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Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Trustwave releases Social Mapper, an open source tool using facial recognition to find people's social profiles at scale, says it will help ethical hackers   —  Security researchers released a tool this week that lets you collect social media profiles of a massive amount of people using face recognition.
Aug 9, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How Facebook's People You May Know feature became one of its most important tools for connecting people while creating problems for users unable to opt out   —  In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know.
Aug 9, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Gizmodo:
Knight First Amendment Institute, Gizmodo, and others ask Facebook to amend its ToS, which prohibits the use of journalistic tools like web scrapers   —  Last year, we launched an investigation into how Facebook's People You May Know tool makes its creepily accurate recommendations.
Aug 8, 2018, 4:45 AMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Report from FCC's inspector general refutes controversial claims by senior FCC officials that a cyberattack hobbled its comment system in May 2017   —  An investigation carried out by Federal Communication Commission's own inspector general officially refutes controversial claims that a cyberattack …
Aug 7, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How a fake story on a “grudge-settling” site ruined a realtor's reputation and finances over a comment about a news story on Facebook that offended a stranger   —  Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years.  Other than a strong Polish accent …
Jul 27, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
IBM study: the average cost of a data breach globally is $3.86M in 2018, up 6.4% YoY; “mega breaches” with 1M-50M records lost can cost companies $40M-$350M   —  IBM Security on Wednesday released its latest report examining the costs and impact associated with data breaches.
Jul 13, 2018, 6:00 AMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
FCC voted to approve controversial changes on how it handles consumer complaints, which some say will further weaken an already weak process   —  The FCC knows that Americans hate telecoms, and it's doing everything it can to give us reason to hate them more.
Jul 12, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Wikipedia Italy Blocks All Articles in Protest of EU's Ruinous Copyright Proposals   —  Last month, members of European Parliament voted to move forward with a sweeping overhaul of the European Union's copyright laws that critics say will impede the spread of news, kill memes, bolster tech giants, and stifle innovation.
Jul 3, 2018, 6:45 PMIn context
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Samsung says it is looking into reports that Messages, its default texting app, has been randomly sending photos to contacts without warning   —  Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone's texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem.
Jul 3, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
California has until Thursday to pass a privacy bill; if not, a stronger version will likely show up on state ballot in November, leading lawmakers to scramble   —  Recent headlines have suggested that California lawmakers are considering a bill that would give Californians “unprecedented control over their data.”
Jun 26, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context

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