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#meta the reason it takes two clicks to register is because no cookies are sent to the user until registration is requested.

#meta the reason it takes two clicks to register is because no cookies are sent to the user until registration is requested.

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#meta the reason it takes two clicks to register is because no cookies are sent to the user until registration is requested.

#meta the reason it takes two clicks to register is because no cookies are sent to the user until registration is requested.

this means that first the test cookie has to be sent on the first page load, and then the registration can take place on the next one.

of course, this can be helped along with some js, it just hasn't been written yet.

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1 in 10 Americans uses stalkerware to track partners and exes, poll finds

1 in 10 Americans uses stalkerware to track partners and exes, poll finds
The apps covertly track activity on victims' phones.

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Stalkerware can track locations, calls and texts. One in 10 Americans said they use it, according to a poll from NortonLifeLock.

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There's a booming market for apps that track your phone without your knowledge, siphoning off call and text records, photos and more to send to the person who secretly installed the spy app. It's called stalkerware, and according to a poll released on Wednesday by antivirus provider NortonLifeLock, one in 10 Americans admits to using it on their partner's or ex's devices.

Men are more than twice as likely than women to use the apps, according to the poll, which NortonLifeLock conducted in partnership with the Harris Poll. The apps are often marketed as theft protection or child-monitoring tools, said Kevin Roundy, a researcher at NortonLifeLock.

Because the apps run in the background, victims receive no notification that someone has installed stalkerware on their devices. The stealth nature of the apps makes them dangerous, Roundy says, and NortonLifeLock notifies users when the apps are detected.

"It should never be covert about what it's doing," Roundy said, referring to stalkerware technology.

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The NortonLifeLock report comes as antivirus companies boost their efforts to detect and track stalkerware. Malwarebytes and Kaspersky look for the apps on customers' devices and have published reports on how often they find them. Academics and advocates are also working with antivirus companies to push for greater awareness of the dangers of stalkerware. All three antivirus companies are part of the Coalition to Stop Stalkerware, as are German antivirus firms Avira and G Data.

The apps fit an odd category of malicious software that can harm users but is sold legally. It's installed by people who know the victims, rather than distant cybercriminals. Roundy said people often use stalkerware when relationships are ending, a time when domestic violence experts say the risk of harm to an abused partner is highest.

Using the apps can violate wiretap and GPS privacy laws and is often part of a pattern of criminal harassment and stalking. But local law enforcement agencies are still catching up with the trend. Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation says education and advocacy are necessary to crack down on the use of stalkerware.

People who buy and install stalkerware on a partner's devices often leave obvious traces, including payment records and IP addresses that could let law enforcement track them down.

"That's very strong evidence they can take action on," Galperin said.


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Though app stores have made progress in removing the apps from their platforms, NortonLifeLock's Roundy said, some apps just rebrand and say they're child safety apps. But as long as they're capable of covertly spying on device users, they're dangerous, he added.

Tracking partners without their consent is also bigger than stalkerware apps, Roundy said. Respondents to the poll said they engaged in several broader behaviors that let them stealthily track partners and exes.

The most common behaviors were checking a partner's phone or browsing history without their consent, with 29% and 21% of respondents respectively saying they did this. Nine percent said they'd created a fake social media profile and sent a friend request to their target's private social media accounts, and 8% had tracked someone's physical activity through fitness apps.

Many respondents also said they didn't think such "creeping" behaviors were a big deal, with 35% saying they weren't concerned as long as they weren't being stalked in person. However, men were much more likely to voice this opinion; 43% of men agreed with the idea, compared with 27% of women.


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AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many
By RAPHAEL SATTER
February 11, 2019 GMT
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Mazen Masri, an academic and a consultant to the legal team suing the NSO Group in Israel over alleged abuses involving its spyware, poses for a photograph in a pedestrian underpass leading to King's Cross Station in London on Monday, Jan. 27, 2019. He is among half a dozen people who have been approached by undercover operatives on false pretexts over the past two months. All six have crossed paths with the NSO Group in some way. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)
LONDON (AP) When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The Associated Press has now learned of similar undercover efforts targeting at least four other individuals who have raised questions about the use of the Israeli firms spyware.

