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Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
How Russian hackers could have used Kaspersky's “silent signatures” method for detecting and analyzing malware to steal NSA docs without Kaspersky's knowledge   —  Kaspersky Lab has come under intense scrutiny after its antivirus software was linked to the breach …
Oct 22, 2017, 1:35 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Amid unanswered questions on reach, content of Russian ads, Zuckerberg should testify before Congress on how Facebook can be used to influence political process   —  Last week, after what must have been a series of extremely grim meetings in Menlo Park, Facebook admitted publicly that part …
Sep 11, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Leaked top-secret NSA doc: Russian military intelligence sent spear-phishing emails to 100+ local election officials days before the US presidential election   —  Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails …
Jun 5, 2017, 4:57 PMIn context
Avi Asher-Schapiro / The Intercept:
As Uber investigates harassment claims by employees, some female drivers say that Uber's processes for dealing with sexual harassment by riders are inadequate   —  In 2012, shortly after Uber started operating in Los Angeles, Rachel Galindo bought a new car and signed up as a driver.
May 7, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
RAND study: 200 privately discovered zero-day flaws lasted an average of 6.9 years before public disclosure   —  A new report from Rand Corp. may help shed light on the government's arsenal of malicious software, including the size of its stockpile of so-called “zero days” …
Mar 13, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked documents show how Palantir's tools for analyzing big data, made with help from staffers of intelligence agencies, became integral to NSA, GCHQ, others   —  Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised.  How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand …
Feb 22, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Lavabit email service, which shut down in 2013 to avoid court order connected to Snowden investigation, relaunches with features to thwart surveillance   —  In 2013, Ladar Levison, founder of the encrypted email service Lavabit, took the defiant step of shutting down the company's service rather …
Jan 20, 2017, 10:17 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Snowden doc from 2012 reveals NSA, GCHQ intercepted data from GSM mobile phones on flights, in regions covered by UK telco Inmarsat: Africa, Middle East, Europe   —  In the trove of documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a treasure.
Dec 7, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Internet Archive and EFF fend off FBI national security letter that demanded records of an Internet Archive user and came with an everlasting gag order   —  A decade ago, the FBI sent Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, a now-infamous type of subpoena known as a National Security Letter …
Dec 2, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Report: iPhones send call history with phone numbers, dates, times, and duration to Apple's servers if iCloud is enabled; log is retained for up to four months   —  Apple emerged as a guardian of user privacy this year after fighting FBI demands to help crack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone.
Nov 17, 2016, 7:35 AMIn context

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