In the ever-evolving world of the internet, there’s always something new just around the digital corner. Right now, it’s the buzz about internet regulation changes. You might think, “Regulations? Yawn!” But wait, these updates could really shake up how we surf, share, and experience the web. Let’s unwrap this, shall we?
Amazon was caught red-handed, handing over Ring doorbell footage to law enforcement agencies without user permission, subpoenas, warrants, without any of the traditional legal controls which prevent liberal disclosure of non-public data to law enforcement. This disclosure was set to further ignite ongoing debates about privacy and civil liberties in relation to the tech giant’s video-sharing agreements with police departments nationwide.
Concerns over the potential impact of tech company layoffs on the integrity of the 2024 elections are being raised by three U.S. senators. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota, Peter Welch from Vermont, and Dick Durbin from Illinois are questioning whether recent workforce reductions at Meta (formerly Facebook), Alphabet (the parent company of Google), and Twitter could compromise the fight against misinformation.
In a worrisome revelation, dozens of mental health crisis center websites across the United States, which are designed to ensure the anonymity of users, have been discovered to discreetly transfer sensitive visitor data to Facebook, according to an investigation by The Markup. These websites, linked to the national mental health crisis 988 hotline, reportedly transmit user data through a tool known as Meta Pixel. This breach of privacy, particularly significant given the sensitive nature of the data involved, exposes users in critical emotional states to potential data misuse.
Today, we’re drawing your attention to a sinister new scam flourishing on social marketplaces like Facebook’s Marketplace. This time, digital wallets are under threat, with the likes of Venmo, PayPal, and other cash transfer apps falling victim to these deceptive practices.
Cyber Crime Chronicles: Unmasking the ‘CLOP Ransomware’ Attack on U.S. Federal Government and NATO Allies
Welcome to another deep dive from The Internet Patrol, where we unearth the Internet’s most complex and impactful stories for your edification. In today’s exploration, we delve into a major cyber attack that has, unfortunately, compromised the security of the U.S. federal government and allies, including NATO members.
Researchers Sound the Alarm as Extortionists Target Victims Using File-Transfer Software
Apple Inc has vehemently denied allegations made by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) that it colluded with American intelligence agencies to surveil Russian iPhone users.
Digital security firm Kaspersky has posted information about a recent cyberattack that targeted the iPhones of Kaspersky employees, which were infected with spyware that is part of a campaign the company dubbed, “Operation Triangulation.”
Collectible Toymaker Good Smile Company Revealed as Secret Investor in 4chan, Raising Concerns Among Partners
In a surprising turn of events, it has been uncovered that Japanese toymaker Good Smile Company has been secretly financing the controversial online message board, 4chan.
In what is seen by many as an alarming move, the UK Government has been discretely expanding a contentious surveillance technology with the potential to log and store the internet histories of millions of individuals.
Microsoft has issued a stark warning about the rising threats to the critical infrastructure of the United States. The company, based in Redmond, Washington, reported on Wednesday that it had detected “stealthy and targeted malicious activity” perpetrated by a state-sponsored actor from China.
According to a new report, ransomware attacks are still a major issue for organizations, and many are still choosing to pay the ransom.
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If you were expecting a piece of feel-good news, unfortunately this isn’t it. Unless you are like me, and find relaxation in reading articles which are gravely concerning for the future of privacy and digital human rights. Either way, we got you covered: A recent study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put major league internet service providers on the line; and what they found might have you logging off. The FTC issued orders for information on consumer data practices, privacy, and the companies transparency in regards to such practices, and what they found was pretty horrifying.