Image of Facebook 'Portal' gadget will put microphones and cameras in homes | Metro News
Facebook 'Portal' gadget will put microphones and cameras in homes | Metro News
In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens.Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes.The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368)... [Read More]
Image of Watch: Flaw Allows Hackers to Spy with Robot Vacuum » Alex Jones' Infowars
Watch: Flaw Allows Hackers to Spy with Robot Vacuum » Alex Jones' Infowars
A flaw discovered by security researchers would have allowed hackers to take control of numerous LG smart devices including a camera-equipped robot vacuum.According to security firm Check Point, who reported the flaw to LG last July, the attack was enabled by a vulnerability in the authentication process between the SmartThinQ mobile app and LG’s servers.Dubbed HomeHack, the security bug also affe... [Read More]
Image of Paul Manafort: Justice Department Should 'Immediately' Investigate Wiretapping by Obama Administration
Paul Manafort: Justice Department Should 'Immediately' Investigate Wiretapping by Obama Administration
Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for President Trump, on Tuesday called for the Justice Department to immediately conduct an investigation into wiretapping by the Obama administration of the Trump campaign.“The U.S. Department of Justice’s Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administration’s effort t... [Read More]
Image of Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are 'surveillance states' and risk more regulation
Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are 'surveillance states' and risk more regulation
Even though he was once an executive at Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, favors investing in Amazon instead, he told CNBC's "Fast Money: Halftime Report" on Thursday.President Donald Trump has been a critic of Amazon, tweeting his disdain for coverage from The Washington Post, which is a personal holding of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. But Palihapitiya said he t... [Read More]
Image of The history of warrantless surveillance and how to reform it.
The history of warrantless surveillance and how to reform it.
On June 2, 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the USA FREEDOM Act to reform certain U.S. surveillance authorities. At the time we praised the bill as an important step toward badly needed, comprehensive reform of U.S. surveillance law — the first in decades. We also indicated that the reform process was only just beginning.Today we are renewing our call to reform the law to ensure that human rights fo... [Read More]
Image of With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls | ZDNet
With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls | ZDNet
NEW YORK, NY -- US authorities intercepted and recorded millions of phone calls last year under a single wiretap order, authorized as part of a narcotics investigation.The wiretap order authorized an unknown government agency to carry out real-time intercepts of 3.29 million cell phone conversations over a two-month period at some point during 2016, after the order was applied for in late 2015.The... [Read More]
Image of Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S.... [Read More]
Image of Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity
Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity
The components of the global cyberattack that seized hundreds of thousands of computer systems last week may be more complex than originally believed, a Trump administration official said Sunday, and experts warned that the effects of the malicious software could linger for some time.As a new workweek started Monday in Asia, there were concerns the malicious software could spread further and in di... [Read More]
Image of Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks – MSRC
Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks – MSRC
Microsoft solution available to protect additional productsToday many of our customers around the world and the critical systems they depend on were victims of malicious “WannaCrypt” software. Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyberattacks, such as the ones reported today, was painful. Microsoft worked throughout the day to ensure we understood the attack and were taking all possible a... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-US lawmakers repeal internet privacy rules
PressTV-US lawmakers repeal internet privacy rules
US lawmakers have voted to roll back rules that could prevent internet service provider (ISP) companies from selling users' data to third parties without their consent.The lawmakers at the US House of Representatives voted 215-205 on Tuesday to overturn the Federal Communications Commission (FFC) rule and sent the legislation to President Donald Trump for signing, following a heated debate over di... [Read More]
Image of The Short List of Who Protects Companies Against DDoS Attacks | DDoS Attacks
The Short List of Who Protects Companies Against DDoS Attacks | DDoS Attacks
Here’s a question: when was the last time you got something truly useful for free? Like that time it turned out your phone company was giving you mobile data even though it wasn’t included in the plan you selected, or that time you turned up at the car dealership for a major repair, and they informed you the cost was covered because you’re just such a great customer.Oh right: it was never.So why i... [Read More]
Image of Criminal benefits: profit margin of a DDoS attack can reach 95% | DDoS Attacks
Criminal benefits: profit margin of a DDoS attack can reach 95% | DDoS Attacks
Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered the full extent of the profit margins benefiting criminals from DDoS services that are available on the black market.Kaspersky Lab’s experts have studied the DDoS services available on the black market and determined just how far this illegal business has advanced, as well as the extent of its popularity and profitability.The worrying news is that arrang... [Read More]
Image of Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances
Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances
Gift cards have once again caused quite a headache for retailers, as cyber criminals are using a botnet to break into and steal cash from money-loaded gift cards provided by major retailers around the globe.Dubbed GiftGhostBot, the new botnet specialized in gift card fraud is an advanced persistent bot (APB) that has been spotted in the wild by cyber security firm Distil Networks.GiftGhostBot has ... [Read More]
Image of US Senate Just Voted to Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data Without Permission
US Senate Just Voted to Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data Without Permission
The ISPs can now sell certain sensitive data like your browsing history without permission, thanks to the US Senate.The US Senate on Wednesday voted, with 50 Republicans for it and 48 Democrats against, to roll back a set of broadband privacy regulations passed by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) last year when it was under Democratic leadership.In October, the Federal Communications Com... [Read More]
Image of US Senate votes to allow sale of people's browsing history without consent | The Independent
US Senate votes to allow sale of people's browsing history without consent | The Independent
The US Senate has voted to overturn internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last October. The rules were put in place to protect web users, banning internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing consumers’ web browsing data, including history and financial, health, communications and location information, without their prior approval.ISPs have a lot to gain fro... [Read More]
Image of Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections | Electronic Frontier Foundation
5. Selling your data to marketersWhich ISPs did it before? We don’t know—but they’re doing it as you read this!It’s no secret that many ISPs think they’re sitting on a gold mine of user data that they want to sell to marketers. What some people don’t realize is that some are already doing it. (Unfortunately they’re getting away with this for now because the FCC’s rules haven’t gone into effect yet... [Read More]
Image of Secdo Automates End-to-End Incident Response with Preemptive IR
Secdo Automates End-to-End Incident Response with Preemptive IR
As vast volumes of digital data are created, consumed and shared by companies, customers, employees, patients, financial institutions, governments and so many other bodies, information protection becomes a growing risk for everyone.Who wants to see personal customer purchasing data flying into the hands of strangers? What company can tolerate the pilfering of its intellectual property by competito... [Read More]
Image of Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' - BBC News
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' - BBC News
TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in  India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired  to scam customers of the British telecoms giant.The scale of the criminal operation has been detailed by the three sources, who  say they were employed by two front-companies set up by a gang of professional  fraudste... [Read More]
Image of DeepStateGate: Trump Ends the Wiretapping Innuendo Game by Dealing Himself In - Breitbart
DeepStateGate: Trump Ends the Wiretapping Innuendo Game by Dealing Himself In - Breitbart
The White House statement on “DeepStateGate” — President Donald Trump’s allegations that former President Barack Obama ordered surveillance on him during his 2016 presidential campaign — has the feel of cards and chips thumping down on the table:The White House is placing a substantial bet on what Congress will uncover. Don’t expect those cards to be dealt swiftly because such investigations take ... [Read More]
Image of Mark Levin to GOP: Investigate Obama's 'Silent Coup' vs. Trump
Mark Levin to GOP: Investigate Obama's 'Silent Coup' vs. Trump
Radio host Mark Levin used his Thursday evening show to outline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.Levin called Obama’s effort “police state” tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presi... [Read More]
Image of Trump's New FCC Chairman Lets ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent
Trump's New FCC Chairman Lets ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent
Bad News for privacy concerned people!It will be once again easier for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell your personal data for marketing or advertisement purposes without taking your permission.Last October, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a set of privacy rules on ISPs that restrict them from sharing your online data with third parties without your consen... [Read More]
Image of KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems
KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems
Russian cyber security and antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has made available the much awaited KasperskyOS, a secure-by-design operating system based on Microkernel architecture which is specially designed for network devices, industrial control systems and the Internet of Things.The operating system is not made for your average home PC; instead, it is meant to protect industrial systems and embedd... [Read More]