Douglas writes, "My rooted CyanogenMod phone got hacked at HOPE X. I'm planning to get it write-blocked and imaged to crowdsource forensics."
I was a panelist unveiling a new organization of barely noticed WikiLeaks documents on the panel for Project PM, a decentralized research organization started by jailed journalist Barrett Brown. Our panel was apparently surveilled -- they used a telephoto lens to get each panelist's face and filmed our slides, paying particular interest to the one with all the contractor logos and to the one demonstrating the Transparency Toolkit which graphed out the contractors' LinkedIn profiles. They also laughed knowingly when I discussed my interactions with a former Stratfor analyst, who muttered "fuck you motherfucker" at me. The intelligence documents I unveiled were the basis for my most recent WikiLeaks partnership article.
Well, this sounds like potentially a pretty big deal. Facebook is using smartphone location data to recommend new friends to users, which suggests many possible privacy invasions. This is also a technique NSA uses to track surveillance targets.
Mian Wei, a Chinese student at the Rhode Island School of Design, has created an experimental series of fake fingertips with randomly generated fingerprints that work with Apple and Android fingerprint authentication schemes, as well as many others.
If you’re a student journalist and want to attend HOPE XI, the Eleventh Hackers on Planet Earth conference (July 22-24, NYC) you can win free admission (and an interview with me!) by submitting an article about any of the topics come up at HOPE conferences! Get writing!
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