Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Sneek's user base has rapidly expanded in recent weeks as companies transition en masse to work-from home — signups have increased tenfold in in the past few weeks, cofounder Del Currie told Business Insider.

11 countries are now using people's phones to track the coronavirus pandemic, and it heralds a massive increase in surveillance

11 countries are now using people's phones to track the coronavirus pandemic, and it heralds a massive increase in surveillance

A new live index of ramped up security measures by Top10VPN details the countries which have already brought in measures to track the phones of coronavirus patients, ranging from anonymized aggregated data to monitor the movement of people more generally, to the tracking of individual suspected patients and their contacts, known as "contact tracing.".

Reddit's CEO described TikTok as 'parasitic' and 'spyware'

Reddit's CEO described TikTok as 'parasitic' and 'spyware'

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said TikTok is “fundamentally parasitic” at a panel discussion on Wednesday.According to TechCrunch, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman disputed the idea that Silicon Valley could learn anything from TikTok.

In an unprecedented move, Twitter gave a state university access to a student’s parody account after it complained that he was mocking the school

In an unprecedented move, Twitter gave a state university access to a student’s parody account after it complained that he was mocking the school

Kelly told Business Insider he has been in contact with the school about the parody account, including the administrator whose email appeared to be given access to it.

Jared Kushner reportedly used WhatsApp to chat with Mohammed bin Salman, who allegedly used the same app to hack Jeff Bezos

Jared Kushner reportedly used WhatsApp to chat with Mohammed bin Salman, who allegedly used the same app to hack Jeff Bezos

New reporting alleges that Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos‘ phone through WhatsApp. The report raises renewed concern about top White House aide Jared Kushner’s reported WhatsApp communications with bin Salman.

Ring and Amazon get slammed with a federal lawsuit that claims the companies failed to secure cameras against hackers

Ring and Amazon get slammed with a federal lawsuit that claims the companies failed to secure cameras against hackers

The lawsuit alleges that, as a manufacturer of security products, Ring failed to meet its „most basic obligation by not ensuring its Wi-Fi enabled cameras were protected against cyber-attack.“ It also argues that Ring and Amazon sought to avoid responsibility by blaming users for not implementing proper security measures despite knowing the risks of not requiring things like two-factor authentication.

I documented every surveillance camera on my way to work in New York City, and it revealed a dystopian reality

I documented every surveillance camera on my way to work in New York City, and it revealed a dystopian reality

I documented all of the cameras on a daily commute from Brooklyn to Business Insider's headquarters in downtown Manhattan.By 2022, the total number of cameras in the world could reach 45 billion.By 2022, the total number of cameras in the world could reach 45 billion.

Facebook built a facial recognition app for employees

Facebook built a facial recognition app for employees

Angela Lang/CNET , which has been under fire because of privacy concerns, said Thursday it built an internal app that allowed employees to identify their colleagues and friends who enabled facial recognition by pointing their phone cameras at them.

Is your Airbnb host spying on you with a hidden camera? Use this simple trick to find out.

Is your Airbnb host spying on you with a hidden camera? Use this simple trick to find out.

Alex Heid, chief research and development officer at SecurityScorecard, has developed a simple method for detecting whether an Airbnb host is watching guests live on a hidden camera.Here's how to find out if your Airbnb host is discreetly watching you on a live security camera.

Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people's data from Groups

Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people's data from Groups

In April 2018 Facebook implemented new rules restricting the amount of personal data third-parties could access following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Roughly 100 app developers retained access to group members' personal data, although Papamiltiadis said Facebook has now cut them off.

Popular period-tracking apps were found sharing extremely sensitive data to Facebook, including when users last had sex

Popular period-tracking apps were found sharing extremely sensitive data to Facebook, including when users last had sex

An investigation from privacy advocacy group Privacy International found that period-tracking apps downloaded by millions of users shared alarmingly sensitive data with Facebook and other third-parties, including users' drinking habits, medical symptoms, and when they last had sex.

Phone numbers for as many as 220 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

Phone numbers for as many as 220 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

The issue, a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider on Wednesday, stemmed from a feature, which has since been shut down, that allowed users to search for friends by their phone numbers.

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

A former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Equifax has been issued a prison sentence for insider trading on the firm's disastrous data breach before the incident became public knowledge.

