"There’s only two developers left, and none of them are competent enough to keep up certain projects," a former Hacking Team and Memento Labs employee, who asked to remain anonymous to discuss internal issues, told Motherboard.
In Lombardy, Italy, the authorities are analyzing location data transmitted by citizens’ mobile phones to determine how many people are obeying a government lockdown order and the typical distances they move every day.
Banjo, an artificial intelligence firm that works with police used a shadow company to create an array of Android and iOS apps that looked innocuous but were specifically designed to secretly scrape social media, Motherboard has learned.
Image copyright Getty Images Barclays says it has scrapped a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks and sent warnings to those spending too long on breaks.It is not the first time the bank has come under fire for using technology to monitor its staff.
A Microsoft programme to transcribe and vet audio from Skype and Cortana, its voice assistant, ran for years with “no security measures”, according to a former contractor who says he reviewed thousands of potentially sensitive recordings on his personal laptop from his home in Beijing over the two years he worked for the company.
Fensom worked for construction company KME Services for eight months as a lead electrician during the construction of Christchurch's new hospital before he was fired on October 30, 2018, the Employment Relations Authority said in its determination.
A Facebook employee was fired after accepting thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for reactivating an ad account that violated the platform's policies, according to a Buzzfeed report.
Stephen Shankland/CNET Google is facing a backlash over an internal tool for the company's Chrome browser that some employees worry is intended for spying on workers organizing protests and discussing workplace issues.
Last month The Guardian revealed Apple was employing contractors to listen to and “grade” Siri recordings and they “regularly” heard confidential information from iPhone and iPad users, including medical information, drug deals and recordings of couples having sex.
Contractors in Cork were expected to each listen to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri every shift - before Apple suspended the practice last month, according to an employee who had their contract abruptly terminated this week.
According to the report, a physician working at Calgary’s Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre said that his personal Gmail account, which he used to transmit health information, has been hacked.“This breach is unacceptable and should never have occurred and we are certainly apologizing to our patients whose privacy may have been breached,” said Dr. Ted Braun, AHS vice president and medical director for central and southern Alberta.
Facebook said the scraping of public profiles is distinct from the data Cambridge Analytica reportedly used from users' friends who did not consent to sharing their data.Still, the documents show that Facebook was aware of potential policy violations by Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015.
But it’s absurd to think that the “human-embedded option,” which is basically a code (private key) embedded in an RFID chip, the same one you use to access your gym, is the wave of the future.
both Amazon and Google have confirmed that they do indeed have contractors in their employment who listen to audio clips from users. Shockingly, both Amazon and Google have confirmed that they do indeed have contractors in their employment who listen to audio clips from users.
Those include location tracking through a company-issued phone’s GPS or an employee ID badge, communication monitoring through email monitoring, Slack messages WORK, +1.13% or keystroke logging, and wellness programs that track health data, including sleep patterns.
When you add a work email address to your phone, you’ll likely be asked to install something called a Mobile Device Management (MDM) profile. MDM profiles, paired with device management tools, allow companies to track employee phones in a single dashboard.
In another case, a former Senior Executive, “who at the time of the investigation was a reemployed annuitant and employee of a private company, recommended that a Senior Agency Technical Director meet with his private employer,” the report said.
Dartmouth researchers have come up with a mobile-sensing system that judges employee performance “by monitoring the physical, emotional and behavioral well-being of workers to classify high and low performers.” I’m assuming the use of the word “well-being” in this context is ironic.
While the tool was originally designed to help moderate the platform and allow MySpace to comply with law enforcement requests, multiple sources said the tool was used for illegitimate purposes by employees who accessed Myspace user data without authorization to do so.
Speaking to the , Harvey -- who runs a project called Megapixels which reveals details on such data sets -- also says that even though MS Celeb has been deleted, its contents are still being shared around the web.
Although Snap said it has several tools that the company uses to help with customer reports, comply with laws, and to enforce the network's terms and policies, employees have used data access processes for illegitimate reasons to spy on users, according to two former employees.
Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker's location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by using ultrasonic sound pulses.
According to a Bloomberg report , Amazon employs thousands of workers to transcribe recordings of Alexa users for the purpose of improving the voice assistant's recognition algorithm. You can review a number of things here, including our voice history, skill permissions, and other data settings.
Uber developed spyware code-named Surfcam in its Sydney office in 2015Surfcam scraped data on competitors' cars to allow Uber to poach driversUber used Surfcam to steal drivers from start-up GoCatch The spyware program, code-named Surfcam, was deployed against Australian start-up rideshare company GoCatch, which was backed by high-profile investors including billionaire James Packer and hedge fund manager Alex Turnbull.
Brian Acton, the cofounder of WhatsApp, urged students at Stanford University to delete their Facebook accounts on Wednesday as he defended his reasons for selling his instant messaging startup to Mark Zuckerberg for $19 billion in 2014, according to Buzzfeed News .
A recent decision of the French Supreme Court illustrates this tension and highlights the need for litigators to take into account data privacy principles before producing evidence containing personal information.In this case, a company had organized mandatory staff representatives’ elections.
The ability of attackers to manipulate and shift data around is a real threat – one that could cause widespread financial and even physical harm as a result – if done successfully. Mitigating Against Data Manipulation Attacks To combat these types of attacks, organizations need to ensure they have endpoint visibility on their IT systems.