Real-time historian of the late cyber capitalist era @motherboard. Tweets about infosec, surveillance by day. 🍕, ⚽️, 🎸, 🎮 by night. ☎️ +1 917 257 1382

🏳️‍🌈 lorenzofb@vice
Joined July 2009
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Music Twitter, what's a band that similar to Justice? I like the mix of rock (even metal) and eletronic, especially in Audio, Video, Disco.
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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai retweeted
New: found what appears to be another database of Facebook users' phone numbers online. According to our/security researcher analysis, it is not the same data as the 500m one. "This is insane," one user said when we phoned (they weren't in the 500m one) vice.com/en/article/qj8dj5/f…
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Someone in the writers' room of The Great Pretender Netflix show is a @MikePortnoy or Dream Theater fan lol invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=KcUnNXMj…
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NEW: Here's how not to expose yourself on Venmo like Rep. Matt Gaetz did. Your Venmo payments are public by default, please change that for the love of god. vice.com/en/article/qj8djb/h…
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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai retweeted
New: asked Google, Twitter, AT&T, Verizon, and other ad tech giants which foreign-owned firms they provide 'bidstream' data from U.S. users to. Bidstream can include GPS coords, browsing history, device IDs. None of them would answer; only Twitter replied vice.com/en/article/k78ewv/b…
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In light of the sad news about HRH Philip, here's an anecdote about him that stuck with me
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Black Hat confirms there will be an in-person event in Las Vegas...who's going?
Announcement: BLACK HAT USA 2021 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Both In-Person and Virtual-Only passes are available—join us in Las Vegas or online, August 4 & 5, 2021. Registration information and FAQs here: blackhat.com/us-21/
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last year, countless students said the exam surveillance tool Proctorio couldn't detect non-white faces. turns out they were right! a student researcher found the software is using face detection models known for their higher failure rates for Black faces vice.com/en/article/g5gxg3/p…
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Intel is luanching an AI-powered product to help gamers customize what kind and how much hate speech they want to see. The app includes an "on" and off" switch for the N-word. vice.com/en/article/dyvgvk/i…
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Army Special Operations Wing using social media monitoring tools from Babel Street, which monitors Twitter, Facebook, etc, to see reaction to operations and actions related to weapon systems
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NEW: Customs and Border Protection paid $700,000 to encrypted chat app Wickr. The contract is related to "Wickr licenses and support," dates from September 2020, and totals at $714,600, according to public procurement records. vice.com/en/article/m7ammn/c…
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Developers of Call of Duty: Warzone have taken down 15,000 more cheaters. Comes two months after a ban wave of 60,000 accounts. vice.com/en/article/7k9m5a/c…
New #Warzone ban wave today. Another 15,000 accounts banned. More to come.
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Last year, Riot Games and Bungie sued a man sold video game cheats. Last week, the man settled the lawsuit agreeing to pay $2 million. torrentfreak.com/valorant-de…
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Court document for the settlement here: torrentfreak.com/images/2-21…
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Again, it's impossible to know what that line refers to given how much of it it's redacted. But I thought it was worth pointing to past incidents. 🤷‍♂️
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