Espionage
Google Finds Cheap Way Out of Multibillion-Dollar 'Wi-Spy' Suit  Gadgets 360 · 12 hours
Google is poised to pay a modest $13 million to end a 2010 privacy lawsuit that was once called the biggest US wiretap case ever and threatened the Internet giant... more
KGB tech: These gadgets powered the notorious spy agency video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Hundreds of espionage tools, including ashtray eavesdropping devices and the "widow's kiss" lipstick gun, are on display at New York's KGB Museum. more
Live and let spy: Inside the KGB Espionage Museum - CNET  CNET · 3 days
From an umbrella that shoots ricin poison to the "widows kiss" lipstick gun, the KGB developed some of the most innovative — and lethal — gadgets... more
Chrome, Firefox Extensions With Up to 4 Million Installs Found Leaking Sensitive Personal Data  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Some browser extensions have a side hustle in spying. From a privileged perch in your browser, they pass information about... more
Google removes seven major stalkerware apps from the Play Store  9to5Google · 4 days
Google has removed seven apps from the Google Play Store after research from antivirus maker Avast... more
Google Removes Stalker Apps From Play Store That May Have Spied on You  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Google has removed seven stalker apps that were available on its Play Store as apps for children's safety or finding stolen phones... more
2020 Porsche 718 Spyder first drive review: A Boxster with way more bite - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Porsche pumps-up the 718 Boxster with drivetrain and chassis components from the Cayman GT4. more
Daily Crunch: Apple disables Walkie Talkie app  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
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
China's ZTE Follows Huawei With Brussels Cyber-Security Lab  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
ZTE opened a cyber-security lab in Brussels on Wednesday, aiming to boost transparency four months after bigger telecoms equipment rival Huawei did the same to allay concerns about spying. more
Apple Disables Walkie-Talkie App Over Vulnerability That Could Allow iPhone Eavesdropping  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app after the discovery of a vulnerability that could allow someone to eavesdrop on another person through an iPhone. more
Apple Watch eavesdropping vulnerability forces Apple to disable Walkie-Talkie  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie app has been disabled after Apple found a vulnerability that could let people listen... more
Apple Temporarily Disables Walkie-Talkie App for Apple Watch Due to Eavesdropping Vulnerability  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app for Apple Watch due to a bug that could allow users to eavesdrop on others, reports TechCrunch. The... more
Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to an unspecified vulnerability that could allow a person to listen to... more
Mozilla blocks spy firm DarkMatter from Firefox citing ‘significant risk’ to users  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Firefox maker Mozilla said it will not trust certificates from surveillance maker DarkMatter, ending a months-long effort to be whitelisted by the popular browser.... more
GCHQ 100th anniversary: Secrets, spies and special dust  BBC · 2 weeks
GCHQ is 100 years old - here are some of their previously unseen gadgets, including "secret dust". more
Logitech Wireless Keyboards, Mice Vulnerable to Hijacking Flaws, Company Won’t Patch All: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
A security researcher has found vulnerabilities in the USB receivers used by Logitech wireless keyboard, mice, and presentation clickers. These vulnerabilities can... more
Porsche 718 GT4: An in-depth first look with Andreas Preuninger video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
We took some time with Porsche legend Andreas Preuninger to look at his latest creations, the 718 GT4 and 718 Spyder. more
CNET Book Club: Brad Thor on Backlash and why he'll never trust Alexa - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The best-selling spy thriller author on the dangers of deep fakes, disinformation and social media. more
China installing spyware on tourists' phones  Sky News · 3 weeks
Chinese border authorities have been installing an app on tourists' smartphones which gathers personal data including text messages and contacts, it has been reported. more
UN Draft Text on Digital Rights Ducks Call for Spyware Moratorium  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects... more
Bond 25 First Look Still Features Daniel Craig, Aston Martin V8 in London  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
We have our first proper look at Daniel Craig as the eponymous spy in the next James Bond movie — tentatively titled... more
The best smart home security cameras of 2019 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Whether you're worried about home intruders or just need to spy on your dog, these cameras can stream a live video feed straight to your phone. more
Best smart home security cameras of 2019 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Whether you're worried about home intruders or just need to spy on your dog, these cameras can stream a live video feed straight to your phone. more
Land Rover's new Defender was potentially leaked again - Roadshow  CNET · 4 weeks
This time it was in a spy shot of a test vehicle's instrument cluster, but we like what we're seeing. more
Instagram Head Insists It Doesn't Spy on Users  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Instagram doesn't snoop on private conversations as part of its advertising targeting strategy, the head of the popular social media site said in an interview. more
Report: Hackers using telecoms like 'global spy system'  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason says in a report that hackers are breaking into telecoms firms to gain sweeping access to VIPs' call records, location data and device information more
Hackers are stealing years of call records from hacked cell networks  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Security researchers say they have uncovered a massive espionage campaign involving the theft of call records from hacked cell network providers to conduct targeted surveillance on... more
US cyberattack reportedly hit Iranian targets  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Yahoo News is reporting that a “retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group” was carried out this past Thursday. The Washington Post, The... more
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This Brother P-Touch personal label printer is a steal at $10 - CNET
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[Update: Note 8 in US] Galaxy S8 and S8+ update rolling out w/ July security patch, QR code scanner
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