WSJ: TikTok used a loophole to track MAC addresses on Android

  • August 12, 2020
The future of TikTok is still up in the air as it’s treated as an acquisition target and security risk all at once, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting a detail on the kind of information it had been tracking about users. Their analysis of i…

Vodafone’s Curve is a GPS tracker to help find lost items

  • July 15, 2020
Vodafone now has its own tracker known as Curve, meant to help you keep track of personal  items like keys, phones and even pets, the company announced today. The cellular carrier seems to be emulating Tile with its offering of a Bluetooth tracking d…

Miniature robotic camera backpack shows how beetles see the world

  • July 15, 2020
After creating tiny sensor backpacks for bees, researchers from the University of Washington have built a more advanced model for beetles. Dubbed “a GoPro for beetles,” the robotic backpacks carry a tiny steerable camera that can stream video at 1 to…

Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to ‘special cases’

  • May 24, 2020
Israel’s original plan to track the phones of COVID-19 sufferers won’t get very far. The country’s cabinet has restricted the use of the Shin Bet security agency’s phone surveillance to “specific and special cases” where officials can’t determine an…