Chilling undercover footage taken inside China's most oppressive region shows it's virtually impossible to escape the paranoid police state

Chilling undercover footage taken inside China's most oppressive region shows it's virtually impossible to escape the paranoid police state

A chilling new documentary created by two undercover reporters reveals the paranoia at the heart of China's 21st-century police state in Xinjiang, the western frontier region where authorities are cracking down on millions of Muslims.

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

An additional document Project Veritas obtained, titled “Fair is Not the Default” says “People (like us) are programmed” after the results of machine learning fairness.

The Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones

The Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones

Micah Lee, a computer security engineer and journalist, told INSIDER "it would be trivial for Saudi Arabia, as well as any other country, to track someone's physical location if they know the IMEI number of their target's phone.".

Federal investigators could hold Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for any Facebook privacy failings, according to new report

Federal investigators could hold Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for any Facebook privacy failings, according to new report

A federal investigation into Facebook could find Mark Zuckerberg directly responsible for any privacy failings on the social network, according to a new report in the Washington Post.

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

A Facebook spokesperson said before May 2016, it offered an option to verify a user's account using their email password and voluntarily upload their contacts at the same time. Facebook now plans to notify the 1.5 million users affected over the coming days and delete their contacts from the company's systems.

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook has partnered with The Daily Telegraph, a broadsheet British newspaper, to run a series of features about the company, Business Insider has found – including stories that defend it on hot-button issues it has been criticised over like terrorist content, online safety, cyberbullying, fake accounts, and hate speech.

Facebook censorship fast becoming an enemy of free expression for conservatives

Facebook censorship fast becoming an enemy of free expression for conservatives

According to a former Facebook insider who was interviewed by Project Veritas, the social media giant has allegedly developed an entire set of tools that it frequently uses to suppress conservative voices and target outspoken right-leaning users.

What are Data Manipulation Attacks, and How to Mitigate Against Them

What are Data Manipulation Attacks, and How to Mitigate Against Them

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.

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them from running away

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them from running away

NOS At least 1,000 women try to flee Saudi Arabia each year, and experts told INSIDER the text alerts had enabled many men to catch family members before they make it out.

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

This week, one passenger aboard a Singapore Airlines flight noticed a camera built into his IFE screen. "Some of our newer IFE systems provided by the original equipment manufacturers do have a camera provisioned and embedded in the hardware," an airline spokesman told Business Insider.

After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

The case of the Golden State Killer: how private and protected DNA data can be exploited in public databases Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When you mail your saliva sample to a company like 23andMe, Ancestry, Helix, or any one of a handful of current DNA testing startups , they run an analysis of the genetic data it contains.

Apple and Google accused of helping 'enforce gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country

Apple and Google accused of helping 'enforce gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country

Read more: Q&A: The hurdles and obstacles Saudi women runaways face Yasmine Mohammed, an ex-Muslim and outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia, told INSIDER that the companies are "facilitating the most archaic misogyny" and help the Saudi government to enforce "gender apartheid." According to the Google Play store, Absher has been downloaded on Android devices more than 1 million times.

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them running away

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them running away

NOS At least 1,000 women try to flee Saudi Arabia each year, and experts told INSIDER the text alerts have enabled many men to catch family members before they make it out.

A major privacy flaw in Apple's FaceTime lets others listen in on you before you answer the call

A major privacy flaw in Apple's FaceTime lets others listen in on you before you answer the call

A major privacy flaw in Apple's FaceTime video chat product has been discovered allowing someone to secretly eavesdrop on another user before they answer the call.

Facebook now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for advertising purposes, according to a report

Facebook now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for advertising purposes, according to a report

has changed its policy around location data collection and now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for ads purposes, according to a Gizmodo report on Tuesday.

Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone

Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone

Companies like Google and Facebook can hoover up vast quantities of data from third-party apps on people's smartphones, according to a detailed new study by the University of Oxford.

A former exec says Google once pulled the plug on videoconferencing tech because it couldn't identify people of colour

A former exec says Google once pulled the plug on videoconferencing tech because it couldn't identify people of colour

Google once had to “pull back” video-conferencing software for employees because of the technology’s inability to accurately identify people of colour, Google cloud executive Diane Bryant said on Tuesday.