As the new Wired Guide to Digital Security points out, finding hidden cameras is really, really hard, so the fact that several Airbnb guests have discovered them suggests that there are a bunch more that have never been spotted.
Which is disturbing in so, so many ways, from the capture of images ofRead More
Rightscorp (previously) is the extortion outfit that terrifies people into paying it money for unproven accusations of copyright violations, enlisting ISPs to cut off subscribers who won’t cough up.
Despite high-profile support from some of the copyright industry’s biggest players, the company has been in a financial death-spiral, under increasing scrutiny over itsRead More
When Context Labs teamed up with UK consumer group Which? to produce an outstanding report on the surveillance, privacy and security risks of kids’ “connected toys,” it undertook the reverse-engineering of Hasbro’s new Furby Connect, a device that works with a mobile app to listen and watch the people around it and interact withRead More
Dreamhost is the hosting provider for disruptj20.org, a website where 1.3 million people discussed plans for protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration; in August, Trump’s DoJ got a warrant demanding all the communications, IP addresses and other details on all 1.3 million people who used the site.
Trump’s DoJ argued that since there was someRead More
Last week, Reuters published an interview with Irobot CEO Colin Angle, in which the Roomba-czar explained his plan to have his cleaning robots produce detailed maps of your house that the company would sell to Amazon and Google, something the company could do today, thanks to an exceptionally broad and one-sided terms of serviceRead More
The Swedish Transportstyrelsen (Transport Agency) botched its outsourcing to IBM, uploading its records to IBM’s cloud and then emailing cleartext copies to marketing managers, unvetted IBM employees in the Czech Republic and others.
The database contains the names, photos and home addresses of all drivers/car owners in Sweden, and exposes the home addressesRead More