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Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Kaspersky: ASUS pushed a malicious backdoor to ~500K Windows machines for at least five months last year, after its live software update tool was compromised   —  The Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS is believed to have pushed the malware to hundreds of thousands of customers through …
Mar 25, 2019, 10:07 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
A consumer spyware vendor has left a server with 95K+ images and 25K+ audio recordings exposed, and has not fixed the leak yet, despite being warned weeks ago   —  A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings …
Mar 22, 2019, 2:50 PMIn context
Caroline Haskins / Motherboard:
Interviews detail the ongoing battle on YouTube between children-focused channels making animated videos and those featuring humans   —  Animated videos dominate the kids YouTube space.  Humans are fighting against YouTube's algorithm to try and compete.  —  Last month, news feeds were saturated with distressing headlines about Momo.
Mar 20, 2019, 4:10 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees detail the process and the difficulty of moderating Facebook Live   —  On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in terror attacks in New Zealand.  Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees show …
Mar 15, 2019, 11:15 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Researchers find a severe flaw in the new Swiss online voting system, slated to roll out this year, which they say would allow someone to alter votes undetected   —  Researchers have found a severe issue in the new Swiss internet voting system that they say would let someone alter votes undetected.
Mar 12, 2019, 11:26 AMIn context
Ankita Rao / Motherboard:
A profile of Via, a New York ride-hailing company that pays drivers more than Uber and Lyft, aims to be eco-friendly, and tries to “strengthen public transit”   —  Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion.
Mar 8, 2019, 8:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Sources: a common practice among bounty hunters and stalkers is to impersonate cops and claim there's a crisis to get real-time cell location data from telcos   —  In several cases, a stalker impersonated a US Marshal and reported a fake kidnapping in order to get telecom companies to give them real-time cell phone location data.
Mar 7, 2019, 6:05 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Sources describe the gray market for prototype iPhones, oftentimes with security features disabled, that iOS hackers have used to probe internals and find bugs   —  Very few people have heard of them, but “dev-fused” iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
Mar 6, 2019, 3:05 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
Coinbase's acquisition of Neutrino, co-founded by the key people behind the controversial hacking tools vendor Hacking Team, sparks a #DeleteCoinbase campaign   —  Users trying to #DeleteCoinbase are having trouble after the exchange acquired a startup staffed by former Hacking Team members.
Mar 1, 2019, 2:30 PMIn context
Nathan Munn / Motherboard:
Investigation: at least two Canadian provinces keep databases of sensitive info obtained from at-risk people, often without consent, sparking privacy concerns   —  The database includes detailed, but “de-identified,” information about people's lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more.
Feb 28, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context

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