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March 30, 2020
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider

Shona Ghosh / Business Insider  
Houseparty Users Link Hacks of Other Accounts Such as PayPal, Netflix and Spotify to the Social App, Houseparty Denies Breach

Users of Epic Games’ social app Houseparty say they’ve been hacked, reporting that their PayPal, Netflix, Spotify, and online-banking accounts were compromised and say the blame lies with Houseparty. Houseparty said that it had found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts. It’s unclear why the users are linking the hacked accounts to Houseparty other than the social app, which is surging in popularity during the coronavirus crisis, which is the last app they signed up before the hacks began.

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May 18, 2020
David Shortell, Evan Perez / CNN

David Shortell, Evan Perez / CNN  
FBI Claims to Have Broken the Encryption on Pensacola Shooter’s iPhones Substantially Weakening the Government’s Push for Encryption Backdoors

Mohammed Alshamrani, a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force in training at Naval Air Station Pensacola who killed three U.S. sailors and wounded others at the base, was in touch with a suspected al Qaeda operative, according to the FBI broke which broke through the encryption protecting the Saudi attacker’s iPhones, sources say. If the Bureau did achieve this encryption breakthrough, the case made by the FBI and Attorney General William Barr for demanding backdoors into encrypted communications services and devices appears to be substantially weakened. Law enforcement said they had initially been unable to retrieve data stored on two iPhones belonging to the shooter, and they cited that hurdle in trying to complete their investigation of the attacker’s ideology and his radicalization.

