security-bits

Companies track any phone on the planet

As soon as the target switches the phone on, it’s already too late. Digital spies have pinpointed the phone’s location and, without hacking the device itself, are tracking it from tens of thousands of miles away. This is not a capability limited to superpowers—private firms now provide global phone tracking and interception.

NYT: Cellphones at risk

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.

 

listen to this: i spy with my digital eye

We’re quick to react against the idea of surveillance, but it turns out that we’ve invited it into our homes through devices like digital assistants, connected toys and baby monitors.

are you comfortable with the idea that someone might be watching you or listening to you right now?

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