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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Leaked documents show around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data for at least five years   —  In January, Motherboard revealed that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint were selling their customers' real-time location data …
Feb 6, 2019, 5:55 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Inside the illicit world of “iCloud unlocking”, where cybercriminals trick iPhone owners or Apple staff into removing iCloud accounts to resell iPhones   —  In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to “unlock iCloud” from iPhones.
Feb 6, 2019, 11:25 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
UK's Metro Bank confirms it has faced an SS7 attack intercepting 2FA codes; a telecom lobbying group previously told Congress such an attack is “theoretical”   —  Motherboard has identified a specific UK bank that has fallen victim to so-called SS7 attacks, and sources say the issue is wider than previously reported.
Jan 31, 2019, 2:52 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Internal docs and sources describe how Facebook educates moderators about political issues and potential “PR fires” that are particular to different elections   —  Internal Facebook documents obtained by Motherboard show specific steps and strategies taken by the company …
Jan 28, 2019, 10:31 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Some hacked Instagram influencers who find its account recovery process cumbersome are turning to third-party experts and white hat hackers to regain access   —  Leaked internal documents and stories from influencers show that Instagram has an influencer-hacking problem.
Jan 17, 2019, 9:30 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Following AT&T and T-Mobile, Sprint says it will stop selling customers' real-time location data to third-parties but didn't provide a timeframe   —  After AT&T and T-Mobile said they would stop selling their customers' phone location data to third parties, Sprint followed suit.
Jan 16, 2019, 11:35 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Investigation shows how easy and affordable it is to obtain cellphone customers' real-time location data, as T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T peddle it to middlemen   —  T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers' location data, and that data is ending up in the hands …
Jan 8, 2019, 12:56 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Lip-syncing app TikTok, which is popular with children and teens, struggles to remove blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism   —  TikTok, which is mega popular with children and teens, has a problem with blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism.  —  Users on mega popular children's …
Dec 18, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Consultants advise law enforcement officers not to look at iPhone screens because it may trigger Face ID too many times and iPhones may revert to passcodes   —  After five failed attempts with the ‘wrong’ face, Apple's Face ID system will fall back to asking a passcode; a tricky situation for investigators.
Oct 13, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Motherboard:
Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile deny being the “US telecom” mentioned in today's Bloomberg story alleging compromised Supermicro hardware   —  No one is really sure who to believe after Businessweek's bombshell story on an alleged Chinese supply chain attack against Apple, Amazon, and others.
Oct 9, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context

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