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New York Times: F.B.I. Is Said to Find Links Between Pensacola Gunman and Al Qaeda
Wall Street Journal: FBI Discovers al Qaeda Link in Pensacola Attack
Forbes: Feds Hack iPhones In Pensacola Terrorist Shooting Case, But Still Slam Apple For Not Helping
Justice Department: Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray Announce Significant Developments in the Investigation of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Shooting
MacRumors: FBI Reportedly Gained Access to iPhone Used by Mass Shooter in Florida After Apple Refused to Help
Associated Press: Pensacola gunman’s cellphones reveal meticulous planning for attack, FBI says
Task & Purpose: The FBI has evidence linking Al Qaeda to the NAS Pensacola shooting
Capital Gazette: Gunman accused of killing 3 sailors at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida, US official says
The Sun: Saudi student who shot dead 3 US sailors on Florida Naval Base ‘had been in contact with Al Qaeda’ in days before attack
Business Insider: The FBI found links to Al Qaeda after cracking the phones of the Saudi gunman who attacked a Florida naval base
AOL: Official: FBI finds link between Pensacola gunman, al-Qaida
GANNETT Syndication Service: Official: FBI finds link between NAS Pensacola gunman, al-Qaida
Newsweek: FBI Finds Florida Gunman Who Killed U.S. Sailors Was Linked to Al Qaeda After Breaking iPhone Encryption
Yahoo! News: FBI finds Al Qaeda link to Pensacola naval base shooting suspect: US official
Bloomberg: FBI Gets Into Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone, Finds an Al-Qaeda Tie
RT USA: Saudi pilot who went on gun rampage at Florida naval base linked to ‘Al-Qaeda operative’
The Crime Report: FBI Finds Link Between Pensacola Shooter, Al-Qaeda
Axios: FBI finds links between Pensacola gunman and Al Qaeda
Cult of Mac: FBI cracks alleged al-Qaida shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help
USATODAY: Feds connect al Qaeda contacts to deadly Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting
AppleInsider: FBI breaks iPhone security to uncover Pensacola shooter & Al Qaeda link
NBCNews: FBI: Pensacola gunman prodded by al Qaeda to attack
Wired: The FBI Backs Down Against Apple—Again
The Register – Security: Attorney General: We didn’t need Apple to crack terrorist’s iPhones – tho we still want iGiant to do it in future
Cyberscoop: U.S. officials say they’ve cracked Pensacola shooter’s iPhones, blast Apple
CNET: FBI slams ‘Apple problem’ as it unlocks Pensacola shooter’s iPhones – CNET
News : NPR: FBI: New iPhone Evidence Shows Pensacola Shooter Had Ties To Al-Qaida
iDownloadBlog.com: The FBI has reportedly bypassed the security on the Pensacola mass shooter’s iPhone
Fortune: FBI: “We received effectively no help from Apple” in accessing Pensacola Shooter’s iPhones
WCCFtech: FBI Hacks Florida Shooter’s iPhones without Apple’s Help & Finds al Qaeda Link
ZDNet Security: FBI criticizes Apple for not helping crack Pensacola shooter’s iPhones
AppleInsider: Apple rejects ‘false claims’ by Justice Department regarding Pensacola investigation
iMore: Apple denies “false claims” by Justice Department over Pensacola attack
Cult of Mac: FBI attacks Apple for ‘no help’ unlocking Florida attacker’s iPhone; Apple rejects ‘false’ claims
Patently Apple: DOJ and FBI described crucial data found on the Pensacola Terrorist’s iPhones today in a news Conference, without Apple’s Assistance
Business Insider: The FBI found links to Al Qaeda after cracking the phones of the Saudi gunman who attacked a Florida naval base
The Sun: Saudi student who shot dead 3 US sailors on Florida Naval Base ‘had been in contact with Al Qaeda’ in days before attack
BuzzFeed News: The Pensacola Naval Base Shooter Had Longtime “Significant Ties” To Al-Qaeda
Newsweek: FBI Finds Florida Gunman Who Killed U.S. Sailors Was Linked to Al Qaeda After Breaking iPhone Encryption
iDownloadBlog.com: The FBI has reportedly bypassed the security on the Pensacola mass shooter’s iPhone
Appleosophy: Apple Fires Back at FBI and Attorney General William Barr Regarding Florida Shooter’s iPhone
MacRumors: FBI Reportedly Gained Access to iPhone Used by Mass Shooter in Florida After Apple Refused to Help
Task & Purpose: The FBI has evidence linking Al Qaeda to the NAS Pensacola shooting
MacRumors: Apple Calls FBI Comments on Lack of Help Unlocking Florida Shooter’s iPhone an ‘Excuse to Weaken Encryption’
SlashGear » security: Apple blasts Barr over iPhone lock “false claims” in Pensacola shooter case
Homeland Security Today: FBI: Pensacola Shooter Tied to AQAP Before Coming to the U.S., Discussed Attack
Zero Hedge: FBI Cracks Into Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone, Find “Significant Ties” To Al Qaeda
CBSNews.com: Saudi shooter in Florida air base attack had ties to al Qaeda
TechSpot: Officials still want backdoor into cellphones after cracking two iPhones without help
Yahoo! News: U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases
iPhone Hacks: FBI Has Reportedly Unlocked One of the iPhones Used by Mass Shooter in Florida Last Year
The Mac Observer: FBI Bypasses Encryption on Pensacola Attacker’s iPhones
Cult of Mac: FBI cracks alleged al-Qaida shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help
The Guardian: Pensacola gunman’s cellphones reveal meticulous planning for attack, FBI says
UPI.com: FBI: Agents unlocked phones to tie Pensacola gunman Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani to al-Qaida
TIME: Gunman in Deadly Pensacola Military Base Attack Linked to al-Qaida, FBI Says
Ars Technica: iPhone crypto hid al-Qaida link to naval base shooting, AG fumes
USATODAY: Feds connect al Qaeda contacts to deadly Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting
New York Post: FBI found al Qaeda’s link to Pensacola shooter through iPhones
AppleInsider: FBI breaks iPhone security to uncover Pensacola shooter & Al Qaeda link [u]
The Huffington Post : FBI Says It Found Links Between Pensacola Gunman And Al-Qaeda
Capital Gazette: Gunman accused of killing 3 sailors at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida, US official says
Stars and Stripes: FBI: Shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola had link to al-Qaida
TIME: Gunman in Deadly Pensacola Military Base Attack Linked to al-Qaida, FBI Says
Ars Technica: iPhone crypto hid al-Qaida link to naval base shooting, AG fumes
Heavy.com: Pensacola, Florida Gunman Mohammed Alshamrani Link to Al-Qaida Found
Engadget: AG Barr seeks ‘legislative solution’ to make companies unlock phones
Daily Dot: FBI unlocks Pensacola shooter’s iPhone despite Apple’s opposition
Multichannel: AG Barr Hammers Apple in Terrorism Case Announcement
Vox: Why Attorney General Bill Barr is mad at Apple
Heavy.com: Pensacola, Florida Gunman Mohammed Alshamrani Link to Al-Qaida Found
POLITICO: Pensacola gunman was working with al Qaeda, FBI finds
USNI News: FBI Says Unlocked iPhone Messages Link NAS Pensacola Shooter to Al Qaeda; AG Barr Says Incident was ‘Act of Terrorism’
Input: FBI breaks into Pensacola shooter’s iPhone after six months, revealing al Qaeda links
TribLIVE: FBI: Shooter at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida
emptywheel: Bill Barr and Chris Wray Schedule a Press Conference to Admit Trump Let an Al Qaeda Terrorist onto Our Military Base
PhoneArena: Who is lying, Apple or Attorney General William Barr?
Channel News Asia: FBI phone probe links al Qaeda to Saudi who killed 3 at Florida base
RT USA: Saudi pilot who went on gun rampage at Florida naval base linked to ‘Al-Qaeda operative’
Algemeiner.com: FBI Phone Probe Links Al Qaeda to Saudi Shooter Who Killed Three at Florida Navy Base
MacDailyNews: Apple rejects ‘false claims’ by Justice Department regarding Islamic terrorist attack in Pensacola
Reuters: U.S.: FBI phone probe links al Qaeda to Saudi who killed three at Florida base, Barr says
France 24: FBI says al Qaeda linked to Saudi shooter at Florida naval base
The New Daily: FBI links al-Qaeda to US base shooting
MacDailyNews: FBI cracks iPhone encryption, links al Qaeda to Islamic terrorist who killed three at Florida naval base
MacDailyNews: Apple rejects ‘false claims’ by Justice Department regarding Islamic terrorist attack in Pensacola
CNN.com: FBI delivers to America a chilling reminder about al Qaeda
Input: FBI breaks into Pensacola shooter’s iPhone after six months, revealing al Qaeda links
The Verge: The FBI successfully broke into a gunman’s iPhone, but it’s still very angry at Apple
Washington Post: Attorney general and FBI director blast Apple after tracing Pensacola gunman’s phone to al-Qaeda
New York Times: F.B.I. Finds Links Between Pensacola Gunman and Al Qaeda

