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Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data
In several cases, a stalker impersonated a US Marshal and reported a fake kidnapping in order to get telecom companies to give them real-time cell phone location data.
ISP  surveillanceState  corporateIncompetence 
13 days ago by joeybaker
Studies keep showing that the best way to stop piracy is to offer cheaper, better alternatives.
Study after study indicates that overly-aggressive anti-piracy efforts don’t work, and the real solution lies in giving would-be pirates better, cheaper options.
intellectualProperty  corporateIncompetence 
22 days ago by joeybaker
Ex-FCC counselor says Verizon 'abdicated' its public safety role in California fires
A former counselor to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman under President Obama said on Monday that the agency under President Trump “abdicated” its role in public safety, citing connectivity issues during last year’s ma
ISP  corporateCorruption  corporateIncompetence 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Spammers bombarded mobile phones in the US with 48 million robocalls in 2018
Preliminary year-end data is in on the explosive growth in robocalls to cell phones in the US, with more people than ever getting bombarded by calls from spammers and marketers who go to great lengths to trick you into answering their call. Robocall management company YouMail has been tracking the volume of calls and says that 2018 saw 48 million of them harass cell phone owners in the US last year, up 60 percent from 2017. That’s a huge jump in...
advertising  userIsTheProduct  ISP  corporateIncompetence  corporateCorruption 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
We posed as 100 Senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them.
On the eve of the 2018 midterms, Facebook’s “Paid for by” disclosure for political ads is easily manipulated.
advertising  corporateIncompetence  informationWar 
october 2018 by joeybaker
US mobile video suffers from throttling - US ranked just 59th out of 69 countries analysed.
The United States lags behind dozens of other countries when it comes to the quality of streaming video available to mobile users.
ISP  corporateIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Panera Bread refused to fix vulnerability for 8 months before breach; was fixed in an hour.
tl;dr: In August 2017, I reported a vulnerability to Panera Bread that allowed the full name, home address, email address, food/dietary…
securityNegligence  corporateIncompetence 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Under Armour says 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts breached
Under Armour Inc said on Thursday that data from some 150 million MyFitnessPal diet and fitness app accounts was compromised in February, in one of the biggest hacks in history, sending shares of the athletic apparel maker down 3 percent in after-hours trade.
corporateIncompetence  securityNegligence  informationSecurity  corporateIndemnity  informationObscurity 
march 2018 by joeybaker
There You Have It: Emails Confirm Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction Drove Shrinking of National Monuments
“The evidence of just how embedded Trump and Zinke are with the dirty energy of the past could not be clearer.”
climateChange  corporateIncompetence 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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