR and What Can America Learn From it?

After four years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation is finally going into effect later this month. Personal privacy is of particular concern, but GDPR effect on consumers and Silicon Valley is still shaking out.
Karl Bode
5.25.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Put an Extra Passcode On Your Cellphone Account

Your cellphone number is the key to your entire online identity. Criminals are increasingly targeting people's phone numbers as a way to steal their identities and break into their most sensitive accounts.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.22.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Seriously, Stop Using Flash

It's day five of our digital security tuneup and it's time to banish this internet relic.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.18.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.18