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A Massive Database of 8 Billion Thai Internet Records Leaks

Thailand's largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. From a report: Security researcher Justin

eBay Port Scans Visitors' Computers For Remote Access Programs

AmiMoJo shares a report: When visiting the eBay.com site, a script will run that performs a local port scan of your computer to detect remote support and remote access applications. Many of these

Is Google adding end-to-end encryption to RCS messaging?

Google has taken the reigns on rolling out RCS messaging to Android phones, ditching phone carriers and waiting on half-baked updates and patches. With those roadblocks out of the way, we should start
Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to 'special cases'

Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to 'special cases'

Israel’s original plan to track the phones of COVID-19 sufferers won’t get very far. The country’s cabinet has restricted the use of the Shin Bet security agency’s phone surveillance to “specific and
Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew.
Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS texts in Messages

Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS texts in Messages

RCS is supposed to be the spiritual successor to classic SMS and MMS texting, but the lack of built-in encryption puts a damper on that — someone could theoretically snoop on your messages where they
Judge Rules That Looking At A Phone’s Lock Screen Could Require A Search Warrant

Judge Rules That Looking At A Phone’s Lock Screen Could Require A Search Warrant

Law enforcement agencies are currently pretty miffed at companies like Apple and Google who have made it harder for them to access devices. This is because these companies have basically handed over

The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help

The debate over device encryption isn’t dead, it was merely resting. And it just won’t go away.

Just Turning Your Phone On Qualifies As Searching It, Court Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A man from Washington state was arrested in May 2019 and was indicted on several charges related to robbery and assault. The suspect, Joseph Sam,
Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

While many parts of America are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team
Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

While many parts of America are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team

North Dakota's COVID-19 App Has Been Sending Data To Foursquare and Google

The official COVID-19 contact-tracing app for the state of North Dakota, designed to detect whether people have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus, sends location data and a unique user

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook

The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today it’s submitted a draft decision related to
Twitter, WhatsApp Sanctions Loom in EU Privacy Crackdown

Twitter, WhatsApp Sanctions Loom in EU Privacy Crackdown

Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp are in the firing line as Europe’s leading privacy watchdog for U.S. tech giants edges closer to delivering its first major sanctions under the region’s tough
District judge rules FBI needs a warrant to access your lock screen

District judge rules FBI needs a warrant to access your lock screen

When police arrested a suspect named Joseph Sam in Washington state last year, an officer hit a button on the man’s phone to bring up its lock screen. Months later, an FBI agent turned the phone on to
Who’s Succeeding Against the Coronavirus and Why

Who’s Succeeding Against the Coronavirus and Why

Four months after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global health emergency, countries around the world have seen vastly different results from their efforts to fight the pandemic.
Judge rules federal officials just checking your lock screen counts as a search

Judge rules federal officials just checking your lock screen counts as a search

The judge is basically saying that if federal investigators want to even power on your phone, they need a warrant.
Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

A Dutch court ruled a woman violated Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation after refusing to take down photos of her grandchildren from social media.
Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

A Dutch court ruled a woman violated Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation after refusing to take down photos of her grandchildren from social media.
Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

A Dutch court ruled a woman violated Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation after refusing to take down photos of her grandchildren from social media.