A Man Is Auctioning His Facebook Data on eBay, and It's Going Great [Update: Not Anymore]

It’s no secret that the products and services you know and love (or loathe) are all hawking your data to advertisers, making a few billion bucks off all those “free” services provided to you. But when it comes time to pad your pockets, you’re not exactly getting a cut of the profits. So why not turn your data into…

OnePlus Admits It Was Snooping on OxygenOS Users, Says It Will Tweak Data Collection Program

Earlier this month, software engineer Christopher Moore discovered that Shenzen, China-based phone manufacturer OnePlus was secretly collecting a trove of data about users without their consent and communicating it to company servers. Moore had routed his OnePlus 2's internet traffic through security tool OWASP ZAP…

DEA Was Dragnet Spying on Billions of American Phone Calls for Decades 

Indiscriminate spying was the DEA’s blunt force weapon of choice in its “War on Drugs.” The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Justice Department tracked billions of Americans’ phone calls, even people not suspected of crimes, for decades—and it looks like collateral damage wasn’t much of a concern.