Thousands of FedEx customers were exposed after the company left scanned passports, drivers licenses, and other documentation on a publicly accessible Amazon S3 server.
It doesn’t matter if you have your Facebook profile set to private—you can still be required to hand over your photos and messages during a lawsuit, a New York appeals court ruled today.
Facebook is not a privacy company; it’s Big Brother on PCP. It does not want to anonymize and protect you; it wants to drain you of your privacy, sucking up every bit of personal data. You should resist the urge to let it, at every turn.
Last month, a local California newspaper left more than 19 million voter records exposed online. Gizmodo confirmed this week that the records were compromised during an apparent ransomware attack.
Copyediting app Grammarly included a gaping security hole that left users of its browser extension open to more embarrassment than just misspelled words.
Adriel Desautels was suddenly in a serious mess, and it was entirely his fault.
Hackers have a dirty secret—and no, it’s not that they still live in their parents’ basement and suffer from an unhealthy obsession with Alison Brie. It’s that much of their success at infiltrating a target’s social media account, PC, or company servers relies not on technical skill but on being really good at faking…
An appeals court in the United Kingdom ruled Tuesday that key portions of the government’s immense surveillance powers are unlawful, putting greater pressure on authorities to quickly add greater protections for citizen’s privacy and civil liberties. But privacy advocates say changes the government plans to impose…
The State of Kentucky has pulled out of the Interstate Crosscheck System, Gizmodo has learned, making it the eighth state to quit the program so far—even though it cost nothing to participate.
Sharing your running and cycling routes is the whole point of using Strava—you can see whether you’re the fastest in your neighborhood at climbing that big hill, or take on a friend’s favorite running route to see how you compare. But this weekend, analyst Nathan Ruser pointed out that the app’s heatmap of popular…
People around the world use the app Strava on their smartphones and Fitbits to track how far they run. But researchers have discovered that an “anonymized” data dump released by Strava last year has accidentally revealed sensitive locations, including US military bases around the world.
In an email to Gizmodo, Lyft confirmed that it is investigating an anonymous claim that employees used its customer database to access the personal information of romantic partners and technology executives like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
It sucks when a new technology comes along and creeps everybody out. It sucks even more when that technology is so good, so life-changing that even the most discerning consumer sets that anxiety aside and says, “Who cares if Apple owns detailed biometric data about my face?” That’s what Face ID has done to me with…
This is starting to just get sad.
One US senator is calling out the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for pushing the moronic notion that there is somehow a good way to add backdoors to encryption used to protect devices like Apple’s iPhone.
Security on the network that will host the Interstate Crosscheck Program this year is markedly improved from that of its previous host, according to a top security firm, and soon the Department of Homeland Security will lend its own expertise to hardening the network as part of its review of state election systems.
For weeks, Kansas officials have been insisting that Crosscheck, an interstate program run by the state of Kansas and intended to detect illegal double voting, has never suffered a data breach—despite the fact that its voter files and the passwords to decrypt them have been repeatedly exposed.
Microsoft’s landmark email privacy case is set to go before the Supreme Court next month, and the company has received widespread support from other tech giants, members of Congress, and foreign governments. One party that opposes Microsoft’s move? The Department of Justice.
A shadowy hacking campaign has been operating out of a Beirut building owned by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security for the last six years, stealing text messages, call logs, and files from journalists, military members, corporations, and other targets in 21 countries, according to a joint report…