CIA TURNED SAMSUNG SMART TVS INTO LISTENING DEVICES, WIKILEAKS DUMP REVEALS

Hackers within the Central Intelligence Agency have developed malware which can turn Samsung Smart TVs into listening devices, leaked documents published by WikiLeaks Tuesday reveal. The malware, coined “Weeping Angel” – released as part of WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” data dump – appears to have been created during a 2014 joint workshop with Britain’s equivalent spy…

Creepy Teddy Bear Caught Leaking Kids Private Conversations Online

Spiral Toys, the manufacturer of the SmartToy line CloudPets, left more than 800,000 customer credentials, as well as two million message recordings, totally exposed online for anyone to see and listen to. Some hackers went so far as to lock accounts and hold them for ransom. The internet-connected Teddy Bear allows kids to communicate with far away…

REPORT: STINGRAY DEVICE CAN DROP, JAM INNOCENT CALLS

A once-secret device used by law enforcement to track an individual’s cell phone location in real-time can also be used to drop or jam innocent calls, according to privacy activists. Privacy activists have long expressed concern over law enforcement’s use of the Stingray, a suitcase-sized device that mimics a cellphone tower, allowing law enforcement to track an individual’s cellphone in real…