Apple Releases Patch for iOS Security Flaw That Enabled iPhone Jailbreak

Apple Releases Patch for iOS Security Flaw That Enabled iPhone Jailbreak

Roughly a week after it was reported that Apple’s iOS 12.4 update unpatched a vulnerability that allowed for jailbreaking (and was previously fixed in an earlier update), the company has released a patch to again fix the bug after the issue was flagged by sec…

Alex Stamos, Ex-Facebook Security Chief, Blames Journalists for Cambridge Analytica Fallout

A Facebook initiative announced last year designed to generate “independent, credible research about the role of social media in elections” is faltering, BuzzFeed reported this week, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the program and its participants. …

Ring Discloses Over 400 Partnerships With Police in Most Complete Map Yet

Amazon’s home security company Ring is opening up about just how many police departments it’s partnered with across the country. Today the company published a map showing hundreds of departments with which it’s inked deals. Read more…

Ring Gave Police Stats About Users Who Said No to Law Enforcement Requests

Amazon’s home security company Ring tracked how its users responded to law enforcement requests for surveillance footage captured by Ring devices, and it provided overviews of that data to police departments upon request. Read more…

Facebook’s Libra Association opens Bug Bounty program to everyone

Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet isn’t scheduled to launch until 2020. But, as you might expect, the organization that was created to protect the Libra cryptocurrency powering Calibra is already working to ensure it keeps people’s data safe. We’re talking ab…

Exposed Server Contained Phone Numbers of Hundreds of Millions of Facebook Users

Facebook is staring down yet another security blunder, this time with an incident involving an exposed server containing hundreds of millions of phone numbers that were previously associated with accounts on its platform. Read more…

Video shows transgender women being dragged from bar

A video shared on social media shows security forcibly removing a group of transgender women and a gay man from a bar in Los Angeles.

Hackers to stress-test Facebook Portal at hacking contest

Hackers will soon be able to stress-test the Facebook Portal at the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, following the introduction of the social media giant’s debut hardware device last year. Pwn2Own is one of the largest hacking contests in the world, where secu…

Police: Murder Suspect Bragged About Killing on Facebook

Police: Murder Suspect Bragged About Killing on Facebook

A St. Louis man has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly bragging on Facebook that he boosted the city’s homicide count.

The Week in Tech: YouTube Fined $170 Million Over Child Privacy Violations

A settlement is about 1.7 percent of the parent company Alphabet’s profit in its most recent quarter.

Ring's Partnerships with Police Has Senator Demanding Answers

Ring’s Partnerships with Police Has Senator Demanding Answers

Ring’s controversial relationship with police departments nationwide has landed the Amazon-owned home security company in the crosshairs of congressional concern. Read more…

Judge Rules Terrorism Watchlist Violates Constitutional Rights

A ruling on Wednesday called into question the constitutionality of a major tool the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security use for screening potential terrorism suspects.

Earn Thousands of Dollars for Finding Bugs in Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

While we’re still waiting on a specific release date for Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency, Libra, the company is aiming for an early 2020 release. That gives you plenty of time to find bugs in the currency’s infrastructure—a project that could reward you ha…

Why phones that secretly listen to us are a myth

A mobile security firm carries out a research investigation to test the popular conspiracy theory.

Security Researchers Find Several Bugs In Nest Security Cameras

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Hackers could have logged into your Nest Cam IQ Indoor and watch whatever was happening in your home by taking advantage of a vulnerability found by security researchers. The hackers could have also preven…

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook’s New Dating Service

Gone are the days of poking people on Facebook that you wanted to poke in real life. Facebook officially debuted its new dating service in the U.S. yesterday, and that very sentence should cause privacy advocates a bit of alarm—especially since it was only a …

I’m Mark Zuckerman, President of the Century Foundation, and This Is How I Work

The Century Foundation turns one century old this year. The progressive think tank has shaped U.S. history, assisting in the birth of the SEC and advising on Social Security, urbanization, fair elections, strengthening workers’ rights, the fight against terro…

Ken Cuccinelli Emerges as Public Face, and Irritant, of Homeland Security

As he rose to power in Virginia, Mr. Cuccinelli banked on hard-line immigration positions long before Donald J. Trump did. Now he’s ruffling feathers in Washington.