The four others targeted by operatives include three lawyers involved in related lawsuits in Israel and Cyprus alleging that the company, the NSO Group, sold its spyware to governments with questionable human rights records. The fourth is a London-based journalist who has covered the litigation. Two of them the journalist and a Cyprus-based lawyer were secretly recorded meeting the undercover operatives; footage of them was broadcast on Israeli television just as the AP was preparing to publish this story.

All six of the people who were targeted said they believe the operatives were part of a coordinated effort to discredit them.

Theres somebody whos really interested in sabotaging the case, said one of the targets, Mazen Masri, who teaches at City University, London and is advising the plaintiffs attorney in the case in Israel.

Masri said the operatives were looking for dirt and irrelevant information about people involved.

The details of these covert efforts offer a glimpse into the sometimes shadowy world of private investigators, which includes some operatives who go beyond gathering information and instead act as provocateurs. The targets told the AP that the covert agents tried to goad them into making racist and anti-Israel remarks or revealing sensitive information about their work in connection with the lawsuits.

NSO has previously said it has nothing to do with the undercover efforts either directly or indirectly. It did not return repeated messages asking about the new targets identified by the AP. American private equity firm Francisco Partners, which owns NSO, did not return a message from the AP seeking comment.

The undercover operatives activities might never have been made public had it not been for two researchers who work at Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog group that is based out of the University of Torontos Munk School.

In December, one of the researchers, John Scott-Railton, realized that a colleague had been tricked into meeting an operative at a Toronto hotel, then questioned about his work on NSO. When a second operative calling himself Michel Lambert approached Scott-Railton to arrange a similar meeting at the Peninsula Hotel in New York, Scott-Railton devised a sting operation, inviting AP journalists to interrupt the lunch and videotape the encounter.

The story drew wide attention in Israel. Within days, Israeli investigative television show Uvda and The New York Times identified Lambert as Aharon Almog-Assouline, a former Israeli security official living in the plush Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Hasharon.

By then, Scott-Railton and the AP had determined the undercover efforts went well beyond Citizen Lab.

Within hours of the storys publication, Masri wrote to the AP to say that he and Alaa Mahajna, who is pursuing the lawsuit against NSO in Israel, had spent weeks parrying offers from two wealthy-sounding executives who had contacted them with lucrative offers of work and insistent requests to meet in London.

We were on our guard and did not take the bait, Masri wrote.

Masris revelation prompted a flurry of messages to others tied to litigation involving NSO. Masri and Scott-Railton say they discovered that Christiana Markou, a lawyer representing plaintiffs in a related lawsuit against NSO-affiliated companies in Cyprus, had been flown to London for a strange meeting with someone who claimed to be a Hong Kong-based investor. Around the same time, Masri found out that a journalist who had written about NSO was also invited to a London hotel twice and questioned about his reporting.

Things are getting more interesting, Masri wrote as the episodes emerged.

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Like Almog-Assouline, the undercover operative the AP exposed in New York, the covert agents who pursued the lawyers made a string of operational errors.

The attempt to ensnare Alaa Mahajna, the lead lawyer in the Israeli suit, was a case in point.

On Nov. 26 he heard from a man who said his name was Marwan Al Haj and described himself as a partner at a Swedish wealth management firm called Lyndon Partners. Al Haj offered Mahajna an intriguing proposition. Al Haj said one of his clients, an ultra-rich individual with family ties to the Middle East, needed legal assistance recovering family land seized by Jewish settlers following the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

I believe you may be a good fit for this challenging task, Al Haj wrote.

The request made sense. As a human rights lawyer based in Jerusalem, Mahajna has defended Palestinian activists and others at the receiving end of the Israeli governments ire. But Mahajna became suspicious as he tried to learn more about the case. Al Haj was cagey about his client and seemed unwilling to provide any paperwork, Mahajna told the AP.

