TL;DR: "This blog post provides a technical description of how we discovered a #backdoor in a smartwatch made for children.
"[...] the backdoor enables remote and covert surveillance through wiretapping, taking pictures, and location #tracking."
Contact-tracing data harvested from pubs and restaurants being sold on
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Oh, also, if the company pushes an update to fix any of this, they could permanently lock up the dicks of many of their users.
Thankfully (?) there's not much risk of them fixing it. When PenTestPartners contacted them, the company said it only had $50k on hand and couldn't afford to update the software.
And now, the latest one: the Qiui Cellmate - a smart cock cage that lets kinksters lock up their subs' dicks in a hardened steel cage, is vulnerable to networked attacks that can freeze the lock shut, so that you need an angle-grinder to remove them.
That's the headline, but there are so many other ways you can attack a Cellmate user: steal their location, password and other PII.
* Smart buttplugs broadcast their presence using #Bluetooth and can be detected from the sidewalk in front of your house
* Sex toy secretly records audio from your sexual activity, vendor calls it a "minor bug"
* A networked fellatio machine is vulnerable to code-injection attacks that cause it to mangle your junk
* Smart dildoes tracked users' wanking habits and sold the data
Smart #sex-toys are a terrible idea, notwithstanding the ways that they work for certain kinks (to say nothing of sex workers, who can charge for access to them during livestreams).
It's just the combining the intrinsically terrible security of #IoT with the inherently sensitive nature of sex-toy use and the unavoidable risk of network interfaces for servos and motors on your junk makes this a big old nope.
«Marketing is a form of mind control. You’re affecting people’s decision-making capabilities and you’re affecting their choices. And that can have negative consequences».
Life pro tip: if you remove the #YouTube app from your iPhone you can browse m.youtube.com and click on Share -> "Add to Home screen".
This way you will be able to visit Youtube without the need of an app plus:
1. you will gain the ability to use Picture in Picture (denied by Google on their app)
2. you will not be annoyed by their video-ads by just using any browser ad-blocker.
#Cloudflare is launching a brand new "privacy-first web analytics service" but forgot to say they will be able to keep an eye on all of those stats.
My idea of #privacy and "personal" is pretty different.
Don't get fooled.
As a tracking nerd (as in I hate it, but know a fair bit about it), the subtitle on this article made me chuckle. This is a really great explainer about first party vs third-party tracking, focusing on Facebook:
I think any person building stuff for the web should be subscribed to The Markup. They’re publishing really useful explainers, and giving us a lot of insight into the impact of “our” common practices.
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