Daring Fireball's front page currently offers a great roundup of stories about Carrier IQ, makers of spyware installed on smartphones by carriers.
Israeli spy-tech firm used WhatsApp accounts to hack, Facebook claims READ THE REST
In Israel on Thursday, a court ordered closed-door hearings in the legal bid by Amnesty International to stop the global export of NSO Group surveillance software, which Amnesty and other human rights groups say is sold to autocratic regimes around the world to spy on journalists and dissidents, and target them more efficiently for imprisonment… READ THE REST
The NSO Group (previously) is an Israeli spyware company that sells tools to autocratic states that are used to spy on democratic opposition movements, journalists, and so on (the company's tools were used by the Saudi government to spy on Jamal Khashoggi in the runup to his kidnap and grisly murder). READ THE REST
If you've been wanting to upgrade your kitchen with new gadgets, storage solutions, and cooking utensils, now's the time. That's because all of these items are marked down for a limited time for a semi-annual sale. Whether you've been meaning to cut back on your trips to the coffee shop by brewing your coffee at… READ THE REST
A wireless charger can make just about anyone's life so much easier. Whether you're looking for a wireless charger for your watch or a dock that can tackle a few of your gadgets at once, there are lots of markdowns right now for a limited time. There are even some chargers that are portable, so you… READ THE REST
You can buy gifts for your bae. You can buy gifts for your mom and dad. You can even buy gifts for your kids. But there's something different you feel when you buy something fun and new for your pet. We don't even have to get into why people have different sets of feelings for… READ THE REST