U.S. Federal Investigators Are Reportedly Looking Into Codecov Security Breach, Undetected for Months

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federal investigators are purportedly looking into a security breach at Codecov, a platform used to test software code with more than 29,000 customers worldwide, Reuters reported on Saturday.
 

Leaked Data Reportedly Shows Cops Donated to Kyle Rittenhouse's Legal Defense Fund

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A new investigation from The Guardian shows police and other public officials have been financially contributing to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old “Kenosha shooter” and rightwing icon currently on trial for the deaths of two people.
 

A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect Accused of Burning Down a Black Church

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In the category of news that is both good but also unsettling: Authorities say a Tesla’s security system recently helped them catch the culprit behind a string of hate crimes.
 

U.S. Lawmakers Pressure DOJ Over Funding of Predictive Policing Tools

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Ratcheting up pressure on the Justice Department to crack down on unregulated predictive policing algorithms, Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called for strict new requirements on any DOJ-funded research into police tools promising to forecast crime, saying that research into some programs already in use has revealed “major problems with their effectiveness and reliability.”
 

Mystery of Who Cracked the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone for the FBI Solved After 5 Years

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the government wanted to crack into a dead terrorist’s iPhone several years ago, they turned to a little-known cybersecurity startup in Australia to help them do it, a Washington Post investigation has revealed.
 

The FBI Just Snuck Into Computers All Over the Country to Stop a Hacking Campaign

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In what may be a first-of-its-kind operation, the FBI recently accessed private servers across the United States, ostensibly to delete malware that had previously been installed by foreign hackers.
 

Son of Stuxnet?

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Authorities with the Islamic Republic are claiming that a blackout at one of the nation’s top nuclear facilities is the result of Israeli sabotage, and an Israeli media outlet has similarly claimed that the attack may have been the work of the intelligence agency Mossad.
 

Security Researchers Find Zoom Vulnerabilities That Would Have Let Bad Actors Take Over Your Computer

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A pair of security researchers revealed several zero-day vulnerabilities in Zoom in recent days that would have let hackers take over someone’s computer even if the victim hadn’t clicked anything.
 

Cybercriminals Bought Facebook Ads for a Fake Clubhouse App That Was Riddled With Malware

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The popular new invite-only chat app is only available on iPhone but worldwide interest in the platform has risen and users are clamoring for Android and, presumably, “PC” versions.

Don’t Blame the ACLU for Facebook's Ills

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Soltani also points out that while the ACLU only went public with its links to Facebook this month, the organization has spent millions of dollars on Facebook ads in the past.

Leak of a Reported 500 Million Profiles Actually Very Boring, LinkedIn Assures Users

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It would appear that, like Facebook, approximately 500 million scraped LinkedIn profiles are now being sold on the dark web to the highest bidder.
 

Spotify Will Use Your Voice To Pummel You With Ads

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This update was a bit of a footnote to the new Spotify voice commands that were first noticed on Wednesday by GSMArena.
 

70,000 SSNs, 600,000 Credit Card Records Leaked After Stolen-Data Hub Gets Hacked

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Until recently, the carding store Swarmshop was a popular, illicit online market where cybercriminals could go to sell and purchase stolen credit cards and banking data.

Dallas Police Used Face Recognition Software Without Authorization, Installed on Personal Phones

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Dallas police officers used unauthorized facial recognition software to conduct between 500 and 1,000 searches in attempts to identify people based on photographs.
 

An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

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Well, not all pirating apps have your content-viewing interests in mind.

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