Google spent a record sum rewarding researchers for hacking its products

Google spent a record sum rewarding researchers for hacking its products

Google is not messing around when it comes to its bug bounty program. Last year it paid out $6.5 million to researchers that reported vulnerabilities — almost double the $3.4 million paid out in 2018. The largest single award was for $201,337, which was give…

Teaming up with Defending Digital Campaigns on election security

Last week, we shared an overview of how we’re equipping campaigns with security tools like Project Shield and supporting programs like the new Election Security and Information Project. We also just announced a major update of our Advanced Protection Program …

Man “teleports” in security footage

Teleporter, motion-detection compression algorithm, editing shenanigan? You decide! In this video, posted to gfycat, a man suddenly pops into view from behind the short square sign near the top of the image, just left of the white truck. Read the rest

Report: Suckplane Still Sucks, Can’t Even Shoot Straight

The F-35, the next-generation fighter plane that the U.S. government is planning on dropping $1.5 trillion on at the same time it’s planning on slashing health care and kicking the disabled off Social Security, still sucks shit and can’t even shoot straight, …

Avast CEO Says Company Will Shutter Data-Sucking Subsidiary, Apologizes for the Data-Sucking

The “global leader” in cybersecurity—Avast—announced today it would be shutting down its analytics arm Jumpshot that was recently found harvesting the data of the hundreds of millions installing Avast’s free browser extension. Apparently, the optics of a comp…

U.S. Indicts 4 Chinese Military Members Over 2017 Equifax Hack

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that four members of the Chinese military have been indicted for the 2017 hack of Equifax that compromised the data of at least 145 million people. The theft of social security numbers, addresses, and driver’s lice…

Joe Biden Says No Scientists Back Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan. He’s Wrong

The Iowa caucuses are just over a week away, and Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are neck and neck in the polls. In the past few days, the two have sparred over corruption and Social Security and gun control, and earlier this week, both campaigns released videos…

Feds Find Fourth Amendment Workaround, Buy Phone Locations From Marketing Firms

Sidestepping the need to obtain a search warrant, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reportedly been accessing phone location data belonging to millions of Americans by buying it straight from private marketing firms. The data is drawn from seeming…

MoneyLab #3: Brett Scott. Big Pocket is Watching You!

https://vimeo.com/196549035!.?.!The explosion of brand-new forms of alternate money as well as the relentless rejection to do away with physical cash suggests expanding public worry over the means in which digital cash makes it possible for big range data monitoring. In a world without money, every settlement becomes traceable, permitting for unmatched amounts of citizen costs information to be accumulated. As increasingly more shops and retailers in big cities turn down cash money in favor of cybercash, important issues concerning personal privacy, information as well as monitoring end up being main to the future of money. These concerns resemble larger disputes around information and also surveillance– the Apple vs. FBI backdoor situation has highlighted the installing stress between business as well as governmental data monitoring. The implementation of crypto currencies by several of the worlds leading banks is a troubling innovation that refits the anonymity of bitcoin into the largest customer database. What alternatives to digital cash can prevent person monitoring and also inspire extreme visions of the future of money? What does the business fostering of bitcoin indicate for citizen personal privacy? How will consumer data be managed in the future of electronic cash?