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Supermarkets Could Start Listening In to In-store Conversations…


15 August, 2019
Shot of a mature man shopping in the cold produce section of a supermarket

Late last year, American retailer Walmart, had a patent granted for a listening system designed specifically for their retail stores. At the moment the company hasn’t announced any plans to roll out the listening system, but if it ever does it could make many employees and shoppers feel very uneasy. The prospective system is effectively […]


Are Harmless Looking Apps Stealing Your Personal Data?


8 August, 2019
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This year the popular photo manipulation app, FaceApp, went viral and experienced a sudden influx of new users and app downloads. However, in doing so they raised their profile and received some backlash regarding privacy concerns. The Russian made app first launched back in 2017 and has faced criticism for various reasons since its launch. […]


Cyber Crime in the UK Costs Victims Millions


1 August, 2019
UK Cyber Crime on the Rise

Cyber crime in the UK has been on the rise over the past several years, with the hacking of email and social media accounts being the primary cause. April to September of 2018 saw £34.6 million in losses as a result of cybercrime, a 24% rise compared to the previous 6 month period. Action Fraud, […]


Hidden Camera Found on Bond Set


25 July, 2019
Hidden Camera Found on Bond Set

Earlier this year, Pinewood Studios reported an incident during filming of the new Bond 25 film at their Iver Heath site in Buckinghamshire. In a statement the studio said that they were taking the incident very seriously. Thames Valley Police released a statement in which they announced that they have been investigating a report of […]


Football App Spies on Users


18 July, 2019
Football app spying on users

The top football division in Spain, La Liga, has been given a fine of €250,000 (around £225,000) after it was found using fans’ smart phones as eavesdropping devices. La Liga was accused of using these smart phones come eavesdropping devices in an attempt to crack down on pirated TV signals in bars/restaurants screening football matches. […]


Apple Disables App Over Eavesdropping Vulnerability


11 July, 2019
Eavesdropping Apple Watch

Earlier this month, Apple’s Walkie-Talkie app was disabled on the Apple Watch after a vulnerability was discovered. Apple has apologised for the app’s outage but haven’t gone into any detail about the exploit. The company told TechCrunch that the vulnerability allows users to listen in on other iPhones and that ‘specific conditions and sequences of […]


Chinese Border Agents are Installing Spyware on Tourists’ Phones


3 July, 2019
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Earlier this week it was reported by the Guardian that parts of the Chinese border force have been installing spyware onto the mobile phones of tourists attempting to cross certain parts of the Chinese border. It’s been reported that when traveling through the border checkpoint, visitors’ phones are taken into another room and everyone is […]


Former CIA Officer Admits Aiding Chinese Intelligence Officers


27 June, 2019
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Earlier this year, a former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) case officer pleaded guilty to conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defence information to the People’s Republic of China. According to documents released by the court, in 2007 Jerry Shing Lee, aged 54, left the CIA and moved to Hong Kong. After living in Hong […]


New Spray on Antennas Can Turn Different Materials into Transmitters


20 June, 2019
Spray on antennas

Drexel University’s Material Science Lab in the USA has been conducting research into one of the most crucial elements of communication, antennas. Traditionally, antennas are often thought of as large and bulky, but in fact they can be very, very small and as portable electronic devices evolve, so too will antennas. Mixing the MXenes with […]


Australia Boosts Funding for Counter-Terror & Counterespionage Agencies


13 June, 2019
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Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, made an announcement earlier on this year in which he unveiled significant funding boosts were planned for their security and law enforcement agencies. It was said that the increased funding was an investment to strengthen both the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) […]