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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Leaked court documents show that Italian authorities have given up catching Phineas Fisher, the person who hacked the government spyware maker Hacking Team   —  Leaked court documents show that Italian authorities have no idea who hacked the government spyware maker Hacking Team.
Nov 13, 2018, 8:25 AMIn context
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Researchers warn so-called “perceptual” ad blockers, which aim to visually recognize ads on a page to block them, are ineffective and create new attack vectors   —  Perceptual ad blockers will come out on the losing side in the war against internet advertisers and expose users …
Nov 11, 2018, 9:40 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
As part of its deal with Apple, Amazon will only allow authorized resellers on its site, kicking independent Apple device refurbishers off its platform   —  Amazon told independent refurbishers that it will now only allow “authorized resellers” to sell Apple products on Amazon Marketplace.
Nov 9, 2018, 3:17 PMIn context
Rose Eveleth / Motherboard:
NY's Lockport City school district has begun implementing a controversial surveillance system with facial recognition software and a tool to identify guns   —  Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students' faces …
Oct 29, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Motherboard:
New DMCA exemptions will make it easier for archivists and museums to preserve video games, provided they acquire original game and server codes legally   —  In a series of rulings, the Library of Congress has carved out a number of exemptions that will help the movement to archive and preserve video games.
Oct 27, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
A look at the tough anti-piracy approach taken by powerful companies in Canada, who are suing TVAddons, a site hosting unofficial apps for the Kodi media player   —  Adam Lackman ran TVAddons, a site hosting unofficial addons for Kodi media player.  A legal team representing powerful telecom …
Oct 26, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
US Copyright Office files final rule on right to repair that allows consumers to legally break DRM for repairing or maintaining devices beginning Oct. 28   —  The new exemptions are a major win for the right to repair movement and give consumers wide latitude to legally repair the devices they own.
Oct 25, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researchers: Germany-based spyware firm Wolf Intelligence left 20GB of data on an unprotected server and a public Google Drive folder, including customer info   —  The Germany-based spyware startup Wolf Intelligence exposed its own data, including surveillance target's information …
Oct 24, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
FireEye says it has linked Triton malware that inadvertently shut down a Saudi petrochemical plant in 2017 to a Russian government-owned research institute   —  Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Oct 23, 2018, 7:10 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

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