Tag Archives: spying

Researchers find another smart toy that’s easy to hack

A team of security researchers that has warned of the dangers of smart toys has found another that can be used to spy on your children. Pen Test Partners examined the Teksta Toucan, finding that it's easy to hack the device's microphone and speaker....

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GO Keyboard reportedly violates Google Play privacy policies

Privacy has unfortunately become almost a commodity these days. It is something that users mostly take for granted, especially in exchange for convenience, and something companies use to barter with each other. Despite that somewhat lax attitude, however, there are times when too much is really too much

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Chinese spyware on BLU smartphones claimed to be a “mistake”

BLU Products is a US-based smartphone maker known for selling low to mid range unlocked smartphones at dirt cheap prices.

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FBI using Twitter’s raw ‘firehose’ data to monitor users

The FBI is using a Twitter tool called Dataminr to track criminals and terrorist groups, according to documents spotted by The Verge.

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The FBI recommends you cover your laptop’s webcam, for good reason

FBI director James Comey recently recommended that we all cover our webcams with tape for security reasons.

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Lawsuit: Warriors App Secretly Allowed For Creepy, NSA-Style Tracking Of Users

The Golden State Warriors are the team of the megalomaniacs and bloodsuckers of Silicon Valley, and they are run by a trophy-fucker who thinks he invented smallball .

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British Defense Giant Offers Tactical Spy Trash Cans to American Cops

While most of us eventually stop playing spies, American police departments have found it increasingly tough to grow up, using military-developed surveillance equipment for crimes as minor as 911 hangups in recent years. Sensing an opportunity, defense contractors apparently stepped in to fulfill the demand, as demonstrated by a newly leaked 2014 product catalog from British defense firm Cobham. Read more..

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US surveillance court didn’t reject a single spy order last year

For years, critics have claimed that the US' Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a pushover: it's allegedly so reluctant to reject spying orders that it's little more than a speed bump for the FBI and NSA. True or not, that reputation isn't a...

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Congress asks the NSA how often it spies on Americans

Thanks in part to leaks, it's no secret that the National Security Agency's foreign intelligence gathering also covers some Americans. But just how many Americans are under watch, and how many are simply innocents caught in the crossfire?

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Military Drones Have Been Used for Non-Military Surveillance Above the US

The Pentagon has admitted that the US military has used its drones for domestic surveillance missions. But, it also points out, the occurrences have been rare and always within the letter of the law. Read more..

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