As of December 1, 2016, US law enforcement has gained new hacking powers thanks to changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that now simplify the process of getting warrants to hack into devices of US citizens and the citizens of other countries.
The dirt and secretions that users have on their hands rubs on their phones and leave clues behind about the owner's identity, his daily habits, the places he's been, his lifestyle, medical treatments, and more.
Your iPhone is sending a history of all your calls to Apple's iCloud service, Oleg Afonin, Elcomsoft researcher has revealed today. For some iPhone users, this wasn't a secret. Many have figured it out on their own. This is especially true for family members that share an iCloud account on different iPhones.
An investigation by German public broadcaster NDR revealed that MyWOT (WOT, or Web Of Trust) has been selling user data to third-parties without properly anonymizing user information, which in some cases exposed the user's real identity and details about his browsing habits.
Germany and France feel the makers of encrypted messaging apps like Telegram and Signal should help fight Islamic State terrorists, and they're pushing for Europe-wide rules to make that happen.
Security researchers have demonstrated a system by which they can use publicly available photographs of an individual to trick facial recognition technology and achieve successful authentication.
Members of a pornography website targeted dozens of Australian schools so they could view and swap graphic sexual images of female students and other non-consenting women. News.com reports that members of the site have posted and shared more than 2,000 images since December 2015.