@dnvolz: Sound familiar? FBI gets into iPhone belonging to dead terrorist that they said months ago they could not unlock.
@adamgoldmanNYT: The F.B.I. found the gunman, a Saudi Air Force cadet training with the American military, had communicated with a Qaeda operative who had encouraged the attacks
@kevincollier: "Breaking encryption" on an iPhone has a specific meaning and enormous consequences. I really hope those making that claim today wouldn't do so without backing it up.
@nakashimae: FBI Director Chris Wray: "We received effectively no help from Apple" in accessing the Pensacola shooter's iPhones.
@zackwhittaker: Apple in January: "The FBI only notified us on January 6 that they needed additional assistance—a month after the attack occurred. Only then did we learn about the existence of a second iPhone associated with the investigation and the FBI's inability to access either iPhone."
@zackwhittaker: Apple also said at the time it responded to six more legal requests for information between Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, and that it provided iCloud backups, account information and transactional data for multiple accounts.
@zackwhittaker: It's not that Apple provided "effectively no help" to the FBI. It's that Apple didn't acquiesce to the wants and wishes of the government and backdoor its own devices. We almost had an entire court case about this — but the FBI bottled it.
@iblametom: New - The FBI hacks into the iPhones of Pensacola shooter, finds links to Al Qaeda. But director Chris Wray still says Apple should've helped and its delays caused real problems.
@karaswisher: Looks like the government can do what it said it could not do
@macrumors: FBI Reportedly Gained Access to iPhone Used by Mass Shooter in Florida After Apple Refused to Help https://macrumors.com/2020/05/18/fbi-reportedly-accessed-alshamrani-iphone/ by @rsgnl
@zackwhittaker: ACLU statement is extremely Nail polish "The boy who cried wolf has nothing on the agency that cried encryption."
@iblametom: Source at FBI told me they chose the wrong battle with Pensacola too... they’ve been able to get into iPhone 5 and 7 for some time.
@dotmudge: Two things: 1 - AQAP (Al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula) linked terrorist attack on US soil, and it barely makes the news cycle 2 - investigations show accessing iPhones on one-off’s continues to negate necessity to drop user crypto protections at large
@DevlinBarrett: Attorney general and FBI director crank up their encryption fight with Apple, blasting the company after agents traced data on a Pensacola gunman’s phone to al-Qaeda
@ahmed: FBI says Saudi shooter at Pensacola base was in touch with al-Qaeda leaders, accuses Apple of wasting “valuable time” by refusing to unlock his phone to investigators


March 18, 2020
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica

Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica  
Malfunction in Facebook Anti-Spam Function Caused Social Media Network to Flag Legitimate News About Covid-19 as Spam

A malfunction in an anti-spam rule at Facebook caused the social media network’s system to flag legitimate news articles about Covid-19 as spam. Reports from reputable news outlets were marked as violations of “community guidelines” and automatically taken down, and many but not all had “coronavirus” mentioned in either the headline or in the article’s body. Reports from sites such as Politico, The Atlantic, USA Today, Vice, Business Insider, Axios, and The Seattle Times were affected. Facebook Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen said the company fixed the problem and “restored all the posts that were incorrectly removed, which included posts on all topics – not just those related to COVID-19. This was an issue with an automated system that removes links to abusive websites, but incorrectly removed a lot of other posts too.”

