Welcome to e.Woke #28!
This week, we talk about how your phone might be accessing your camera when you don’t even know it, and we also go over Amazon’s newest plan of taking over the world. Plus, you can now surf The New York Times on the dark web!
If you have allowed your apps to access your camera, there is a chance they have ALL-access. Felix Krause did a study and found that many apps are accessing your camera even when you are not using the app. It’s not a bug, it’s intentional spying. (via Motherboard)
Amazon unveiled a new “idea.” The idea is letting Amazon Couriers into your house so you don’t have to worry about your packages being stolen. That’s all – they just want keys to your house, and for you to buy a Cloud Cam. (via The Verge)
The DOJ is targeting five Twitter users who are active about encryption and security. So, the DOJ asked Twitter for their names, addresses, records of session times, phone numbers, associated accounts, credit card numbers… everything. What follows is a wild story about “cyberstalking” and a smiley face emoji. (via Tech Dirt)
Digital Security Tips, Resources, and Guides:
- Debunking the Patriot Act as It Turns 15 (via EFF)
- The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service (via Times Open)
- Researchers Hack Tinder, OkCupid, Other Dating Apps to Reveal Your Location and Messages (via Gizmodo)