Monday, May 16, 2016 - 17:44

Researchers hijack 70.000 OkCupid profiles for publication on Open Science Framework

According to Vox a student from Aarhus university in Denmark, which denies any involvement in the actions, thought it was appropriate to leech 70,000 profiles from OkCupid, an online dating platform, and publish it to Open Science Framework, which is a collaboration platform to share raw data.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 22:38

Over 80 million Mexicans have their data leaked on the net

More than 80 million Mexicans had their data spilled on the net. Chris Vickery found what looks like the entire Mexican voter database (with according records) on an Amazon cloud server configured for full on public access.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 02:38

Google and its troubles with European privacy laws

European privacy laws require Google to delete links under certain circumstances. Google however only implements it on its European sites arguing that EU law only affects those sites. Google is right and wrong at the same time.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 00:54

When celebrities strip without intention

According to various news sites and comments by suspected victims a good share of celebrities had their nude photos and other interesting art published without consent. Apparently hackers brute forced into iCloud accounts to obtain the data.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 21:51

Microsoft and Google are filing suits against FISA gag orders.

In a blog article posted by Microsoft's Brad Smith he announced that his employer will file a lawsuit in rare unity with Google against the US government over FISA gag orders.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 00:35

Report München findet (alte) Schwachstelle im nPA

Report München hat einen Beitrag aus der letzten Sendung online, in dem mal wieder das alte bekannte Scheunentor-Problem des nicht mehr ganz so neuen Personalausweises demonstriert wird.
Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 19:21

Webcams, your privacy and unwanted celebrity

As CNN and others reported yesterday Miss Cassidy Wolf, apparently Miss Teen America, became a victim of webcam extortion.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 04:50

You may not have something to hide. But you have something to lose.

While writing a previous article about the data retention situation in Germany I realized that the discussion about why it is a very bad idea is too narrow with respect to the potential impact.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 01:56

Vorratsdatenspeicherung vs. Grundrechte. Eine Studie soll es richten

Eine Studie - bzw. eine Publikation - der Universität Kassel soll es richten. Auch wenn die Studie inhaltlich durchaus auf dem richtigen Weg ist, übersieht auch sie ein relevantes Detail.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 00:47

Lavabit and Silent Circle terminate their secure email services

Unfortunately for many Lavabit and Silent Circle terminated their email services last week. While inconvenient for many users with accounts there it's a logical step. And an honest one.