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Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo:
Interview with filmmaker Andrew Oleck on his spoof video “starring” Mark Zuckerberg, A World Without Facebook, which has 32M+ views and caused some confusion   —  A couple years ago, Andrew Oleck wondered if he could make a viral video.  The Los Angeles-based filmmaker …
Apr 20, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
TaskRabbit's app and website are back online after security breach, CEO says certain personally identifiable information may have been compromised   —  TaskRabbit, the handyman-for-hire app, is back online after being intentionally taken down on Monday following an apparent data breach.
Apr 18, 2018, 11:55 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Google pulls five Chrome Web Store extensions posing as ad blockers that had scripts enabling them to hijack browsers; extensions had 20M+ users combined   —  A researcher with AdGuard discovered five fake ad-blocking extensions in the Chrome Web Store that used hidden scripts to manipulate users' browsers.
Apr 18, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Profile of Lea Kissner, who leads Google's 90-person NightWatch team, which is responsible for finding potential privacy flaws in the company's products   —  Lea Kissner is back at her alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, armed with a crisp gray blazer, a slide deck …
Apr 18, 2018, 6:25 AMIn context
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
Pentagon spokesperson says there has been a “2,000% increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours”, following Syria air strikes on Friday night   —  As Donald Trump's administration, backed by France and the UK, launched a series of missile attacks on Syrian installations allegedly used …
Apr 15, 2018, 1:15 AMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Oregon governor signs bill mandating state bodies only contract with ISPs that operate under net neutrality; ISPs likely to sue to strike down new law   —  In February, three middle school students helped push a statewide net neutrality bill.  Today, Gov. Kate Brown is headed to the girls' middle school …
Apr 9, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Facebook disables email and phone number search after malicious actors abused the features to scrape public profile data; company says most accounts affected   —  Since the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal first broke last month, Facebook has tried out a number of PR strategies to address the growing outcry.
Apr 5, 2018, 2:03 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Delta and Sears say malware attack at chat vendor [24]7 last year led to data breach that included credit card details of “hundreds of thousands” of customers   —  Delta Air Lines and Sears Holding Corp. on Thursday disclosed a data breach that may have exposed the payment card details …
Apr 5, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Sources: Canadian data firm AggregateIQ created election software platform marketed by Cambridge Analytica, raising UK election law questions around payments   —  A little-known Canadian data firm ensnared by an international investigation into alleged wrongdoing during the Brexit campaign created …
Mar 26, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Amnesty International publishes 77-page report, based on 16-month investigation, detailing extensive abuse of women on Twitter and calls for more transparency   —  On Tuesday, Amnesty International released its findings from a 16-month investigation into the experiences women face on Twitter—namely, online abuse.
Mar 21, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context

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