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Trump acknowledged for first time that in 2018 he authorized covert cyberattack against Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based troll farm that spearheaded Russian interference in 2016 presidential election and in 2018. https://t.co/5zH17KaQOr
Just in: Russian hacker, Yevgeniy Nikulin, accused of hacking LinkedIn, Formspring, and Dropbox, has been found guilty of computer hacking offenses by a federal court in California. He will be sentenced on September 29. Here's the original DOJ presser: https://t.co/H2fQImwU7D https://t.co/acctKtIK9y
CBP's argument seems to be, effectively, "if you don't want your license plate scanned, don't drive." Similarly in 2017, CBP told Americans travelers who (rightfully!) wanted to opt-out of airport face scanning should "refrain from traveling." https://t.co/CenLIskWrn
New: CBP says that there is no easy way for Americans to avoid having their movements tracked by its license plate surveillance program. One option is to "avoid the impacted area," which by the agency's own admission is "generally unrealistic." https://t.co/PlGx9xpkF5
Happy one-year anniversary to my FOIA for all CBP records related to the Perceptics data breach, which was granted both a fee waiver and expedited processing shortly after submission. In a perfect world, it would have been completed by now. Alas, if only. https://t.co/E8VKKUYecl
Oh — good point — @patrickwardle builds a bunch of apps, including OverSight, which also monitor to see when your webcam and microphone become active: https://t.co/H055BQ5mzN Also he builds these tools for $0, so don't forget to donate to his Patreon. https://t.co/HzQy51BmSw
Worth noting that you should take precautions based on your threat model. That said, I think the previous tweet basically covers everyone. tl;dr: Covering your webcam takes little effort and doesn't cost a thing — just like using a password manager and setting up two-factor!
Why do this? So that software — whether legitimate, mandatory but shady (like work-monitoring software), or malware (like spyware or stalkerware) — can't spy on you whenever it wants. Also, don't forget your microphone. Tape doesn't work well here. Try a microphone blocker.
I get what Apple is saying here, but yes, you should use a webcam cover. Just *of course* be careful with the display. Worst case, use a piece of thick or opaque tape doubled-over. Masking tape is great, or the sticky side of a Post-It note. Easily removable. https://t.co/DW2tyeCoRM
New: Signal is going to store your contacts in the cloud protecting them with a PIN and cybersecurity experts are worried this new feature compromises users' privacy. We break down and explain this debate here. https://t.co/cs0xAzKXSx?
"A protest schedule seen by The Intercept shows Dataminr was explicitly surveilling dozens of protests big and small, from Detroit and Brooklyn to York, Pennsylvania, and Hampton Roads, Virginia." Read @samfbiddle on Dataminr's role in police surveillance https://t.co/Dmmm2gIrOg