Related: Tech Insider, TechCrunch

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May 15, 2020
David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld, Alexandra Alper / Reuters

David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld, Alexandra Alper / Reuters  
Trump Administration Blocks Chip Supplies to Huawei Raising Fears That China Will Retaliate, Commerce Department Separately Extended Ability of Rural Telcos to Use Huawei Gear

The Trump administration moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering shares of U.S. producers of chipmaking equipment. Under a new rule developed by the Commerce Department, U.S. authority to require licenses for sales to Huawei of semiconductors made abroad with U.S. technology has been dramatically expanded to halt exports to China’s leading smartphone maker. Reports indicate that China is getting ready to put U.S. companies on an “unreliable entity list,” as part of the retaliation against the U.S. move against Huawei. Among the measures contemplated are launching investigations and imposing restrictions on U.S. companies such as Apple, Cisco, and Qualcomm as well as suspending purchase of Boeing airplanes.  The move also hits Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the biggest contract chipmaker, and key Huawei supplier, which just announced plans to build a U.S.-based plant. Separately, the Commerce Department extended a temporary license that was set to expire on Friday to allow U.S. companies, mostly rural telcos, to continue doing business with Huawei through August 13.

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Global Times : Shares of key US firms dive as Chinese govt source leaks retaliation plan on Huawei ban
Global Times : Insider reveals details on China’s plan to target US tech giants to retaliate against Huawei ban
iMore : China threatens companies like Apple with investigations and restrictions
Law360: US Aims To Muscle Huawei Out Of Global Chip Supply Chain – Law360
Computer Weekly: US maintains ban on Chinese tech firms as Huawei, ZTE make 5G leaps
SiliconANGLE: U.S. implements new rules to restrict Huawei’s access to chip technology
Wired: The US Will Help a Taiwan Firm Build a Chip Plant in Arizona
New York Times – Business: U.S. Delivers Another Blow to Huawei With New Tech Restrictions
South China Morning Post: US plans to further restrict Huawei’s development of semiconductors using American technology
Cyberscoop: US Commerce Department tightens screws on Huawei export controls
WCCFtech: Huawei Crippled by the Latest Round of U.S. Sanctions as the Broader Chipmaker Sphere Plunges Into the Red
MacDailyNews: China ready to target Apple, other U.S. firms in retaliation against U.S.’ Huawei ban
Android Central : Trump administration will soon begin blocking Huawei’s global chip supply
Zero Hedge: Futures Tumble After US Restarts Trade War With China, Locks Out Huawei; China Vows Retaliation Against Apple, Boeing
xda-developers: Win a Huawei P40 Pro+ [Open to all Countries]
Digit: Jios new Rs 999 prepaid plan gives users 3GB daily data with a validity of 84 days
Multichannel: Commerce Targets Huawei with New Restrictions
Law360: US Aims To Muscle Huawei Out Of Global Chip Supply Chain – Law360
MarketWatch.com – Software Industry News: Capitol Report: Trump administration moves to cut Huawei off from semiconductor suppliers
CNBC Technology: U.S.-China tensions rise as Trump administration moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers
Reuters: Business News: U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers
The Hill: Cybersecurity: Commerce Department cracks down on Huawei’s access to chips

@SariArhoHavren: On Friday, “the Trump administration moved to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei from global chipmakers. The US Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to strategically target Huawei's acquisition of semiconductors.."


April 2, 2020
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch  
Zoom CEO Apologizes for Security and Privacy Glitches, Says Company Will Implement 90-Day Feature Freeze and Work with Third-Party Experts to Produce Transparency Report

Wildly popular videoconferencing app Zoom has been battered with a series of privacy and security controversies since its meteoric rise during the COVID-19 crisis even as the company has quickly signed up 200 million new users. In the wake of these controversies, CEO Eric S. Yuan has written a lengthy blog post to address some of the concerns around Zoom. In particular, Yuan said that Zoom is enacting a 90-day feature freeze during which the company won’t ship any new feature until it is done fixing the current feature set. Zoom will also work with third-party experts and prepare a transparency report. Yuan apologized for the glitches saying that “We did not design the product with the foresight that, in a matter of weeks, every person in the world would suddenly be working, studying, and socializing from home.”

