A security flaw in Facebook reveals your private photos, reports Launch. Like these formerly private photos of company founder, amateur butcher, and generally creepy human being Mark Zuckerbeg, showing off his dinner both alive and dead.
We knew lawsuits would arise over Carrier IQ. Just a day after the Senate launched an investigation into the debacle, Carrier IQ, Samsung and HTC have been nailed with class action lawsuits that could cost them hundreds of millions of pounds.
It hasn't been a good week for Carrier IQ. First a damning video apparently illustrating the extent of what information the program collects surfaces, then everything goes to shit. Now, the company is facing a US Senate investigation for potentially millions of violations of privacy laws in the US alone. And this is the response?
Holy data privacy scandal! Over the last week the news that Carrier IQ has been tracking millions of smartphone users without their knowledge has ballooned into a full-blown clusternut. Carrier IQ, huh? Sounds nefarious. But what exactly does it do? And why should you care?
While we're still not sure if Carrier IQ affects anyone outside of the US, we do know that a lot more phones than originally thought are infected with Carrier IQ, the nothing-you-can-do-about-it rootkit that has all the tinfoil hat people crowing. But not all! Here's a list of the phones that have had hard denials from their manufacturer or network, or have been found to be clean.
We've all been there: you desperately want to look at someone's Facebook profile, but whatever you do, they won't accept your friend request. Worry no longer, because with some trickery you can force anyone to be your friend.
All hell broke loose yesterday when it was discovered that a lot Android and BlackBerry phones (in the US, at least) are recording every keystroke you make. References to the same software have been discovered in Apple's iOS. It's gimped, but it's there.
If you have any decently-modern phone, everything you do is being recorded by hidden software lurking inside. It even circumvents web encryption and grabs everything -- including your passwords and Google queries.
Awww isn't that nice, Samsung's giving the first 100 Galaxy Nexus buyers £250s worth of media and a £100 voucher, plus it's put them all in touch with each other -- by accident. Oh dear Samsung, bit of a privacy blunder that one.
Germany's Data Protection Authority is not happy with Facebook. It claims the social network's facial recognition system is a form of biometric data harvesting, for which it should've first sought the permission of users.