ReHacked #88: Farmer Born in 1842 Talks About Life and Change (1929), Facebook outage, Android12 and more

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ReHacked #88: Farmer Born in 1842 Talks About Life and Change (1929), Facebook outage, Android12 and more
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Farmer Born in 1842 Talks About Life and Change: Filmed in 1929 - YouTube #history

Ransomware gangs are complaining that other crooks are stealing their ransoms | ZDNet #security

Cyber criminals using a ransomware-as-a-service scheme have been spotted complaining that the group they rent the malware from could be using a hidden backdoor to grab ransom payments for themselves.

REvil is one of the most notorious and most common forms of ransomware around and has been responsible for several major incidents. The group behind REvil lease their ransomware out to other crooks in exchange for a cut of the profits these affiliates make by extorting Bitcoin payments in exchange for the ransomware decryption keys that the victims need.

Facebook outage #internet #security

Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet

What Happened to Facebook, Instagram, & WhatsApp? – Krebs on Security

Facebook and its sister properties Instagram and WhatsApp are suffering from ongoing, global outages. We don’t yet know why this happened, but the how is clear: Earlier this morning, something inside Facebook caused the company to revoke key digital records that tell computers and other Internet-enabled devices how to find these destinations online.

More details about the October 4 outage - Facebook Engineering

Data of Over 1.5 Billion Facebook Users Sold on Hacker Forum #privacy #security

The private and personal information of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum, potentially enabling cybercriminals and unscrupulous advertisers to target Internet users globally.

If authentic, this may constitute one of the biggest and most significant Facebook data dump to date.

Android Developers Blog: Android 12 is live in AOSP! #software

Today we’re pushing the source to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and officially releasing the latest version of Android. Keep an eye out for Android 12 coming to a device near you starting with Pixel in the next few weeks and Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices later this year.

Brave and Firefox to intercept links that force-open in Microsoft Edge #software #privacy #security

Microsoft has inadvertently re-heated the web browser wars with the company’s anti-competitive changes to Windows 11. It made it more difficult to change the default web browser and has expanded the use of links that force-opens Edge instead of the default browser.

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen details company's misleading efforts on 60 Minutes - CBS News #internet #socialnetworks #psychology #health

Her name is Frances Haugen. That is a fact that Facebook has been anxious to know since last month when an anonymous former employee filed complaints with federal law enforcement. The complaints say Facebook's own research shows that it amplifies hate, misinformation and political unrest—but the company hides what it knows. One complaint alleges that Facebook's Instagram harms teenage girls. What makes Haugen's complaints unprecedented is the trove of private Facebook research she took when she quit in May. The documents appeared first, last month, in the Wall Street Journal. But tonight, Frances Haugen is revealing her identity to explain why she became the Facebook whistleblower.

McKinsey Never Told the FDA It Was Working for Opioid Makers While Also Working for the Agency — ProPublica #health #economy

Since 2008, McKinsey & Company has regularly advised the Food and Drug Administration’s drug-regulation division, according to agency records. The consulting giant has had its hand in a range of important FDA projects, from revamping drug-approval processes to implementing new tools for monitoring the pharmaceutical industry.

.:: Phrack Magazine ::. #hacking #magazine #longread #rabbithole

Phrack! We're back! It was only five years ago that issue 0x45 was released. It may sound bad, but it is also, indeed, quite bad. Issue 0x45 was released four years after issue 0x44. And we are now five years after that. Just trying to set the context here. The world is so different and so many things have happened in these five years that it makes no sense trying to make any point. Phrack has always been a reflection of the hacking community, and guess what, the community is moving away from itself. By this we don't mean that there are no talented hackers, because there most definitely are (just take a look at our authors). We also don't mean that there is no exquisite public hacking, because there is (again, our articles as proof).

The most counterintuitive facts in all of mathematics, computer science, and physics - by Alexander Kruel - Axis of Ordinary #science #paradox #longread #resources

European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition – POLITICO #privacy

The European Parliament today called for a ban on police use of facial recognition technology in public places, and on predictive policing, a controversial practice that involves using AI tools in hopes of profiling potential criminals before a crime is even committed.

In a resolution adopted overwhelmingly in favor, MEPs also asked for a ban on private facial recognition databases, like the ones used by the controversial company Clearview AI. The Parliament also supports the European Commission's attempt in its AI bill to ban social scoring systems, such as the ones launched by China that rate citizens' trustworthiness based on their behavior.

“This is a huge win for all European citizens,” said Petar Vitanov (S&D), the resolution's author.

Choosing the right wall anchors - FineWoodworking #diy #homeimprovement

Mario Rodriguez has gathered a range of wall anchors from toggles, to screws, to butterfly anchors and talks about how they work, where they are best used, and how to install them in drywall, plaster, and masonry.

Clean environment could become U.N. human right. Not so fast, say U.S., Britain | Reuters #society #nature

Britain and the United States are among a few countries withholding support for a proposal brought at the United Nations that would recognise access to a safe and healthy environment as a human right, prompting criticism that they are undermining their own pledges ahead of the Glasgow climate conference.

Diplomats say the Geneva-based Human Rights Council is expected to adopt the resolution later this week even if an opposing country calls a vote, as supporters are numerous and include Costa Rica, the Maldives and Switzerland.

Over 120GB of Twitch website data has been leaked online (source code, encrypted passwords, streamer payouts, etc.) : Twitch #security #leak #twitchleak #internet #socialnetworks

A few hours ago, a 128GB data leak of Twitch was released online. This leak includes data such as "source code with comments for the website and various console/phone versions, references to an unreleased steam competitor, streamer payouts, encrypted passwords, etc."

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