Episode 8

April 12, 2020

00:22:01

Surveillance Report 8

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Show Notes

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Sources

Companies

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/04/03/facebook-tried-to-buy-nso-groups-ios-spyware-to-monitor-iphone-users 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/apr/07/whatsapp-to-impose-new-limit-on-forwarding-to-fight-fake-news 

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-facebook-location/in-coronavirus-fight-oft-criticized-facebook-data-aids-u-s-cities-states-idUSKBN21K3BJ 

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/01/ios-14-keychain-password-features/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/10/21216715/apple-google-coronavirus-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-details-use

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/3/21206318/google-location-data-mobility-reports-covid-19-privacy

https://www.cnet.com/news/two-children-sue-google-for-allegedly-collecting-students-biometric-data/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-backs-apples-sms-otp-standard-proposal/

https://privacy.twitter.com/en/blog/2020/data-cache-firefox

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/03/27/firefox-76-will-have-option-to-enforce-https-only-connections/

https://blog.mozilla.org/data/2020/03/16/understanding-default-browser-trends/

https://news.softpedia.com/news/history-in-the-making-microsoft-edge-overtakes-mozilla-firefox-529640.shtml

https://www.cnet.com/news/longtime-mozilla-leader-mitchell-baker-is-now-ceo/

https://mysupport.marriott.com/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/marriott-discloses-new-data-breach-impacting-5-2-million-hotel-guests/

https://latesthackingnews.com/2020/03/26/microsoft-alerts-users-of-zero-day-rce-vulnerability-in-windows-7-under-active-exploit/

https://venturebeat.com/2020/04/08/researchers-open-source-state-of-the-art-object-tracking-ai/

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/iranian-telegram-accounts-leaked/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/email-provider-got-hacked-data-of-600000-users-now-sold-on-the-dark-web/ 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/8/21213593/twitter-data-sharing-pop-up-mobile-app-advertising-settings 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/content-delivery-networks-and-clouds-join-manrs-internet-security-effort/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/09/cloudflare_dumps_recaptcha/ 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/the-sandboxie-windows-sandbox-isolation-tool-is-now-open-source/

https://signal.org/blog/earn-it/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/tails-the-security-focused-os-adds-support-for-secure-boot/

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/easy-to-pick-smart-locks-gush-personal-data-ftc-finds/

 

Research

https://www.aclu.org/aclu-white-paper-limits-location-tracking-epidemic 

https://threatpost.com/coronavirus-financial-relief-phishing-spike/154358/ 

https://www.ryanpickren.com/webcam-hacking

https://www.guardicore.com/2020/04/vollgar-ms-sql-servers-under-attack/

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/04/fingerprint-research.html

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pke9zk/paypal-and-venmo-are-letting-sim-swappers-hijack-accounts

 

Politics

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/washington-state-facial/

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-31-fcc-stir-shaken-june-30-2021.html

https://www.zdnet.com/article/personal-details-for-the-entire-country-of-georgia-published-online/

https://www.wired.com/story/north-korea-hacking-zero-days-google/

https://www.businessinsider.com/south-korea-wristbands-coronavirus-catch-people-dodging-tracking-app-2020-4 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-singapore-to-make-contact-tracing-tech-open-source.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/01/825329399/moscow-launches-new-surveillance-app-to-track-residents-in-coronavirus-lockdown

https://www.securityweek.com/drones-take-italians-temperature-and-issue-fines

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-technology/italy-working-on-coronavirus-tracing-app-to-help-lockdown-exit-idUSKCN21Q2XE

https://www.cnet.com/news/europe-develops-coronavirus-tracking-app-meant-to-also-preserve-privacy/ 

 

Misfits

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/04/11/san-francisco-airport-cyber-attack-confirmed-windows-passwords-stolen/#2f9498b925b9 

https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-home-workout-fittest-app-tracks-location-data-privacy-2020-3

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/9/21215425/smart-toilet-disease-detection-analprint 

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