Tag Archives: spying

NSA deletes hundreds of millions of call records over privacy violations

The NSA unfortunately has a long history of violating privacy rules, although this time the agency might not be entirely to blame. The NSA is deleting hundreds of millions of call and text message data records (collected since 2015) after learning o...

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook doesn’t use your mic for ad targeting

During today's joint hearing before the Senate Judiciary & Commerce Committees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced one question that addresses a privacy concern you've probably heard about: whether or not Facebook listens in on your conversations via micr...

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Cuba’s ‘sonic attacks’ may have been a side-effect of spying

Remember those 'sonic attacks' against the American and Canadian embassies last summer, making staff queasy and raising all kinds of questions as to what happened? There might have an answer.

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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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