Apple Drops Objections To App Visualizing U.S. Drone Strikes

Apple drops objections to app visualizing U.S. drone strikes

CREECH AFB, Nev. -- A MQ-9 Reaper flies above Creech AFB during a local training mission here. The 42nd Attack Squadron currently operates the MQ-9. 7 August 2008. http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090609-F-0000M-777.JPG | U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway. This image or file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MQ-9_Reaper_-_090609-F-0000M-777.JPG
CREECH AFB, Nev. — A MQ-9 Reaper flies above Creech AFB during a local training mission here. The 42nd Attack Squadron currently operates the MQ-9. 7 August 2008. http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090609-F-0000M-777.JPG | U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway. This image or file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MQ-9_Reaper_-_090609-F-0000M-777.JPG

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Sicherheitsrisiko: Smartphone-App Fotografiert Schlüssel, Ermöglicht Duplikate

Sicherheitsrisiko durch Smartphone-App, die Schlüssel fotografieren kann und Duplikate ermöglicht

Eine neue Smartphone-App mit dem Namen “KeyMe” bietet die Möglichkeit, Schlüssel zu fotografieren, die Informationen passend für einen Schlüsseldienst aufzubereiten und die Schlüsselinformationen mit Freund*innen zu teilen.

Der Anbieter bewirbt die App damit, dass man im Falle eines Schlüsselverlusts ein Duplikat herstellen lassen kann.

Es ist jedoch naheliegend, dass die Möglichkeiten der App ein Sicherheitsrisiko darstellen. So könnten etwa potentielle Einbrecher den Schlüssel duplizieren, indem sie ihn in einem unbeobachteten Moment fotografieren.

Sowohl Privatpersonen als auch Unternehmen sind potentiell gefährdet.

Wahrscheinlich sollte man seine Schlüssel nicht offen herumliegen lassen.

 

App ‘Buycott’ Aids Users In Consumer Boycotts

App ‘Buycott’ Aids Users In Consumer Boycotts

Consumer boycotts via smartphone

Consumers in the US (and elsewhere) are facing a dilemma: They may politically disagree with the corporations whose products they buy on a regular basis at their local supermarket. Often they do not know who they are supporting financially, because huge corporations own vast portfolios of consumer brands.

A new app called Buycott, available now for iOS and Android (soon) makes transparent who is behind a certain product that you buy in supermarkets. It helps individuals who want to engage in consumer boycotts.

The targeted corporations currently include Koch Industries, Monsanto, and Johnson & Johnson, but the database is being expanded. These corporations are US-based, but they are all huge multinational conglomerates.

The idea for the app was sparked at last year’s progressive Netroots Nation conference and brought to life by Ivan Pardo, an independent software developer from Los Angeles.

Read more:

New App Buycott Lets Users Protest Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More.” (Clare O’Connor, Huffington Post, 2013/05/15)

Auf deutsch:

Buycott: App klärt beim Einkauf auf“. (Heise Online, 18.05.2013)