Espionage
Daily Crunch: Assange faces Espionage Act charges  TechCrunch · 1 day
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1.... more
Snapchat employees spied on users by misusing internal tools  9to5Google · 1 day
Multiple Snapchat employees spied on users by misusing internal tools, accessing such information as location, phone numbers and their own... more
Snapchat employees spied on users by misusing internal tools  9to5Mac · 1 day
Multiple Snapchat employees spied on users by misusing internal tools, accessing such information as location, phone numbers and their own... more
Huawei Executive Accused of Starting a Spy Mission Against Rival  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
A senior Huawei executive is accused to be behind an alleged spy mission against a Silicon Valley chip startup. more
Snapchat Employees Snooped on Users Using Internal Tool: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Workers across several departments at Snap who have privileged access to users' data spied on them for years, a Motherboard report has claimed. more
Trump’s latest explanation for the Huawei ban is unacceptably bad  THE VERGE · 2 days
Over the past week, the US government has taken extreme and unprecedented steps against Huawei, cutting... more
US charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Wikileaks founder faces 17 new charges, each carrying a maximum 10-year sentence. more
WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom  TechCrunch · 2 days
Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with over a dozen additional charges by U.S.... more
US Blacklisting of Huawei Prompts Global Firms to Follow Suit  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Huawei has vigorously denied the assertions of spying and the Trump administration allegation that the Chinese government exerts undue influence on Huawei. more
AT&T’s 5G E game is even worse than its misleadingly named network  THE VERGE · 5 days
AT&T was recently crowned the fastest network in the US, thanks to Ookla speed test results from Q1 2019 (even if that victory may... more
Rainbow Six Siege Phantom Sight's Nokk and Warden will elevate your game  Windows Central · 6 days
Rainbow Six Siege Operation Phantom Sight's new covert duo, Nøkk and Warden. Ubisoft has lifted the veil on Operation Phantom Sight, the next expansion... more
Watch the first full trailer for HBO’s adaptation of His Dark Materials  THE VERGE · 1 week
HBO’s Game of Thrones is coming to an end this weekend, and once it’s over, the network will have to figure out what its... more
WhatsApp, Security and Spyware: What Happened  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
WhatsApp's revelation of a security flaw allowing hackers to inject spyware on smartphones raised fresh concerns about the security of the mobile ecosystem. more
Daily Crunch: Trump targets Huawei with emergency declaration  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe... more
Facebook isn't listening to your convo, Uber's quiet mode video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Today's major tech stories include debunking a Facebook spying myth, Amazon Fire TV's growing lead over Roku and Uber's debut of a quiet mode... more
WhatsApp Hack: Israeli Spyware Maker Says It Will Prevent Abuse of Its Hacking Tools  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Israel’s NSO Group said it would investigate any "credible allegations of misuse" of its technology which "is solely operated by... more
Trump declares national emergency to protect U.S. networks from foreign espionage  TechCrunch · 1 week
President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to “deal with the threat posed by the unrestricted acquisition or use in the United States of information... more
Huawei 'to go extra mile' to reassure world on 5G spying  Sky News · 1 week
A senior figure at Huawei in the UK has told Sky News it is willing to go the "extra mile" to reassure countries its technology poses... more
Is Facebook spying on you? video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
CNET’s editorial staff tested the conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your conversations to target ads more precisely. Here’s what we found out. more
WhatsApp Hack Latest Breach of Personal Data Security  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The hacking of WhatsApp -- in which spyware was sneaked into phones, compromising personal data -- is one of the most spectacular of a series of such attacks in recent years. more
Huawei Willing to Sign 'No-Spy' Pacts With Governments: Chairman  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Huawei is willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including Britain, the Chinese telco company's chairman said on Tuesday. more
WhatsApp Hack Aided by Spyware Linked to Human Rights Abuses  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Israeli spyware maker NSO Group was in the limelight Tuesday after its software was suspected of being used in hacking the phones of human rights activists through WhatsApp. more
WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone more
You probably weren’t a target of the WhatsApp surveillance hack  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Every once in a while a major bug, vulnerability or security scare will spark panic. In most cases, it’s absolutely unnecessary panic. Take yesterday’s reported vulnerability. Israeli hacking... more
WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected phones through missed calls  CBC · 2 weeks
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications... more
WhatsApp hacked after attackers install spyware on people’s phone  Global News · 2 weeks
Facebook's WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their... more
WhatsApp urges users to act after cyber surveillance attack on app  Sky News · 2 weeks
Cyber attackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp through its voice call function, even if the user did not pick up the call, the company... more
WhatsApp Exploit Allowed Hackers to Snoop on Phones, Users Urged to Update App  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call... more
Update WhatsApp now to avoid spyware installation from a single missed call  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A vulnerability discovered in Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging app is being exploited to inject commercial spyware onto Android and iOS phones by simply calling the... more
WhatsApp urges users to act after confirming cyber surveillance attack  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp by exploiting a major vulnerability in the app, the company has confirmed. more
WhatsApp Exploit Allowed Hackers to Snoop on Phones  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone. more
WhatsApp confirms cyber surveillance attack  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp by exploiting a major vulnerability in the app, the company has confirmed. more
WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone more
WhatsApp vulnerability allowed secretive installation of spyware - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Messaging app feature was used to install malicious code made by an Israeli company, the Financial Times reports. more
WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
WhatsApp just fixed a vulnerability that allowed malicious actors to remotely install spyware on affected phones, and an unknown number reportedly did so with a commercial-grade snooping package usually sold... more
WhatsApp discloses vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware to be installed on iPhones  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
A report from The Financial Times this afternoon details a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed attackers to inject Israeli spyware onto phones. The malicious... more
Apple Wins Lawsuit Over Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Back in January, there was a major FaceTime bug that allowed a person to force a FaceTime connection with another... more
This beluga whale might be a Russian spy video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A Beluga whale found off the coast of Norway was wearing a Russian harness inscribed with the phrase "Equipment of St. Petersburg." The whale's strange behavior... more
NASA telescope spies unusual galaxies from dawn of the universe - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
After staring at the sky for 200 hours, the Spitzer telescope spots 135 surprisingly bright galaxies from the early universe. more
Chinese 'used US hacking tools, Russians leaked them'  Sky News · 3 weeks
Chinese spies were using hacking tools developed by the US a year before they were leaked online by a group linked to Russian intelligence, it has been claimed more
Fli Charge Technology acquired by Birch Lake to accelerate a wireless future  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Fli Charge Technology is today announcing it was acquired by an affiliate of Birch Lake Associates. As part of the purchase, industry veteran Khalid... more
The NYT investigates China’s surveillance-state exports  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Ecuador’s intelligence agency has access to a vast Chinese-made surveillance system which could be used to spy on its country’s citizens, a report from... more
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