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Forbes : Zoom Just Made These Powerful COVID-19 Security And Privacy Moves Following Outcry
CNET: Zoom boss says it’ll freeze feature updates to address security issues
Neowin: Zoom to fix security and privacy issues in 90-day feature freeze
BusinessLine – Home: Zoom announces 90-day freeze on feature updates to focus on privacy and security
iPhone Hacks: Zoom Announces 90 Days Feature Freeze, Will Work on Improving the Security Of Its Platform
Engadget: Zoom vows to win back user trust with extensive security review
The Verge: What Zoom doesn’t understand about the Zoom backlash
Business Insider: Zoom’s CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million
TechJuice: ‘Zoombombing’ is becoming an issue amid rising popularity due to coronavirus
HOTforSecurity: Zoom-bombing: FBI warns of rise in teleconference hijacking amid stay-at-home order
Computer Business Review: Zoom Security Storm: Company Apologises, Hackers Squabble
GeekWire: Zoom Security Storm: Company Apologises, Hackers Squabble
Reuters: Zoom pulls in more than 200 million daily video users during worldwide lockdowns
PhoneArena: SpaceX employees forbidden from using the Zoom app over privacy concerns
Android Authority: Zoom won’t add new features for 90 days as it tackles privacy, security woes
ZDNet Security: Zoom: We’re freezing all new features to sort out security and privacy
TechCrunch: Zoom freezes feature development to fix security and privacy issues
ExtremeTech: Zoom’s Security and Privacy Practices Kind of Zuck
MobileSyrup.com: Zoom vows to fix issues around privacy and security within 90-days
WCCFtech: Zoom Gets Banned at SpaceX Following Privacy Concerns
Trusted Reviews: Why Zoom is attracting so much criticism right now
RTE: Zoom stops product development to fix security issues
E-Commerce Times: Zoom’s Soaring Popularity Is a Double-Edged Sword
9to5Mac: Zoom penetration tests commissioned to improve ‘trust, safety and privacy’
Digital Trends: SpaceX tells workers to ditch Zoom over ‘significant’ privacy concerns
Android Central : Zoom apologizes over security and privacy issues and freezes new features
iMore: Zoom apologizes over security and privacy issues and freezes new features
Windows Central : Zoom apologizes over security and privacy issues and freezes new features
Channel News Asia: Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns
Tech Insider: Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over security and privacy concerns
Thomas Brewster – Forbes: Why Zoom Really Needs Better Privacy: $1.3 Million Orders Show The US Government’s COVID-19 Response Is Now Relying On It
Android Authority: Zoom won’t add new features for 90 days as it tackles privacy, security woes
Graham Cluley: Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars
Telecompaper Headlines: Zoom promises full security review as users pass 200 mln per day
MobileSyrup.com: Zoom vows to fix issues around privacy and security within 90-days
The Financial Express: Has Zoom got it right on security?
Security Affairs: Crooks use tainted Zoom apps to target users at home due to Coronavirus outbreak
Ubergizmo: Zoom Pledges To Spend The Next 90 Days Fixing Its Privacy And Security Issues
ET news: Security snafus exhumed amid Zoom boom
Fast Company: Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans employees from using Zoom over ‘significant privacy and security concerns’
USA Today: Zoom to focus on security, privacy, CEO says, as usage booms during coronavirus crisis
SlashGear » security: Zoom CEO responds: What happens next for hit video calling app
City A.M. – Technology: Zoom vows to fix security issues as it hits 200m daily users
The State of Security: Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars
TechWorm: Zoom Security Vulnerability Leaks Windows Login Credentials To Hackers
The Hill: Zoom vulnerabilities draw new scrutiny amid coronavirus fallout
CBSNews.com: FBI warns of online attacks on video conference app Zoom
The Next Web: After a litany of security fuck-ups, Zoom promises weekly updates
E Hacking News: Hackers use fake Zoom domains to spread malware
BBC News: Zoom boss apologises for security issues and promises fixes
Digital Trends: Zoom freezes development of new features to fix privacy issues
Trusted Reviews: Why Zoom is attracting so much criticism right now
BetaNews: Zoom issues an apology for privacy and security issues, will enact a feature freeze to focus on fixes
The Verge: Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues
Tom’s Guide News: Zoom privacy and security issues: Here’s everything that’s wrong (so far)
Zoom: A Message to Our Users

@josephfcox: Zoom announces several changes, such as a "feature freeze" and moving all engineering resources to fixing privacy and security issues; enhancing its bug bounty program https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/01/a-message-to-our-users/
@TheHackersNews: UPDATE: After facing backlash over #privacy & security concerns, #Zoom today issued updates to patch some recently disclosed flaws & also announced to enhance its #bugbounty program and shift all of its engineering resources to resolve further issues. https://thehackernews.com/2020/04/zoom-windows-password.html
@runasand: Letter from @zoom_us CEO @ericsyuan outlines what the company has done and will do moving forward to address issues and concerns, including shifting “engineering resources to focus on our biggest trust, safety, and privacy issues.”
@ashk4n: I have to say the response from @zoom_us to all the privacy, security, and #abusability issues surrounding their platform is very good: CEO acknowledges the specific problems, lays out steps they’re taking to fix them, and clear communicates steps to users


