Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws.
Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investment theguardian.com/technology/201

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. techcrunch.com/2019/02/24/new-

Massive mortgage and loan data leak gets worse as original documents also exposed

Remember that massive data leak of mortgage and loan data we reported on Wednesday? In case you missed it, millions of documents were found leaking after an exposed Elasticsearch server was found without a password. The documents contained highly sensitive financial data on tens of thousands of ind…
techcrunch.com/2019/01/24/mort

Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’

The key phrase: "...In 2017, President Trump signed into law the Rapid DNA Act, which, starting this year, will enable approved police booking stations in several states to connect their Rapid DNA machines to Codis, the national DNA database..."

Hmmm... I wonder how many DNA samples of foreigners are already in that DB?

That's the next step towards #1984
nytimes.com/2019/01/21/science

Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have online

A trove of more than 24 million financial and $banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server lapse. The server, running an database, had more than a decade’s worth… techcrunch.com/2019/01/23/fina

Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted
The overall number of guests affected by the hacking, in which Chinese intelligence is the leading suspect, declined to 383 million. But the passport data is critical to intelligence agencies. nytimes.com/2019/01/04/us/poli

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