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Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.
Joseph Cox
5.16.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Turkey's Government Tried to Hack Hundreds of Protesters Over Twitter, Researchers Say

A new report details a widespread campaign targeting several Turkish activists and protesters, using the infamous government malware made by FinFisher.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Oakland Proposes Strongest Anti-Surveillance Regulations in the Country

The legislation would ban the city from signing non-disclosure agreements with surveillance companies.
Mack DeGeurin
5.4.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

License Plate Surveillance Company Attacks Nonprofits For Filing FOIA Requests

Vigilant Solutions said law enforcement is facing an "onslaught" of transparency requests from people who ... want government to be accountable to taxpayers.
Camille Fassett
4.4.18
Memes
Memes

Mass Surveillance Memes Show Our Collective Anxiety Over Government Spying

Surveillance memes are everywhere because it feels like surveillance is everywhere.
Mack DeGeurin
4.2.18
CLOUD Act
CLOUD Act

Congress Enacts Garbage Surveillance Legislation By Attaching it to Must-Pass Budget Bill

The CLOUD Act is highly unpopular, but it passed, because Congress is dysfunctional.
Jason Koebler
3.23.18
SURVEILLANCE
SURVEILLANCE

Cambridge Analytica's Ad Targeting Is the Reason Facebook Exists

Thousands of third party apps were designed solely to obtain and sell your data. It's no surprise that the data ended up being used again on Facebook, one of the biggest advertising platforms on Earth.
Jason Koebler
3.19.18
privacy
privacy

There Are No Guardrails on Our Privacy Dystopia

If tech is going to infiltrate, influence, and shape all of society, it is unacceptable for tech and pure market forces to decide the limits of the surveillance state.
David Golumbia
Chris Gilliard
3.9.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

European Cops Welcome Spy Vendor That Sold to Assad Regime

A company fined for exporting surveillance tools to Syria was invited to speak at a European police conference.
Joseph Cox
2.8.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

'The Nunes Memo' Is Worthless Without the Warrant

This whole circus is performative "transparency" from a bunch of hypocrites.
Matthew Gault
2.2.18
World Of Spyware
World Of Spyware

Hacking Team Is Still Alive Thanks to a Mysterious Investor From Saudi Arabia

An investor from Saudi Arabia is apparently behind a company that bought a stake in the controversial spyware vendor.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.31.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Lebanese Government Hackers Hit Thousands of Victims With Incredibly Simple Campaign

Security researchers uncover several years-long espionage and hacking campaigns, pinpointing them to a specific building in Beirut, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.18.18