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…

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