There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online

There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online

See More →An online tool lets customers pay to unmask the phone numbers of Facebook users that liked a specific Page, and the underlying dataset appears to be separate from the 500 million account database that made headlines this week, signifying another data breach or large scale scraping of Facebook users' data, Motherboard has found.

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

Gal first discovered the leaked data in January when a user in the same hacking forum advertised an automated bot that could provide phone numbers for hundreds of millions of Facebook users in exchange for a price.

Boston Dynamics Introduces Stretch: A New Robot For Moving Boxes

Boston Dynamics Introduces Stretch: A New Robot For Moving Boxes

Boston Dynamics has been showing interest in the logistics space since 2019 when it purchased Kinema Systems, a company that makes machine vision software for robots in warehouses.

Microsoft Patent: Chatbots Made From The Online Habits Of Dead People

Microsoft Patent: Chatbots Made From The Online Habits Of Dead People

“The specific person may also correspond to oneself (e.g., the user creating/training the chat bot,” Microsoft also describes – implying that living users could train a digital replacement in the event of their death.

Microsoft Could Bring You Back From The Dead... As A Chat Bot

Microsoft Could Bring You Back From The Dead... As A Chat Bot

“The specific person may also correspond to oneself (e.g., the user creating/training the chat bot,” the patent adds, raising the possibility of people training up a digital version of themselves before they die.

Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Instead, a robot snitch that looks like a rolling trash can is programmed to decide whether a person looks suspicious—and then call the human police on them.This begs the question: Who gets reprimanded if a robot improperly harrasses an innocent person, or calls the police on them?

Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

Microsoft earlier this month exposed a 6.5TB Elastic server to the world that included search terms, location coordinates, device ID data, and a partial list of which URLs were visited.

QakBot Banking Trojan Returned With New Sneaky Tricks to Steal Your Money

QakBot Banking Trojan Returned With New Sneaky Tricks to Steal Your Money

In an analysis released by Check Point Research today, the latest wave of Qbot activity appears to have dovetailed with the return of Emotet — another email-based malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks — last month, with the new sample capable of covertly gathering all email threads from a victim's Outlook client and using them for later malspam campaigns.

Facebook uses 1.5bn Reddit posts to create chatbot

Facebook uses 1.5bn Reddit posts to create chatbot

"Blender" was trained using available public domain conversations which included 1.5 billion examples of human exchanges.Image copyright Facebook also compared Blender's performance with the latest version of Google's own chatbot, Meena.Facebook said that 67% of respondents thought Blender sounded more human than Meena.

Children’s computer game Roblox insider tricked by hacker for access to users’ data

Children’s computer game Roblox insider tricked by hacker for access to users’ data

A hacker who bribed a worker for the online video game Roblox managed to gain access to the personal information of a smaller number of users, the ability to change passwords and email addresses, and allocate in-game currency.

Don't click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google's anti-bot tool

Don't click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google's anti-bot tool

The company’s founder and chief executive, Matthew Prince, said: “It would have added millions of dollars in annual costs just to continue to use reCaptcha for our free users.

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Earlier this week EFF released Certbot 1.0, the latest version of our free, open source tool that helps websites encrypt their traffic.The release of 1.0 officially marks the end of Certbot's beta phase, during which it has helped over 2 million users maintain HTTPS access to over 20 million websites.

Spot is a Cop

Spot is a Cop

According to a report by Boston news station WBUR, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts show that the state’s bomb squad had Spot on loan from Boston Dynamics for three months, from August to November this year.

Is facial recognition technology coming to a club near you?

Is facial recognition technology coming to a club near you?

We spoke to John Abbott, Chief Business Officer of Yoti, in an attempt to glean some more information about how this technology works and, more to the point, what is happening to all that data.

Is someone watching me? — Webcam Security

Is someone watching me? — Webcam Security

People worldwide are encountering cyberattacks like getting their computers infected by malware and letting others access their webcams or microphones. With a malicious code a hacker can easily control your computer and perform many different actions like access your webcam.

