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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
4 days ago
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
trickle down
trickle down

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why

Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phones across the country.
Joseph Cox
5.11.18
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
Facebook
Facebook

Sources: Facebook Has Fired Multiple Employees for Snooping on Users

This week Facebook terminated an employee who allegedly abused their work-given data access to stalk women. Several sources told Motherboard about the access employees and contractors for the social media giant have.
Joseph Cox
Max Hoppenstedt
5.2.18
SURVEILLANCE
SURVEILLANCE

Facebook Fires Employee Who Allegedly Used Data Access to Stalk Women

After a member of the information security community provided evidence to Facebook's chief information security officer, the company has terminated a security engineer who allegedly used their work position to stalk women online.
Joseph Cox
5.2.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Is Investigating a Claim That an Employee Used His Position to Stalk Women

On Monday, a member of the information security community said they passed Facebook details concerning a security engineer allegedly using their work position to stalk women.
Joseph Cox
4.30.18
expiration date
expiration date

UK Watchdog Now Pushing Premature Ejaculation Treatment Rather than Surveillance Reports

The Interception of Communications Commissioner (IOCCO) is a recently closed UK watchdog. But now someone is using the body’s website to push premature ejaculation treatments in place of important IOCCO reports on surveillance.
Joseph Cox
4.30.18
hacking
hacking

Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone

A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.25.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

The Cat-and-Mouse Game Between Apple and the Manufacturer of an iPhone Unlocking Tool

The confusion over a security feature in the iOS 11.3 beta shows Apple might be trying to hinder GrayKey, the popular iPhone-unlocking device for cops.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
4.18.18
BEDFELLOWS
BEDFELLOWS

UK Government Is Cozy with Companies Selling Spytech

It’s well documented that UK companies export surveillance technology to democracies and authoritarian regimes. But the UK government is much closer to these companies than the public may realize.
Joseph Cox
4.17.18
quantum radar
quantum radar

A ‘Quantum Radar’ System Will Watch for Stealth Aircraft and Missiles in the Arctic

Canada is investing $2.7 million to develop quantum radar technology.
Kate Lunau
4.12.18