Tag: Spying

Unknown Russian ISP Rerouted Internet Traffic for Major US Companies

Every now and then, something unusual happens on the internet which no one can explain. Earlier this week, a lot of web traffic destined for major sites and platforms was routed through Russian servers for some unknown reason. This did not affect users directly, as they were still able to access the information requested. However, it seems something went wrong with the Border Gateway Protocol, and no one knows for …
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FBI Investigates Uber for Spying on Lyft

Corporate espionage is nothing new in the business world. Every company would like to know what its competitors are doing behind closed doors and to gain an edge on the market. While tempting, these practices are illegal and usually are not espionage in the way we think of clandestine operations. However, Uber is currently being investigated for actually spying on Lyft drivers. Your Driver is… Bond? While it may not have been as …
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US Authorities Spied On 3.3 Million Phone Calls With only One Wiretap Order

As a part of their narcotics investigation, the US authorities allowed themselves to use a single wiretap order to intercept and record several millions of their citizens’ phone calls. These real-time interceptions were carried out by an unknown government organization. What We Know In two months of 2016, over 3.29 million conversations made on the cell phones were recorded. The order was demanded sometime in late 2015, and it arrived …
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Viewer or Viewed? Your Television May Have Been Spying On You

If you own a Vizio TV your convesations, the channels you watch, and every thing you did was recorded and stored on the company’s servers. Not only did the company never notify users that they are being spied upon, but they failed to protect this data with the appropriate level of security. Since its invention, the television impacted the lives of people around the world immensely. Most Americans spend a …
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