Don't give it away, give it away, give it away now, bot busting biz tells reCAPTCHA data serfs

Don't give it away, give it away, give it away now, bot busting biz tells reCAPTCHA data serfs

A decade ago, the Chocolate Factory acquired reCAPTCHA from computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and began turning the clicks of people trying to prove they're not bots into data that improves text digitization, image annotation and machine learning projects.

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

Disconnecting third-party apps and services from Facebook, Twitter, and Google usually only takes a click or two from the pages we've just linked to, but bear in mind that this won't actually close down your unused accounts—it just means they can't get into your main accounts quite as easily.

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

In a statement, the company said a small number of anonymous recordings were transcribed by its experts, and revealed that an investigation had been launched after some Dutch audio data had been leaked.

Murder suspect identified by DNA database has now been convicted

Murder suspect identified by DNA database has now been convicted

To find persons of interest in criminal investigations, genetic genealogists upload DNA data found at the crime scene to GEDmatch and look for matches to distant relatives.

Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side

Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side

Khormaee won’t share what signals Google uses to determine these scores because he says that would make it easier for scammers to imitate benign users, but he believes that this new version of reCaptcha makes it incredibly difficult for bots or Captcha farmers—humans who are paid tiny amounts to break Captchas online—to fool Google’s system.

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympic Games to use facial recognition

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympic Games to use facial recognition

Select attendees of the games — including athletes, media, staff, and volunteers — will have their identities verified via a face scan to enter venues, the Tokyo Organizing Committee said in an announcement.

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law Saturday, June 1, 2019 that bans red-light traffic cameras in Texas. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation’s second-largest state.

'WhatsApp will never be safe': Telegram boss attacks Facebook-owned messaging app

'WhatsApp will never be safe': Telegram boss attacks Facebook-owned messaging app

A huge security flaw with WhatsApp that compromised the privacy of 1.5 billion users this week will not be the last and may not even be the worst incident of its kind, the founder of rival messaging app Telegram has warned.

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

Governmental sites in France, for example, have the highest number of commercial trackers, with a total of 52 different companies tracking visitors. The report says that cookies were discovered on public health service websites as well, with 52% of the sites tested found to contain ad trackers.

Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost all EU government websites have trackers Online tools which track user behaviour for advertisers have been found on a swathe of EU public health websites, including NHS and Gov.uk pages.

Google employees suspect it is still working on secret Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

Google employees suspect it is still working on secret Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

At this biennial event, the participating companies exhibit their latest service robotic technologies and components 42/42 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight Google told Dragonfly workers in December that it had ceased plans to launch the search engine and would move them onto different projects within the company.

Facebook plans to turn your profile into ‘virtual grave’ when you die

Facebook plans to turn your profile into ‘virtual grave’ when you die

2 'Legacy contacts' were notified of the new feature today Depending on the privacy settings of a memorialised account, Facebook friends can still write on the wall of its Timeline or comment on any posts the account holder made before they died.

Microsoft Built a Chat Bot to Match Patients to Clinical Trials

Microsoft Built a Chat Bot to Match Patients to Clinical Trials

The project is part of a larger Microsoft (msft) health care bot initiative that’s helped partners build automatic chat programs for things like triaging patients and answering questions about insurance benefits.

Oracle Exposes "DrainerBot" Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Oracle Exposes "DrainerBot" Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Bottom line is both individuals and organizations need to pay close attention to what applications are running on their devices and who wrote them." Resources: Detailed information and mitigation resources for DrainerBot can be found at info.moat.com/drainerbot , including: Oracle Data Cloud's Moat Analytics helps top advertisers and publishers measure and drive attention across trillions of ad impressions and content views, so they can avoid invalid traffic (IVT), improve viewability, and better protect their media spend.

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices

The plan is to compile a list of insecure devices that use default and easy-to-guess passwords and pass it on to authorities and the relevant internet service providers, so they can take measures to alert consumers and secure the devices.