The app allows customers to remotely spy on text messages, call logs, and emails; track location, record surroundings, stealthily keep tabs on calendar information; record conversations; determine GPS coordinates of the target phone and show the location of the target device on a convenient map. All that, and it is, amazingly enough, legal.
A UK blogger, known only as 'DoctorBeet', has discovered that his LG Smart TV has been sending data about his family’s viewing habits back to the South Korean manufacturer.
If you walk around carrying a smartphone with WiFi enabled then you are broadcasting your own unique radio beacon. MAC address tracking, also known as Mobile Location Analytics (MLA), is of serious interest to companies trying to sell you things.
NSA employees have ignored rules meant to protect people's privacy in a dozen substantiated cases since 2003, the spy agency's inspector general has told the Senate's Judiciary Committee. In plain English, that means that agents have been running queries on email addresses and have eavesdropped on phone conversations of current and former love interests, spouses, and relatives, both foreign and American.
Information leaked by NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, shows that surveillance of Visa and SWIFT financial transactions was carried out by a branch of the NSA known as "Follow The Money" (FTM).
Hacker BMPoC posted a deface page and message on all 14 hacked NASA websites that link their attack to possible US military intervention in Syria, as well as to US spying on Brazil.
Mobile texting and Facebook messaging are the likeliest ways you'll get found out if you're playing around. Having a male for a partner also just about doubles the chances you'll get caught, as they're almost twice as likely as women to snoop on their partner's mobile phone.
The rubbish and recycling bins, from the company Renew, were set up to record people's smartphones, and thereby their movements and habits, as they walked by.
It sounds like the UK's ICO really, really means it this time, Google, in spite of this being the third time it's told you to ditch the Street View data.
Patrick Ricciardi configured computer systems to collect all emails sent to the mayor and two high-ranking city employees.
He did it, he said, to see if his job was secure. We can say with reasonable certainty now that it is not.
The company blames its own poor communications for what it calls "myths and misinformation" that have led to multiple countries banning its equipment.
But reports of Huawei's almost-sale of banned telecom equipment to Iran underscores fears that the company is sloppy at best, a vector for cyber attack at worst.
South Korean police have arrested a man from Seoul on suspicion of working with North Korea to develop games infected with spyware.