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JetBlue flight evacuated after photo of suicide vest sent to crew, passengers via AirDrop

A Tampa-bound JetBlue flight waiting for takeoff at Newark Airport was evacuated after members of the crew and some passengers received a photo of a suicide vest via Apple’s AirDrop. Although the source of the photo is unknown, someone nearby – potentially a passenger, according to a report in the New York Daily News –…

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Rickygate: Puerto Rican governor’s private chat group messages leaked on Telegram

Protest continue after inflammatory and derogatory messages from Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s private group chats were leaked and published by The Center for Investigative Journalism using Telegram. The nearly 900 pages of exchanges published in an incident dubbed “Rickygate” are laced with homophobic remarks, including some aimed at singer Ricky Martin, and insulting comments…

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Former Ecuadorian president says Assange interfered in election

Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, confirmed that Julian Assange ran an election interference initiative out of the country’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was at first a welcome then an unwanted guest for seven years. “We did notice that he was interfering in the elections and we do not allow that because we…

Assange ran election interference out of Ecuadorian Embassy, surveillance docs show

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took full advantage of his protected status in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, likely using the diplomatic post where he lived for seven years as a command center to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, surveillance reports from a Spanish security firm allegedly show. The reports, based on surveillance by…

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FEC ruling allows political campaign to accept discounted services from security firms

Political campaigns can accept low-cost help from private cybersecurity firms to protect campaigns in the 2020 election cycle, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) ruled Thursday. The commission, which viewed the discounted services as an in kind donation under current rules, had indicated it would reject the initiative but changed course. Because Area 1 Security, the…

ICE, FBI using driver’s license photos, without permission, for facial recognition searches

Driver’s license photos have been used, without users’ permission, by agents with the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for facial recognition searches. While their efforts were ostensibly aimed at tracking criminals, the information could be used on citizens who have not committed crime. “Law enforcement’s access of state databases” is “often done in…

Hackers breach Canonical GitHub account, create repositories, leave source code untouched

Hackers compromised credentials to break into a Canonical Ltd. GitHub account July 6 and created repositories, but apparently did not lift sensitive information or manipulate any source code. “We can confirm that on 2019-07-06 there was a Canonical owned account on GitHub whose credentials were compromised and used to create repositories and issues among other…

DHS election lead warns state secretaries of phishing threat leading up to 2020

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official warned a Santa Fe, N.M., gathering of secretaries of state to beware of phishing attempts that might target their state and local election systems and workers. “We know that phishing is how a significant number of state and local government networks become exploited,” an ABC News report cited…

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