Not even the basic stuff, Mahajna said. Usually people flood you with documents and stories.

Mahajna said he was unsettled when Al Haj suddenly offered him an all-expenses-paid trip to London; no one had even asked him whether the case had any hope of success.

At some point it was abundantly clear that this is not a bona fide approach, Mahajna said.

Ten days later, Masri, the legal adviser in the Israeli lawsuit, received an email offering him a place on the advisory board of a Zurich-based company called APOL Consulting.

Masri became skeptical after he checked out the companys website. Consulting firms typically trade on their employees intelligence and skill, so Masri expected the companys site to prominently display the names, headshots and qualifications of its staff.

Here there wasnt even a name of one human, he said.

When Masri turned down the position on APOLs board, the representative whod contacted him a man who called himself Cristian Ortega pressed Masri to see him in London anyway.

I would consider it a privilege to have a chance to meet you in person for a friendly chat, Ortega said in a Jan. 7 email. No strings attached of course.

Masri said that by then he and Mahajna had come to believe that Ortega and Al Haj were fictions and that their companies were imaginary.

But they didnt yet know how widespread the covert operations were.

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The undercover agents got a little further with Christiana Markou, the lawyer who is pursuing the Cypriot case against NSO-affiliated entities.

Her lawsuit, like Mahajnas, draws heavily on reports by Citizen Lab that found that NSO spyware had been used to break into the phones of the Mexican activists and journalists who are the plaintiffs in both cases.

Markou told the AP she was approached over email Dec. 21 by a man who presented himself as Olivier Duffet, a partner at Hong Kong-based ENE Investments.

Duffet was ostensibly interested in inviting Markou a leading data protection and privacy lawyer in Cyprus to give a lecture at a conference. Markou said she proposed discussing the lecture over Skype, but he insisted on an in-person meeting in London, eventually flying her out, putting her up in a fancy hotel and chatting for a little more than an hour.

Most of the discussion revolved around the proposed lecture but then Duffet suddenly pivoted to the NSO case, asking her whether she felt the lawsuit was winnable and who was funding it.

Markou said she gave either incorrect answers or expressly refused to answer because she found his questions suspicious.

Yet another target, Eyad Hamid, a London-based journalist who wrote a story about NSO, said he was also invited to a London hotel on two separate occasions to discuss his coverage of the Israeli company.

The purported company used in the operation targeting him was Mertens-Giraud Partners Management, which was described as a Brussels-based wealth management firm.

Neither MGP nor any of the other companies truly existed. The APs searches of the Orbis database of some 300 million companies, local corporate registries and trademark repositories turned up no trace of a Swiss firm called APOL, a Swedish company called Lyndon partners, a Belgian company called Mertens-Giraud or a Hong Kong-based firm named ENE Investments. Local phone books didnt carry listings for a Zurich-based man named Cristian Ortega, a Hong Kong-based man named Olivier Duffet or anyone in Sweden bearing the name Marwan Al Haj.

There was no hint of APOL when the AP visited its supposed office not far from Zurichs central train station; tenants said theyd never heard of the company. It was the same story in Hong Kong; a management representative at the Central Building, where ENE Investments was supposedly located, said he didnt know anything about the company. An AP journalist wasnt able to speak to anyone at Mertens-Girauds alleged office on Brussels Rue des Poissoniers; the entire building was boarded up for renovations.

At the modern office block in downtown Stockholm where Lyndon Partners claimed to have its headquarters, service manager Elias Broberger said he could find no trace of the wealth management firm.

It says they are located here, Broberger said as he examined Lyndon Partners professional-looking website. But we dont have them in any of our systems: not the booking system; not the member system. We dont bill them; they dont bill us.

I cant find them.

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Who hired the undercover agents remains unclear, but their operational and digital fingerprints suggest they are linked.

