This week, we took an exclusive look at the chaos that unfolded inside Twitter in the hours after the accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and dozens more got hacked. Twitter has since tightened up its internal security—but with the election a little over a month away, has it done enough?
The Justice Department continued its busy month this week, announcing the global arrests of 179 alleged dark web vendors in a coordinated effort with Europol. Authorities credit the takedown of the dark web bazaar Wall Street Market in May of last year with leading them to the suspects. Facebook showed some muscle this week as well, dismantling disinformation networks that originated in China, the Philippines, and most troubling of all Russian military intelligence. And a tip from a kid about a suspicious TikTok profile led researchers to uncover adware in apps that had been collectively downloaded 2.4 million times.
We took a spin through the most important privacy and security features in iOS 14, including new ways to keep apps from snooping your camera or mic. We explained why using the single sign-on features offered by Google, Facebook and Apple may not be the safest choice. And we looked at a few Chrome extensions that will cut down on all those pesky trackers.
Finally, set aside a little time to get comfy and read this tale of a scandal that ro ..