“Ethnicity recognition” tool listed on surveillance camera app store built by fridge-maker’s video analytics startup

A video analytics startup has built an app store for unproven facial recognition tools that can be loaded onto surveillance cameras.

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The world’s most coveted spyware, Pegasus: Lock and Code S03E04

This week on Lock and Code, we provide a deep dive into possibly the most powerful government spyware tool in the world, Pegasus.

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Beyond the VPN: Ultimate online privacy, with The Tor Project’s Isabela Bagueros: Lock and Code S02E20

On Lock and Code this week, we discuss staying private online, beyond using a VPN, with Tor Project Executive Director Isabella Bagueros.

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ExpressVPN made a choice, and so did I: Lock and Code S02E19

On Lock and Code this week, we discuss a United Arab Emirates surveillance campaign that, bizarrely, involves the CIO at ExpressVPN.

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Apple delays plans to search devices for child abuse imagery

The “‘screeching voices’ of the minority” have forced a rethink of Apple’s plans for scanning for child sexual abuse material on users’ devices.

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Latest iPhone exploit, FORCEDENTRY, used to launch Pegasus attack against Bahraini activists

Citizen Lab found that FORCEDENTRY is being used to deploy the NSO spyware Pegasus to keep an eye on Bahraini activists.

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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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150,000 Verkada security cameras hacked—to make a point

Hospitals, banks, police departments, prisons, schools, and companies like Tesla and Cloudflare are victims of an attack on Verkada.

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The strangest cybersecurity events of 2020: a look back

In a year of unbridled strangeness, these are the strangest cybersecurity events that made us collectively say: “Wait… seriously?”

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A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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