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Companies

Facebook

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8747541/Facebook-accused-watching-Instagram-users-mobile-cameras.html

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/13/instagram-delete-photos-messages-servers/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-12/facebook-s-instagram-targeted-in-new-lawsuit-over-biometrics

https://9to5google.com/2020/08/05/oneplus-phones-will-ship-with-facebook-services-that-cant-be-removed/

 

TikTok

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/27/technology/tiktok-ban-ruling-app.html

 

Zoom

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/11/cybersecurity-202-zoom-sued-by-consumer-group-misrepresenting-its-encryption-protections/

https://mazinahmed.net/blog/hacking-zoom/

 

Amazon

https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Amazon-Mit-Geheimdienst-Methoden-gegen-Gewerkschafter-und-kritische-Politiker-4883605.html

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429635/amazon-keith-alexander-board-of-directors-nsa-cyber-command

 

Cars

https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/18/aws_toyota_alliance/

https://electrek.co/2020/08/27/tesla-hack-control-over-entire-fleet/

https://ia.acs.org.au/content/ia/article/2020/tesla-employee-turns-down--us1m-bribe-.html

 

Mozilla

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/11/21363424/mozilla-layoffs-quarter-staff-250-people-new-revenue-focus

http://calpaterson.com/mozilla.html

https://www.zdnet.com/article/sources-mozilla-extends-its-google-search-deal/

New Android App

 

Brave

https://brave.com/sync-v2/

https://brave.com/swag-store-update/

 

Other

https://www.vice.com/en/article/akzyq5/private-equity-firm-blackstone-bought-ancestry-dna-company-for-billions

Research

https://thehackernews.com/2020/08/a-team-of-academic-researcherswho.html (https://revolte-attack.net/media/revolte_camera_ready.pdf)

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/05/crocodile-hunter-4g-stingray-cell/

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/02/grindr-account-hijack-flaw/ 

https://research.checkpoint.com/2020/amazons-alexa-hacked/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-themes-can-be-abused-to-steal-windows-passwords/

https://www.usenix.org/system/files/soups2020-bird.pdf

https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/gl-security/security-operations/gl-redteam/red-team-tech-notes/-/tree/master/firefox-android-2020 (https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/firefox-android-wifi-hacking.html

https://www.cnet.com/health/facial-recognition-designed-to-detect-around-face-masks-is-failing-study-finds/ (https://pages.nist.gov/frvt/html/frvt_facemask.html)

Politics

Negative Domestic US Spying

(Location Data)

https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7qyv3/customs-border-protection-venntel-location-data-dhs

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-government-contractor-embedded-software-in-apps-to-track-phones-11596808801

https://gizmodo.com/secret-service-bought-access-to-americans-location-data-1844752501

 

(Facial Recognition)

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/26/21402978/clearview-ai-ceo-interview-2400-police-agencies-facial-recognition

https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/sensors/remote-sensing/cops-smart-street-lights

https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7jzbb/dhs-admits-facial-recognition-photos-were-hacked-released-on-dark-web

 

(Other)

https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-fbi-icloud-investigation-seattle-protester-arson-2020-9

https://www.cnet.com/news/homeland-security-details-new-tools-for-extracting-device-data-at-us-borders/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgxanx/lawmakers-california-dmv-selling-data

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/trump-pushes-to-reap-biometric-data-from-immigrants-americans

 

Positive Domestic US Spying

https://onezero.medium.com/portland-passes-groundbreaking-ban-on-facial-recognition-in-stores-banks-restaurants-and-more-571a9f06229d

https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5p9z3/amazon-spent-dollar24000-to-kill-portlands-facial-recognition-ban

https://www.yahoo.com/news/court-rules-nsa-phone-snooping-181157311.html

 

China

https://www.zdnet.com/article/china-is-now-blocking-all-encrypted-https-traffic-using-tls-1-3-and-esni/

 

Civilized Countries

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/police-use-of-facial-recognition-violates-human-rights-uk-court-rules/

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/10/ireland-to-reportedly-order-facebook-to-stop-sending-eu-user-data-to-us.html

FOSS

Microsoft

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-developers-these-are-our-biggest-and-best-open-source-projects/ (https://opensource.microsoft.com/)

https://www.infoq.com/news/2020/08/open-source-security-foundation/

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/09/looks-like-the-windows-xp-source-code-just-leaked-on-4chan/

 

Linux

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-5-8-launched-linus-torvaldss-biggest-release-of-all-time-brings-these-new-updates/

https://bits.debian.org/2020/08/debian-turns-27.html

 

Other

https://www.troyhunt.com/im-open-sourcing-the-have-i-been-pwned-code-base/

https://threema.ch/en/blog/posts/open-source-and-new-partner

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/20/umatrix-development-has-ended/

Misfits

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/jgxadb/twitter-hackers-zoom-hearing-is-interrupted-by-pornhub-video

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/20/904113981/former-uber-executive-charged-with-paying-hush-money-to-conceal-massive-breach

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54193764

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/unredacted-suit-shows-googles-own-engineers-confused-by-privacy-settings/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/24/21453709/ring-always-home-cam-indoor-drone-security-camera-price-specs-features-amazon

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/31/21408861/fbi-doorbell-camera-police-search-surveillance-warning-document

https://www.securityweek.com/german-hospital-hacked-patient-taken-another-city-dies

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/28/universal-health-services-ransomware/

https://threatpost.com/razer-gaming-fans-data-leak/159147/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rl82OQDoOc

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