Iran Launched an App That Claimed to Diagnose Coronavirus. Instead, It Collected Location Data on Millions of People.

Iran Launched an App That Claimed to Diagnose Coronavirus. Instead, It Collected Location Data on Millions of People.

The government has already boasted that millions of citizens have shared this information with them at a time when most Iranians are completely in the dark about the threat from coronavirus.Screen shots of visual prompts from Iran's tracking app AC19, which claims to diagnose coronavirus but actually collects location data.

Border Patrol Detains Iranian-Born American Soldier at the Border, Seizes Their Phone

Border Patrol Detains Iranian-Born American Soldier at the Border, Seizes Their Phone

According to the soldier, the agent then asked a series of questions, and said that the service member's phone number—which they had not provided to the agent—was "popping" up on multiple different travelers that had been flying recently.

Russia successfully tests country-wide alternative to global internet

Russia successfully tests country-wide alternative to global internet

Russia has run a successful test of a country-wide alternative to the global internet, according to BBC News.Iran’s National Information Network is run by a state-owned media company that allows users to access the internet but polices all content on the network and limits external information.

Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy

Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy

The same news item includes details about the concerns of Christopher Krebs, director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: First, Krebs said, “the quality of the engineering is not great, and so there are a number of vulnerabilities that are left open on the box, so China and other capable actors – Russia, Iran, North Korea – could exploit the vulnerabilities”.

Congress sends letter to Google for details on Sensorvault location tracking database

Congress sends letter to Google for details on Sensorvault location tracking database

Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles subdomain Failed student jailed for Silk Road, dark web drug profiteering US legislators have sent an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for details about Sensorvault, an internal Google database that keeps track of users' historical geo-location details.

French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles subdomain Failed student jailed for Silk Road, dark web drug profiteering The app, named Tchap, was launched yesterday, April 18, and is available on the official iOS and Android app stores.

Bellingcat - Locating The Netherlands' Most Wanted Criminal By Scrutinising Instagram - bellingcat

Bellingcat - Locating The Netherlands' Most Wanted Criminal By Scrutinising Instagram - bellingcat

A fugitive convict from the Netherlands is taunting Dutch police with provocative pictures and videos from Iran, playing a game of “catch me if you can” on Instagram.

Telegram Gained 3 Million New Users During WhatsApp, Facebook Outage

Telegram Gained 3 Million New Users During WhatsApp, Facebook Outage

Two of these features include: The telegram has previously faced restrictions and bans in countries like Iran, as well as in its home country Russia, after Durov refused to comply with government requests for encryption keys and information on its users.

Surveillance Capitalism, China and Iran Hacking, 'Gangster' Facebook

Surveillance Capitalism, China and Iran Hacking, 'Gangster' Facebook

This is exactly the kind of dystopian scenario my paranoiac mind feared… Robert Hackett @rhhackett [email protected] Welcome to the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily tech newsletter.

Slack 'bans users' who have visited US sanctioned countries

Slack 'bans users' who have visited US sanctioned countries

Some users of communication service Slack have reported their accounts have been closed over visits to countries under US sanctions. The move, which Slack says is to comply with US regulations, is believed to be affecting users who have visited nations including Iran and North Korea.

Unprecedented: The US Government Just Publicly Identified and Blacklisted Two Bitcoin Addresses

Unprecedented: The US Government Just Publicly Identified and Blacklisted Two Bitcoin Addresses

Although Ghorbaniyan and Khorashadizadeh are not suspected of orchestrating the attacks, they are accused of processing 7,000 bitcoin transactions linked to the scam and converting the money to Iranian rial. It will publicly de-anonymize crypto addresses and prohibit transactions if it suspects illegal activity.

Wikileaks Confirms: CIA Are Conducting Operations on U.S. Soil

Wikileaks Confirms: CIA Are Conducting Operations on U.S. Soil

Per Wikileaks: In 2007, #Brennan praised Iran’s “positive engagement” & “important contributions” in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/QBTsCYf0el — marina portnaya (@portnayanyc) Sour grapes: Brennan’s TAC complains over CIA snub During his time in the private sector, Brennan established an intelligence firm called The Analysis Corporation (TAC) that competed for government contracts, including one related to terrorist watch lists.

Facebook Censorship and Surveillance (Workers Vanguard) 24 Aug 2018 |…

Facebook Censorship and Surveillance (Workers Vanguard) 24 Aug 2018 |…

The content shared by the users was generally left-liberal, with pages like “Black Elevation,” “Aztlan Warriors” and “Resisters.” As we go to press, Facebook announced it had taken down another 652 “fake accounts,” linking them to a purported new “political influence campaign” with ties to Russia and Iran.