April 17, 2020
Andy Greenberg / Wired

Andy Greenberg / Wired  
Google and Apple Face as Host of Privacy-Related Questions Regarding Their Proposed COVID-19 Tracing Apps, As Well as Fears of Surveillance and False-Positive Emotional Turmoil

When announcing last week that they will jointly develop COVID-19 tracing apps, Apple and Google said that starting next month they’ll add new features to their mobile operating systems that make it possible for certain approved apps, run by government health agencies, to use Bluetooth radios to track physical proximity between phones. If someone later receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, they can report it through the app, and any users who have been in recent contact will receive a notification. The system will be entirely opt-in, with no location data and only positive coronavirus users reported. Security and privacy experts have nevertheless pointed to serious privacy flaws with the proposed tracing system, including the fundamental questions of whether users are signing up for a surveillance system or will subject themselves to a more intrusive ad delivery system. On top of that is the emotional turmoil any false-positive tests may cause individuals.

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The Daily Swig: Coronavirus: UK contact-tracing app raises privacy concerns
IT World Canada: Federal privacy commissioner issues framework for COVID-19 measures
Popular Science: Can smartphone apps track COVID-19 without violating your privacy?
Axios: Bluetooth-based coronavirus contact tracing finds broad support in tech and government
Computer Business Review: Europe Publishes Contact-Tracing App Guidelines
The Sun: Government’s London-centric coronavirus plan to ditch contract tracing, blasted by expert
Roll Call: ACLU cautiously approves COVID-19 tracking apps
TechTarget: EU warns no compromise on privacy as NHS clashes with tech firms on contact tracing
Startups News | Tech News: IoT tech startup Nodle launches Coalition, a free, privacy-first contact tracing app to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Daily Swig: Coronavirus contact-tracing apps are worse than useless – Schneier
iMore: UK’s NHS clashes with Google and Apple over contact tracing
Android Central : UK’s NHS clashes with Google and Apple over contact tracing
The Register – Security: Europe publishes draft rules for coronavirus contact-tracing app development, on a relaxed schedule
Pocket-lint: The EU has published draft rules for how contact tracing apps should work
Pocket-lint: How the NHSX coronavirus contact-tracing app will work
WRAL Tech Wire: Will contact tracing via apps help fight pandemic at risk of personal privacy?
MacRumors: Apple and Google in ‘Standoff’ With UK Health Service Over COVID-19 Contact Tracing App
Fortune: Researchers working on ‘contact tracing’ say they welcome Apple and Google’s help
Business Insider: The UK scrambles to launch its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, after getting derailed by Apple and Google
VentureBeat: ProBeat: Apple and Google’s contact detection API will fail, but they should build it anyway
AppleInsider: Security experts have concerns about Apple and Google contact tracing
The Hacker News: Google and Apple Plan to Turn Phones into COVID-19 Contact-Tracking Devices
MacDailyNews: ACLU has concerns with Apple-Google’s COVID-19 contact-tracing plan


May 15, 2020
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
M2M Certificate and Key Management Company Venafi Is Buying UK Kubernetes Startup Jetstack

Venafi, part of the so-called “Silicon Slopes” cluster of startups in Utah and a vendor of certificate and key management for machine-to-machine connections, is acquiring Jetstack, a U.K. startup that helps enterprises migrate and work within Kubernetes and cloud-based ecosystems. Jetstack is also the developer of cert-manager, a popular, open-source native Kubernetes certificate management controller. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

May 21, 2020
Russell Brandom / The Verge

Russell Brandom / The Verge  
Apple and Google Roll Out Support for Their Coronavirus Exposure Notification System, Three U.S. States, Twenty-Two Countries Sign Up

In a move that makes digital contact tracing one step closer to reality in the U.S. and other countries, Apple and Google rolled out support for their coronavirus exposure notification system, as implemented in an update to iOS and Android. The joint system uses a complex BLE Beacon protocol to allow users to track recent exposures to other users who have tested positive for COVID-19. Both tech giants pledge not to monetize the data and to shut down the system once the tracking is no longer needed. Three U.S. states have come forward to announce their own notification systems based on the app – Alabama, South Carolina, and North Dakota. The companies say 22 countries have separately received access to the API, although it declined to name specific nations.

