Capella Space's new satellite is eerily observant

Capella Space's new satellite is eerily observant

Like other hunks of metal currently orbiting Earth, The Capella-2 satellite's onboard radar system makes it capable of producing ludicrously high-resolution visuals from its data.

Giant surveillance balloons are lurking at the edge of space

Giant surveillance balloons are lurking at the edge of space

On any given day, the altitude of the stratollite might change by as much as 25,000 feet depending on the wind patterns.The idea is to use long-lasting stratospheric balloons to collect high-resolution images of Earth and sell this data to the government and private companies.

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

So far, around 36 million square miles of satellite imagery has been added to Google Earth.Google says it has managed to capture around 10 million miles of Street View imagery so far.

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

If an SMS message contained either a phone number or an IMSI number that matched the predefined list, it was saved to a CSV file for later theft by the threat actor.

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

A strange discovery on my office computer led me to unearth an astonishing data leak caused by Kaspersky's antivirus software.The data leak allowed websites to unnoticeably read the individual ID of Kaspersky users.

Eyes in the sky will soon see everything – even what happened in the past; is it too late to worry about privacy?

Eyes in the sky will soon see everything – even what happened in the past; is it too late to worry about privacy?

Last year, a company called EarthNow announced that it planned to deploy a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that would deliver real-time, continuous video of almost anywhere on Earth.

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Ars Technica reporter Dan Goodin brings the news of a major new privacy failure recently unearthed by security researchers: widely used Chrome and Firefox browser extensions scraped and sold the data of more than 4.1 million people, until the researcher alerted Google and Mozilla.

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

Within the company, the unearthing of the emails in the process of responding to a continuing federal privacy investigation has raised concerns that they would be harmful to Facebook, at least from a public-relations standpoint, if they were to become public, the WSJ reported.

Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle: Google, adtech giants 'know they break Euro privacy law'

Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle: Google, adtech giants 'know they break Euro privacy law'

“As it is technically impossible for the user to have prior information about every data controller involved in a real-time bidding (RTB) scenario, programmatic trading, the area of fastest growth in digital advertising spend, would seem, at least prima facie, to be incompatible with consent under GDPR,” the IAB said.

Private company launches "largest fleet of satellites in human history" to photograph Earth

Private company launches "largest fleet of satellites in human history" to photograph Earth

A private company named Planet Labs has put about 300 small satellites into space, enough to take a picture of the entire land mass of the Earth every day. David Martin: That's a pretty big statement: "largest fleet of satellites in human history." Robbie Schingler: I know.

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

As it turns out, the same platforms and services that Google deploys to monitor people’s lives and grab their data could be put to use running huge swaths of the US government, including the military, spy agencies, police departments and schools.

CenturyLink intentionally abuses Utah law to shutdown internet and serve ads via DNS hijacking

CenturyLink intentionally abuses Utah law to shutdown internet and serve ads via DNS hijacking

Rich Snapp, one such customer went and asked State Senator Todd Weiler, the sponsor of this bill that became a law, what on earth was going on.

US intel budget soars under Trump

US intel budget soars under Trump

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An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

Jane Manchun Wong -- the fan of reverse engineering who tipped us off about Facebook dating and voice control in Messenger -- has unearthed the Unsend option in the Facebook Messenger app.

Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

A child abuse investigation unearthed by Forbes includes the first known case in which law enforcement used Apple Face ID facial recognition technology to open a suspect's iPhone.

Is a 'live Google Earth' coming?

Is a 'live Google Earth' coming?

Using satellites and/or drone technology, would it be possible to have a Google Earth-like service that not only used images that updated in real time, but also included live streaming video?