Investigator Says Amazon Chief’s Phone Hacked by Saudis | #TpromoCom #Amazon #Hacker #CyberSecurity | Everyone’s a target sometime when it comes to cybercrime. The art of avoidance where it involves hackers is certainly of great value as we move further into the 21st Century world of digital thuggery and political terrorism.
Here we have a high official with Amazon, Jeff Bezos, who’s cellphone was allegedly hacked by a foreign entity for what could be construed as an effort to uncover the identity of the individual that murdered a Saudi journalist. Bezos owns The Washington Post which investigated the murder.
“Bezos hired Gavin de Becker & Associates to find out how his intimate text messages and photos made their way into the hands of the Enquirer, which reported on the Amazon chief’s extramarital affair, leading to his divorce,” says the author of the Security Week story below. The moral of the story is to trust no one, not even your own mobile device. —Al Colombo
The investigator hired to look into the release of intimate images of Jeff Bezos said Saturday he has concluded that Saudi Arabian authorities hacked the Amazon chief’s phone to access his personal data.
Gavin de Becker linked the hack to extensive coverage by The Washington Post newspaper, which is owned by Bezos, of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul last year.
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Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install ‘Research’ App That Collects Private Data | #TpromoCom #Facebook #Privacy #Apple | If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple’s App Store, then you are mistaken.
It turns out that Facebook is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it back to Facebook.
The social media giant was previously caught collecting some of this data through Onavo Protect, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that it acquired in 2013.
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You have to be special to be a member of the Security Integrator forum on Facebook | #MikeReed #Integration #Security #Fire | If you’re a systems integrator, AKA: security integrator, then you should be a member of this forum. Recent topics include: Text Messages and Text Bots, the Avigilon H4 Multi-head camera, Setting up our new demo system, and much, much more. This is a closed forum, so be prepared to answer 3 questions. Go to http://bit.ly/2tW6bco
Introducing ‘The Security Coaching Forum’ on Facebook | #TpromoCom #Security #Business #Marketing | Could you benefit from ideas and expert help in developing a marketing and sales program? Are you starting a new company? Al Colombo and Richard Hahn, two veterans in the world of security, provide help and direction. The Security Coaching Forum is also a good place for security business owners and managers to collaborate. This is a closed forum. Please answer all questions when applying for membership: http://bit.ly/2PP3S5F
Steve Wozniak explains why he deactivated his Facebook account | #TpromoCom #Apple #Facebook #Privacy | As his 5,000 Facebook friends are about to find out, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has well and truly left the building.
When it comes to Facebook, most celebrities tip-toe out the back door without saying much. But Wozniak is not most celebrities, and sent an email explaining the recent decision to deactivate his account to USA Today.
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Would Facebook and Cambridge Analytica be in Breach of GDPR? | #TpromoCom #Facebook #GDPR #CyberSecurity | The Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Facebook accusations over the U.S. 2016 presidential election campaign, and to a lesser extent between CA and the UK’s Brexit VoteLeave campaign, are — if proven true — morally reprehensible. It is not immediately clear, however, whether they are legally reprehensible. The matter is currently under investigation on both sides of the Atlantic.
On March 26, both Apple and IBM called for more regulatory oversight on the use of personal data. “I’m personally not a big fan of regulation because sometimes regulation can have unexpected consequences to it, however I think this certain situation is so dire, and has become so large, that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary,” said Apple chief Tim Cook on March 24, 2018. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.