The Illusion Of Privacy: Geolocation Risks In Modern Dating Apps

Dating apps traditionally utilize location data, offering the opportunity to connect with people nearby, and enhancing the chances of real-life meetings. Some apps can also display the distance of the user to other users. This feature is quite useful for Read More …

China: Foreign geographic information software collects sensitive data, posing threat to national security

China’s national security agencies have discovered that foreign geographic information system software used in important industries in China has been collecting and transmitting geographic information data with some of the information collected involving state secrets, posing a serious threat to Read More …

Europol warning on the criminal use of Bluetooth trackers for geolocalisation

For the past several years, Europol has been observing a growing crime phenomenon: the use of Bluetooth trackers in organised crime. Bluetooth trackers are small devices designed to help people find personal objects, such as keys and bags, as well Read More …

‘Predator Files’ spyware scandal reveals brazen targeting of civil society, politicians and officials 

Shocking spyware attacks have been attempted against civil society, journalists, politicians and academics in the European Union (EU), USA and Asia, according to a major new investigation by Amnesty International. Among the targets of Predator spyware are United Nations (UN) Read More …

FBI was using advanced hacking software despite White House ban

Since November of 2021, US-based companies have been barred from doing business with the NSO Group, an Israeli research firm behind some of the most advanced hacking tools the tech world has ever seen. Come to find out, a New Read More …

U.S. Special Operations Command Paid $500,000 to Secretive Location Data Firm

A section of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), a part of the military tasked with counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and special reconnaissance, paid half a million dollars to a company that sells access to location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on Read More …

U.S. Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps to Track Phones

A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide, according to interviews and documents Read More …

Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app

A group of nearly 175 UK academics has criticised the NHS’s planned COVID-19 contact-tracing app for a design choice they say could endanger users by creating a centralised store of sensitive health and travel data about them. In the open Read More …

Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones in America and is using it for immigration and border enforcement, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by Read More …