Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords | ZDNet 

The database stores the parent’s email address associated with TeenSafe, as well as their corresponding child’s Apple ID email address. It also includes the child’s device name – which is often just their name – and their device’s unique identifier. The data contains the plaintext passwords for the child’s Apple ID. Because the app requires that two-factor authentication is turned off, a malicious actor viewing this data only needs to use the credentials to break into the child’s account to access their personal content data.

This is malicious software, plain and simple. If you subvert the OS-level security to spy on someone, that’s the very definition of spyware. Shame on everyone involved with this.

How to Convert Yards to Tons in Gravel | Hunker 

Most gravel and crushed stone products have similar weights per ton. A general rule of thumb when converting cubic yards of gravel to tons is to multiply the cubic area by 1.4. For your reference, gravel typically weighs 2,800 pounds per cubic yard. In addition, there are 2,000 pounds to a ton.

Just in case you also moved 3 yards of gravel by hand this weekend.

‘Kremlin Used’ NRA to Help Trump in 2016, Says Senate Judiciary Committee - The Daily Beast 

The NRA may have been used to “secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign,” the report states. While the report didn’t discuss the documents, it said two Russian nationals—Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina—were “involved in this effort.” Torshin, a member of Russia’s central bank, hosted an NRA delegation in Moscow in 2013. Butina, founder of a pro-gun group in Russia, boasted at a Washington, D.C. party following the election that she was “part of the Trump campaign’s communications with Russia,” The Daily Beast reported last year.

“Secretly”

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica couldn’t work with Democrats 

During his testimony, Wiley also told Senator Cornyn (R-TX) that after billionaire Robert Mercer began investing “tens of millions” of dollars in CA, the only restriction the firm had was to not do any work for Democratic political candidates. Mercer is, of course, a known GOP mega-donor who has backed President Trump and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, among other Republican figures.

Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice - The Atlantic 

This finding reverses a widely cited study from the 1990s that reached almost exactly the opposite finding. That paper, which used a similar but rudimentary technique to pull lead emissions out of the Greenland ice, argued that Roman economic productivity peaked during the late Republic, then stagnated throughout the entire Roman Empire. But that study drew from 18 data points; this new research made 25,000 different measurements of the ice core.

EFAIL 

Short term: Disable HTML rendering. The EFAIL attacks abuse active content, mostly in the form of HTML images, styles, etc. Disabling the presentation of incoming HTML emails in your email client will close the most prominent way of attacking EFAIL. Note that there are other possible backchannels in email clients which are not related to HTML but these are more difficult to exploit.

GDPR and the Adtech Bubble — Pixel Envy 

It’s obvious — but no less revealing about their suspension of morality — how adtech companies will take full advantage of browser defaults to imply consent, but will actively fight against browser defaults through nefarious behaviours when it impacts their business.

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