US IARPA Seeks “Novel Approach” to Developing Spy Proof Rooms

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has posted an Request for Information (RFI) for highly innovative approaches to securing Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) One area of interest is advanced materials or techniques to fully shield SCIFs from unintended radio frequency (RF), optical, magnetic, or acoustic transmissions. … More US IARPA Seeks “Novel Approach” to Developing Spy Proof Rooms

What Businessweek Got Wrong About Apple

The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips” in servers on its network in 2015. As Apple has repeatedly explained to Bloomberg reporters and editors over the past 12 months, there is no truth to these claims. Apple provided Bloomberg Businessweek with the following statement before their story was … More What Businessweek Got Wrong About Apple

Seoul Tasks 8,000 Workers with Searching For Hidden Cams in Public Bathrooms

South Korea’s capital has expanded its crackdown on the ‘hidden cam’ porn industry, ordering daily inspections of all public bathrooms for spying devices. It comes after a series of mass protests against the porn genre. Seoul authorities unveiled the new plan on Sunday (2.9.2018) aimed at ensuring that the city’s 20,554 public restrooms are free … More Seoul Tasks 8,000 Workers with Searching For Hidden Cams in Public Bathrooms

South Korea Women Hold Record Mass Rally Against ‘Spy-cam Porn’

Tens of thousands of South Korean women staged a mass rally in Seoul Saturday (4.8.18) to protest against spy-cam porn, urging tougher punishments for peeping Toms as anger over the growing scourge boils over. Since May, the monthly demonstration in Seoul has shattered records to become the biggest-ever women’s protest in South Korea where the global … More South Korea Women Hold Record Mass Rally Against ‘Spy-cam Porn’

Experts Downplay Old Phone Spying Concerns But Raise New Ones

Northeastern University’s computer science experts downplayed some old smartphone spying concerns but raised new ones as part of their latest research into the manner contemporary handsets operate while not in active use, particularly in regards to possible video and audio exfiltration activities. While the study found no concrete evidence that mobile microphones are being turned … More Experts Downplay Old Phone Spying Concerns But Raise New Ones

Spanish Football League Defends Phone ‘Spying’

Spanish football league La Liga has defended the privacy policy of its app after admitting it was accessing the microphone and GPS of Android users. It said it had been trying to track down venues illegally broadcasting matches, by matching audio data and phone location. The app, downloaded more than 10 million times on the … More Spanish Football League Defends Phone ‘Spying’

‘Stingray’ Spying Prompts Fears About Surveillance in USA D.C. Region

Fresh concerns about digital privacy and security are budding in Washington amid revelations of potential surveillance activity in the D.C. region in the USA Officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently disclosed signs of sophisticated technology, known colloquially as “Stingrays,” near sensitive facilities including the White House. The devices, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, … More ‘Stingray’ Spying Prompts Fears About Surveillance in USA D.C. Region