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When Context Labs teamed up with UK consumer group Which? to produce an outstanding report on the surveillance, privacy and security risks of kids’ “connected toys,” it undertook the reverse-engineering of Hasbro’s new Furby Connect, a device that works with a mobile app to listen and watch the people…

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That’s according to this month’s shareholder filings; the company estimates the total bill at $166 million more, plus class action damages. Equifax’s nation-destroying data-breach was subsequently revealed to be just the latest in a series of unbelievably careless IT blunders, and it eventually cost the company CEO his…

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In March, Wikileaks published the Vault 7 leaks, a cache of CIA cyberweapons created under the doctrine of “NOBUS” (“No One But Us”), in which security agencies suppress the publication of bugs in widely used software, choosing instead to develop attack-tools that exploit these bugs, on the assumption that…

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