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Business Insider: Apple and Google are making their COVID-19 exposure tech available to public health agencies, which means you’ll soon have access to contact tracing apps (GOOG, GOOGL, APPL)
iMore: Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19
Android Central : Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19
Mic: The Trump administration demanded the U.N. remove abortion access from its pandemic response plan
Fortune: Apple, Google’s COVID-19 tracing tool is one big step closer to being put to use
Roll Call: Apple, Google release template for COVID-19 contact tracing apps
Future of Privacy Forum: FPF CEO: Will I Install an Exposure Notification App? Thoughts on the Apple-Google API
Android Authority: Google and Apple announce exposure notification API (Update: Now public)
iPhone Hacks: Apple Releases iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 with Exposure Notification API for Contact Tracing Apps
ET news: ‘Failed mishmash’ of privacy protections insufficient for NHS app users
Tech Insider: Apple and Google are making their COVID-19 exposure tech available to public health agencies, which means you’ll soon have access to contact tracing apps (GOOG, GOOGL, APPL)
WRAL Tech Wire: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps tracking COVID-19 exposure
Gulf News Technology: Apple, Google release technology for COVID-19 apps
LA Daily News: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps
TIME: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure
POLITICO: Apple, Google release coronavirus-tracing software — but will it help?
MacRumors: Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, Over 20 Countries Have Requested and Received Access
MacDailyNews: Apple TV+ faces dual challenges
TechCrunch: Apple and Google launch exposure notification API, enabling public health authorities to release apps
xda-developers: [Update 6: API Live] Google and Apple announce the Contact Tracing API and Bluetooth spec to warn users of COVID-19
Vox: Apple and Google roll out their new exposure notification tool. Interest seems limited.
MacRumors: Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.5 With Exposure Notification API, Face ID Mask Updates, Group FaceTime Changes and More
iMore: Apple releases iOS 13.5 with exposure notification API, Face ID updates
Pocket-lint: What’s new in iOS 13.5? COVID-19 Exposure Notification API and more
Input: iOS 13.5 is here with smarter Face ID unlock when you’re wearing a face mask
MacStories: Apple Releases iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, Face ID Bypass for Masks, FaceTime Setting, and Apple Music Stories Sharing
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BBC: Apple and Google release marks ‘watershed moment’ for contact-tracing apps
The Guardian: Apple and Google release phone technology to notify users of coronavirus exposure
MacDailyNews: How to opt out of COVID-19 contact tracing in iOS 13.5
TechCrunch: Apple and Google launch exposure notification API, enabling public health authorities to release apps
POLITICO: Apple, Google release coronavirus-tracing software — but will it help?
Fortune: Apple, Google’s COVID-19 tracing tool is one big step closer to being put to use
LA Daily News: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps
TIME: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure
WRAL Tech Wire: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps tracking COVID-19 exposure
LA Daily News: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps
TIME: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure
IT News : Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets
iMore: Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19
channelnews: Could Apple & Google’s COVID-19 Tracing Tech Make COVIDSafe Better?
ZDNet: Apple releases iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 contact tracing feature, Face ID improvements
MacRumors: Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, Over 20 Countries Have Requested and Received Access
MacDailyNews: Apple TV+ faces dual challenges
Techdirt: The Case For Contact Tracing Apps Built On Apple And Google’s Exposure Notification System
xda-developers: [Update 6: API Live] Google and Apple announce the Contact Tracing API and Bluetooth spec to warn users of COVID-19
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MacStories: Apple Releases iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, Face ID Bypass for Masks, FaceTime Setting, and Apple Music Stories Sharing
Android Authority: Google and Apple announce exposure notification API (Update: Now public)
Pocket-lint: What’s new in iOS 13.5? COVID-19 Exposure Notification API and more
iMore: Apple releases iPadOS 13.5
Pocket-lint: What’s new in iOS 13.5? COVID-19 Exposure Notification API and more
Techradar: iOS 13.5 is here – why you should download it right away
Vox: Apple and Google roll out their new exposure notification tool. Interest seems limited.

@carolineha_: By the way, Apple + Google's API — the backbone that public health authorities can use to build exposure notification apps — went out today. The companies said today that "a number" of US states and 22 countries on 5 continents have requested access
@lukOlejnik: Here's how Google Play will verify that the contact tracing apps are actually from "national health authorities". Seems the system may behave differently if there's a risk of "high risk of transmission". What does it mean? I don't know! #COVID?19 https://support.google.com/googleplay/and
@LeoKelion: Apple and Google have delivered - now public health authorities get to see if there's real advantage in adopting their Covid-19 contact tracing model. But there may be some teething issues along the way
@geoffreyfowler: Apple and Google’s coronavirus exposure software is here, along with iOS 13.5 Now we’re waiting for apps that that use it. So far, we just know 3 states saying they’re going to try: Alabama, South Carolina and North Dakota.


