Sunday, May 27, 2018
New whistleblower says Facebook turned a blind eye to covert data harvesting

New whistleblower says Facebook turned a blind eye to covert data...

Sandy Parakilas, formerly responsible for policing data breaches, said ignorance was bliss and assumed to protect Facebook from liability.
Firefox add-on limits Facebook’s tracking of you

Firefox add-on limits Facebook’s tracking of you

Firefox's Facebook Container extension keeps your Facebook data, well, contained.
Police try (and fail) to unlock phone with a dead man’s finger

Police try (and fail) to unlock phone with a dead man’s...

The practice doesn't require a warrant but it left relatives feeling "disrespected and violated."
Biggest pirate in the US sentenced to 5 years

Biggest pirate in the US sentenced to 5 years

Sharebeast, Newjams and Albumjams were sites to pirate prerelease songs from the likes of Justin Bieber, Pitbull and Beyonce.
Death SWAT suspect tweets threats from jail using buggy inmate kiosk

Death SWAT suspect tweets threats from jail using buggy inmate kiosk

He apparently got online when a jail kiosk software upgrade glitched. Alternatively, as his account explained it, because "I'm an eGod."
“Most people on Facebook” have had data scraped by malicious actors

“Most people on Facebook” have had data scraped by malicious actors

Facebook has disabled the account recovery feature that allowed the scraping of any public profile data
Hacker mines up to $1 million in Verge after exploiting major bug

Hacker mines up to $1 million in Verge after exploiting major...

According to a forum post, a malicious miner appeared to have found a way to subject Verge to a widely-hypothesised blockchain takeover called a “51% attack”.
Kingpin who made 100 million robocalls loses his voice

Kingpin who made 100 million robocalls loses his voice

The man behind a cacophony of robocalls had little to say for himself on Capitol Hill
Budget Android manufacturer Blu settles with FTC over privacy fiasco

Budget Android manufacturer Blu settles with FTC over privacy fiasco

These are the phones that were calling home to Shanghai every 72 hours, with no opt-in or notice, to hand over a whole lot of PII.
ZipperDown catches 170,000 iOS apps with their pants down

ZipperDown catches 170,000 iOS apps with their pants down

It's got a name, a logo and some very big numbers, but does it deserve its star billing?

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