Surveillance

October 6, 2019
Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic
October 6, 2019

Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic

The perpetrators may have Russian government support.

By J. Fingas,   October 6, 2019
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October 5, 2019
Recommended Reading: The ICE surveillance playbook
October 5, 2019

Recommended Reading: The ICE surveillance playbook

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By B. Steele,   October 5, 2019
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September 28, 2019
Treaty would force Facebook to share encrypted chats with UK police
September 28, 2019

Treaty would force Facebook to share encrypted chats with UK police

Whether or not authorities get what they want is another matter.

By J. Fingas,   September 28, 2019
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September 17, 2019
Billions of license plate scans are part of a private surveillance database
September 17, 2019

Billions of license plate scans are part of a private surveillance database

Repo drivers and others can pay a small fee to track cars.

By J. Fingas,   September 17, 2019
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September 16, 2019
Russia reportedly breached encrypted FBI comms in 2010
September 16, 2019

Russia reportedly breached encrypted FBI comms in 2010

The Obama administration seized two US compounds in response.

By J. Fingas,   September 16, 2019
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September 14, 2019
SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years
September 14, 2019

SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

Simjacker theoretically affects most phones.

By J. Fingas,   September 14, 2019
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August 28, 2019
Amazon's Ring reveals where it's partnering with law enforcement
August 28, 2019

Amazon's Ring reveals where it's partnering with law enforcement

The 405 cities are listed on Ring's ‘Active Law Enforcement Map.’

By C. Fisher,   August 28, 2019
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August 7, 2019
Senators want answers from Google over Huawei's cancelled smart speaker (updated)
August 7, 2019

Senators want answers from Google over Huawei's cancelled smart speaker (updated)

They're worried it could have been a spying device.

By J. Fingas,   August 7, 2019
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August 6, 2019
Amazon is reportedly teaching police how to get Ring footage without a warrant (updated)
August 6, 2019

Amazon is reportedly teaching police how to get Ring footage without a warrant (updated)

Amazon's home security division Ring is not only working with law enforcement and trying to coll...

By G. Torbet,   August 6, 2019
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