Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators

Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.

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Jail for consultant who scraped colossal trove of Alibaba customer data

A baffling number of data points gathered by Alibaba were siphoned off by a marketing consultant to help other customers.

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WhatsApp reverses course, will not limit app functionality

WhatsApp said it will no longer limit app functionality for users who refuse to share some data with Facebook.

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“Have I been pwnd?”– What is it and what to do when you *are* pwned

You use Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) to check if your data has been compromised. What you do next when pwned takes a couple of steps.

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A week in security (May 10 – 16)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting secrurity stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 10 – 16.

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WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

WhatsApp will remove core functions for users who refuse to share some of their data with Facebook, rendering the app useless for some.

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Facebook bans Signal ads that reveal the depth of what it knows about you

Private messaging app Signal got itself banned from advertizing on Instagram. Why? Because its ads showed users what Facebook knows about them.

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A week in security (April 19 – 25)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, from April 19 to 23.

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Interview with a bug bounty hunter: Youssef Sammouda

Youssef Sammouda is a bug bounty hunter with 100 resolved Facebook reports to his name. We interviewed him about his amazing work.

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