Karma reportedly didn't work on Android devices, but was deemed especially powerful as it could plant malware on an iPhone without requiring an action from the target. Three former operatives said the tool relied partially on a flaw in iMessage. All it supposedly took to trigger the breach was for a text message to be sent to the target device using the cyber-tool. Both Apple and the UAE government declined to comment on the report.In 2016 and 2017, the hacking unit composed of ex-American intelligence operatives working as contractors for the UAE's intelligence services set up camp in Abu Dhabi. From there, they harnessed the tool to acquire photos, emails, texts and location data from targets' iPhones. Karma also reportedly helped the team to scoop saved passwords for other breaches, according to several former operatives (who were not Emirati citizens) and program documents reviewed by Reuters.In 2017, the operatives allegedly used Karma to hack an iPhone used by Qatar's Emir Sheikh … [Read more...] about UAE surveillance unit used iPhone hacking software to track dissidents
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too. Supported by Tech We’re Using When the investigative journalist Matt Apuzzo moved from Washington to Brussels, he noticed that distrust had a different focus. And he adjusted some of his own tech tools. ByMatt Apuzzo Dec. 26, 2018 How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Matt Apuzzo, an investigative correspondent in Brussels, discussed the tech he’s using. What are the most important tech tools for you as an investigative journalist? As with most people these days, my go-to device is my phone, which in my case is an iPhone X. I don’t use it for anything particularly unique to journalism, except maybe document scanning. Sometimes, I might have only a … [Read more...] about Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.
FACEBOOK lost one million users in Europe in the three months to September, as the social network continues to tackle the fallout from data scandals and fake news. It also failed to see any user growth in the US and Canada, with founder Mark Zuckerberg admitting that the social network "may be close to saturated in developed countries." At the end of June, Facebook could boast of 279 million daily active users in Europe, which includes UK users. However, the social network's latest financial report reveals that it lost 1 million of these users in the three months to the end of September, bringing its total in Europe to 278 million users who log on every day. Making matters worse, Facebook also suffered a drop of 3 million daily users in Europe in the previous three-month period, going from 282 million at the end of March to 279 million. And no less worryingly for the social network, its number of daily users in the US & Canada – 185 million – has stubbornly remained the … [Read more...] about Facebook is LOSING users in Europe, as the social network struggles to repair its image
BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook is expected to praise new European privacy rules and to voice the company’s support for strong laws in Europe and the United States to protect the use of data, according to prepared remarks for delivery at a Brussels event. Apple CEO Tim Cook attends an Apple store in Shanghai, China October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Cook will describe Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, as an example of how “good policy and political will can come together to protect the rights of us all,” according to the remarks, seen by Reuters ahead of a gathering of international privacy regulators on Wednesday. Cook was also expected to endorse a comprehensive federal privacy law in the United States, the strongest statement by Apple to date. Issues over how data is used and how consumers can protect their personal information have come under the spotlight recently following massive … [Read more...] about Apple’s Cook set to back strong privacy laws in Europe, U.S. at…
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Satariano Oct. 16, 2018 LONDON — Google has always made its Android mobile operating system available free, as a way to get its search engine, web browser and other applications on as many devices as possible to collect data about users and sell advertising. But on Tuesday, the company said that in response to a European antitrust ruling earlier this year, it would for the first time begin charging handset manufacturers to install Gmail, Google Maps and other top applications for its Android mobile operating system in the European Union. The new arrangement is the latest sign of global technology companies adjusting their business practices in Europe to account for stiffer regulations. Online privacy regulations adopted in May have forced companies in Europe to add new data protection … [Read more...] about Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe