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There’s a new open-source project to detect cellphone-snooping technology

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The EFF's Crocodile Hunter includes an API that gathers data on IMSI catchers and shares it with other researchers.

Researchers to Supreme Court: Terms of service violations shouldn't be CFAA crime

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Researchers worry that corporations' "terms of service" could have too much sway over the implementation of a federal anti-hacking law.

During a pandemic, stalkerware becomes even more sinister

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

Stalkerware detections have increased, some security researchers say, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces people to possibly quarantine with domestic abusers.

Internet freedom activists are concerned a Trump appointee could threaten pro-democracy work abroad

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Technologists working on security tools outside the U.S. warn that a major change to their funding could mean catastrophe.

Privacy groups are still trying to get documents unsealed in Facebook encryption case

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The ACLU and EFF say a failure to clarify the legal requirements for giving authorities access to encrypted communications would set a dangerous precedent.

Antivirus companies, anti-abuse nonprofits join forces to combat stalkerware

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

More cybersecurity companies are taking the software seriously, even though the apps are not typically flagged as malicious.

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