Texas Popeye's Ran Out of Chicken Sandwiches, Man Pulls Gun

Texas Popeye’s Ran Out of Chicken Sandwiches, Man Pulls Gun

Police say a man pulled a gun at a Popeyes restaurant in Houston after being told they were out of chicken sandwiches.

Police Release Video of 2nd Man in Atlanta College Shooting

Atlanta police have released surveillance video of a second suspect in a shooting at a block party outside a college library that wounded four students.

Britain Calls for Credible Investigation Into Hong Kong Protests

Britain Calls for Credible Investigation Into Hong Kong Protests

British foreign minister Dominic Raab called on Tuesday for a credible independent investigation into the behavior of the police during the recent protests in its former colony Hong Kong.

German Firm Investigated After Report of Sending Spyware to Turkey

German prosecutors said on Thursday they are investigating a Bavarian company named in a media investigation as supplying software to Turkey for spying on the opposition via phones.

Paris Prosecutor Steps Up Effort to Investigate Clergy Abuse

The chief Paris prosecutor and the French capital’s archbishop have struck an agreement allowing faster investigations into alleged sexual abuse by clergy.

Senate demands answers from Amazon over Ring surveillance

Senate demands answers from Amazon over Ring surveillance

Ring’s controversial ” Neighbors ” surveillance network and cozy relationship with police departments has drawn the eye US lawmakers. In a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, Senator Edward Markey expressed concern that the system “could easily create a surveillance ne…

Behind the Rise of China’s Facial-Recognition Giants

Megvii, one of four highly valued Chinese facial-recognition startups, has filed for an IPO. Most of its revenue comes from surveillance and security systems.

Pastors are getting in on Ring’s ever-growing surveillance state

God is always watching — and soon, thanks to Amazon, a bunch of church pastors may join in on the fun. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Seattle tech giant has partnered with a host of religious leaders to equip Baltimore residents with Ring surveillance ca…

Thieves Steal More Than $300,000 in Apple Products After Smashing Glass Wall With Sledgehammer

Early Tuesday morning, six people broke into two Apple stores in Australia by smashing the glass enclosure with a sledgehammer, according to surveillance footage. Read more…

Ring Gave Police Stats About Users Who Said No to Law Enforcement Requests

Amazon’s home security company Ring tracked how its users responded to law enforcement requests for surveillance footage captured by Ring devices, and it provided overviews of that data to police departments upon request. Read more…

Bear bandit steals dog food delivery

A hungry bear was filmed on a home surveillance camera stealing a dog food delivery from a Pennsylvania family’s front porch.

How to check if police are watching your neighborhood with Ring

A privately owned and operated surveillance network has sprung up around the country, and police are getting in on the action. Amazon’s Ring has partnered with law enforcement agencies to distribute, subsidize, and manage its Neighbors Portal program. The ser…

Hikvision, a surveillance powerhouse, walks U.S.-China tightrope

For China’s Hikvision, the world’s largest purveyor of video surveillance systems and a vendor to Xinjiang police agencies, a moment of reckoning may be at hand.

American Held in Philippines for Trying to Smuggle Baby Out of Airport

American Held in Philippines for Trying to Smuggle Baby Out of Airport

An American woman is facing human trafficking and kidnapping charges in the Philippines, authorities said, after she was caught trying to smuggle a newborn baby out of Manila’s main airport on a flight bound for the United States.

Searchers Hunt Missing Spanish Olympian in Mountain Area

Hundreds of searchers, helped by helicopters and drones, combed a mountainous area outside Madrid Tuesday, 10 days after the last known sighting of former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa.