Powerful iPhone spy tool allowed UAE to view photos, emails, texts, locations and passwords

Powerful iPhone spy tool allowed UAE to view photos, emails, texts, locations and passwords

A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma […] The […] operatives described Karma as a tool that could remotely grant access to iPhones simply by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an automated targeting system.

Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable ‘parasite’

Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable ‘parasite’

Inside the shell a bright LED lights up as soon as the assistant has been activated, as well on the app to give immediate feedback.” While an IoT privacy shield is the immediate use-case for Alias, Karmann also envisages users being able to use the device to create other vocal shortcuts — and establish a more collegiate and cosy relationship with the underlying tech.

This 'parasite' protects your privacy by feeding smart speakers white noise

This 'parasite' protects your privacy by feeding smart speakers white noise

images courtesy of bjoern karmann project alias is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy. through an app users can train alias to react on a custom wake-word/sound, and once trained, alias can take control over your home assistant.