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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
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality   —  Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade.  He's done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker …
Mar 13, 2018, 1:51 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Facebook's Onavo has removed Bolt App Lock from Google Play after criticism of app's data collection practices, says it was “a small, brief test”   —  It's becoming clear that at some point in the not-so-distant past, a group of assholes at Facebook dreamt up a plan to prey on users …
Mar 9, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Gizmodo:
Google says it provides TensorFlow APIs to US Defense Dept. to help interpret drone footage, is working on policies and safeguards for use of machine learning   —  Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage …
Mar 6, 2018, 11:59 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Fired Google engineer who worked at the company for seven years files lawsuit against Google alleging “bro culture” led to repeated sexual harassment   —  Loretta Lee, a software engineer who worked at Google for seven years before being fired in February 2016 …
Mar 1, 2018, 12:20 AMIn context
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
Google says it received ~2.4M takedown requests from 2014-2017 under EU's right to be forgotten laws and complied with 43% of them   —  Google has now been complying with the European Union's controversial “right to be forgotten” laws, which the European Court of Justice first ruled applied to search engines in 2014, for three years.
Feb 27, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Top AI experts and policy makers from 14 institutions publish 100-page report on the malicious uses of AI, outlining digital, physical, and political dangers   —  A new report authored by over two-dozen experts on the implications of emerging technologies is sounding the alarm bells …
Feb 22, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Twitter issues statement saying its tools and rules are apolitical, after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers during bot purge   —  Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it.
Feb 21, 2018, 11:45 PMIn context

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