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Michael Gaynor / Motherboard:
Privacy experts say US telecom companies have successfully lobbied to stall 70 state-level bills this year that would prevent ISPs from selling customer data   —  In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data.
Aug 8, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Verizon's new Safe Wi-Fi VPN service says it protects privacy and blocks ad-tracking, but its current privacy policy is a placeholder saying the exact opposite   —  Verizon's ‘Safe Wi-Fi’ says it “protects your privacy and blocks ad-tracking,” but its current privacy policy is a placeholder that says the exact opposite.
Aug 6, 2018, 3:02 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Court docs: CA police have arrested a college student who allegedly was a member of OGUSERS and stole $5M+ worth of cryptocurrency by SIM swapping ~40 people   —  California authorities say a 20-year-old college student *hijacked* more than 40 phone numbers and stole $5 million …
Jul 30, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Jon Christian / Motherboard:
As Google translates nonsensical messages into garbled religious prophecies, researchers blame AI algorithm trained on religious texts as some users see demons   —  Google Translate is moonlighting as a deranged oracle—and experts say it's likely because of the spooky nature of neural networks.
Jul 21, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Leaked documents: Facebook moderators can ban Pages if admins get 5 “strikes” or if 30%+ of other people's posts violate its community standards within 90 days   —  During testimony to lawmakers, Facebook did not provide specifics on the threshold Pages or Groups have to cross before being deleted.
Jul 18, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Inside OGUSERS, a forum to trade social media and gaming handles, often stolen via “SIM hijacking” where phone numbers are stolen via carrier's customer service   —  Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames.
Jul 17, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Election Systems and Software contradicts earlier statements, admits to Sen. Wyden some voting systems sold to states from 2000-2006 had remote access feature   —  Remote-access software and modems on election equipment ‘is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.’
Jul 17, 2018, 11:57 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researcher: call metadata and texts stolen from SpyHuman, an Indian firm selling spyware for Android devices, amid wave of vigilante hacking of spyware vendors   —  A hacker has stolen text messages and call metadata from SpyHuman, a firm selling malware to the everyday consumer.
Jul 10, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Israeli indictment says an employee allegedly stole source code of NSO Group's powerful smartphone hacking tools before attempting to sell it for $50M   —  NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates.  But according to a newly released indictment …
Jul 5, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Jon Christian / Motherboard:
Some 3rd-party repair shops say they are seeing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices with audio chip problems that can lead to the phone getting stuck on the boot screen   —  People who repair Apple products say that a grayed-out speaker icon is a symptom of “loop disease,” which can affect aging iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices.
Jun 9, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context

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