April 8, 2020
Ryan Browne / CNBC

Ryan Browne / CNBC  
Zoom Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit by Shareholder Who Claims Company Failed to Disclose Security Problems, Despite News of the Suit Zoom’s Stock Rises More Than 4%

Zoom has been hit with a class-action lawsuit by one of its shareholders, Michael Drieu, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Drieu alleges the company failed to disclose issues with its video conferencing platform’s privacy and security, a failure that has caused the company’s stock price to tumble.  Despite news of the lawsuit, Zoom stock was up more than 4% on Wednesday morning.

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March 31, 2020
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet  
Houseparty to Pay $1 Million Bounty to First Person Who Can Unmask ‘Paid Commercial Smear Campaign’ Falsely Tying It to Hacks of Other Accounts

Houseparty, a video conferencing desktop and mobile application, said it would pay a $1 million bounty to anyone who could unmask the entity behind what the company described as “a paid commercial smear campaign.” The company’s offer follows a series of mostly British tabloid reports of user reports that their other accounts were hacked after installing the app. The company firmly denied any hacking rumors claiming that the app “doesn’t collect passwords for other sites” and therefore, couldn’t be responsible for the hacks. In a tweet, the company said, “We are investigating indications that the recent hacking rumors were spread by a paid commercial smear campaign to harm Houseparty,” and announced it is offering a $1,000,000 bounty for the first person to provide proof the campaign.

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Tweets:@LukasStefanko @houseparty @houseparty @gcluley

Cityam : Houseparty Offers $1m for Info on ‘Smear Campaign’
The Telegraph: Houseparty offers $1m reward to unmask people behind ‘hacking smear campaign’
IBTimes India: Houseparty hacked? Creators strongly deny, offer $1M for proof of sabotage and important advice
MediaNama: Digital Media in India: Houseparty denies hack, puts out bounty for ‘smear’ proof
The Next Web: Houseparty offers $1M bounty for proof of hacking ‘smear campaign’
Infosecurity Magazine: Houseparty Offers $1m for Info on ‘Smear Campaign’
Newsweek: Is Houseparty Safe? Video App Denies Hack, Offers $1 Million Reward for Proof of ‘Paid Commercial Smear Campaign’
Mashable: Video chat app Houseparty blames ‘smear campaign’ for hacking controversy, offers $1 million bounty
Security Brief: Houseparty denies security breach as users accuse app of hacking accounts
Panda Security Mediacenter: The Houseparty Hack – Fact or Fiction?
Verdict: No, Houseparty hasn’t been hacked – inside the $1m mystery
Trusted Reviews: How to delete a Houseparty account on Android, iPhone and Mac
Techradar: Houseparty offers million-dollar reward to prove hacking rumours were smear campaign
Pocket-lint: What is Houseparty and how do you use it?
The Sun: Houseparty ‘NOT hacked’ – and offers $1MILLION bounty to find person who started ‘smear campaign’
Windows Central : Houseparty offering $1 million for proof hacking rumors are smear campaign
iMore: Houseparty offering $1 million for proof hacking rumors are smear campaign
Android Central : Houseparty offering $1 million for proof hacking rumors are smear campaign
Business Insider: Houseparty says rumors it’s been hacked are a paid smear campaign and it’s offering a $1 million reward for proof
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Netguide : Houseparty denies security breach as users accuse app of hacking accounts
Forbes : Has Houseparty Been Sabotaged? $1 Million Reward Offered After Hacking Claims Go Viral
Cybersecurity Insiders: Hacked Houseparty App infiltrates Netflix and Spotify accounts
Graham Cluley: Has Houseparty been hacked? $1 million reward offered to unearth who is behind widespread claims
Silicon Republic: Houseparty says hacking claims are a ‘smear campaign’, offers $1m reward

@LukasStefanko: Houseparty hasn't hacked your bank account -no link evidence -their services were not compromised (via @houseparty) Based on Tweets, people installed trending app, but we don't know what else they installed or where else might entered Houseparty credentials that could be reused
@houseparty: All Houseparty accounts are safe - the service is secure, has never been compromised, and doesn’t collect passwords for other sites.
@houseparty: We are investigating indications that the recent hacking rumors were spread by a paid commercial smear campaign to harm Houseparty. We are offering a $1,000,000 bounty for the first individual to provide proof of such a campaign to bounty@houseparty.com.
@gcluley: Has Houseparty been hacked? $1 million reward offered to unearth who is behind widespread claims