The six operatives all began approaching their targets around the same time with individually tailored pitches. Their bogus websites followed the same patterns; all of them were hosted on Namecheap and many were bought at auction from GoDaddy and used the Israeli web design platform Wix. The formatting of the websites was similar; in at least two instances MGP and Lyndon Partners it was identical. Even the operatives email signatures were the same consisting of three neatly packed, colorful lines consisting of a phone number, web address and email.

The operatives LinkedIn pages were similar, too, featuring men in sunglasses shot from a distance, facing away from the camera, or at unusual angles a tactic sometimes use to frustrate facial recognition algorithms.

Despite the indications that the undercover agents are all linked, there is no conclusive evidence who they might work for. An Israeli television channel, Channel 12, broadcast a report on Saturday claiming that an Israeli private investigation firm, Black Cube, had been investigating issues around the lawsuits against NSO. The TV channel showed secretly shot footage of the Cypriot lawyer, Markou, and the London journalist, Hamid, which matched the pairs description of their encounters with undercover agents.

The TV segment was critical of the lawyers suing NSO, and quoted NSO founder Shalev Hulio in an interview accusing Markou and her colleagues of pursuing the lawsuits as a PR exercise.

NSO has previously denied hiring Black Cube, and Black Cube in a letter sent last month to the AP said it was not involved in the effort to ensnare researchers at Citizen Lab. Black Cube had nothing to do with these alleged events, the letter said, adding that no one acting on the companys behalf did either.

Black Cube does have a possible tie to Almog-Assouline, the man who held the hotel meeting about NSO in New York. During a long-running Canadian legal battle between two private equity firms Catalyst Capital and West Face Capital one man caught up in the litigation said he recognized Almog-Assouline because hed been approached by the same operative under a different identity several years ago.

I recognized the individual, down to the accent and the anecdotes, said the man, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

In court filings, Black Cube has acknowledged dispatching agents to meet with various individuals involved in in the private equity firms feud. But its unclear if other investigations firms might also have done work connected to the two companies legal battle.

Black Cube did not respond to repeated questions about whether it had ever employed Almog-Assouline. The firm previously drew international opprobrium for its unrelated work protecting the reputation of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Almog-Assouline himself denied working for Black Cube when two AP reporters confronted him in New York last month.

He has refused to answer any questions since.

When an AP reporter rang the door at his penthouse in Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Hasharon a week ago, a woman who identified herself as his wife said he wasnt home. When the reporter followed up with a phone call to Almog-Assouline, he said: I have no interest in speaking to you.

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Aron Heller in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, David Keyton in Stockholm, Sweden, Jamey Keaten in Zurich, Vincent Yu in Hong Kong, Sylvain Plazy in Brussels, Josef Federman in Jerusalem and Meneloas Hadjicostis in Nicosia, Cyprus, contributed to this report.

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Online:

Documents related to the undercover operation: https://www.documentcloud.org/search/projectid:42174-Citizen-Lab-Undercover-Op

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Raphael Satter can be reached on: http://raphaelsatter.com


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hombre_fatal 3 days ago

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Actually, what I've found on Airbnb is that everyone just rates everyone high to either avoid rating retaliation or to avoiding seeming like a dick / hard customer. I suspect it's the latter -- there really is no upside to being an honest critic.
You'll rent a place that ends up being on the noisy highway and the worst rating you'll find is "great for early risers!"
The rating system does not work. Airbnb doesn't care about rating inflation because it just makes everything look like 5-star experience.
Uber is frustrating for other reasons. I've never made an Uber driver wait for me, I'll greet the driver, and I can't imagine how someone can be a better customer. I have a 4.1 rating and can't get VIP because of my rating. My girlfriend doesn't even believe in getting up to leave the house until the app tells her the Uber is there. She constantly calls uber for large loud drunk groups, redirects her rides, and yammers on her phone the whole ride. She has a 4.8+.
Aside, my girlfriend also rates all Uber drivers 3/5 because that's an average rating. They get a 4/5 if they go above and beyond. I actually though 5-star systems had merits until I met her. Now I'm firmly against them.
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[]maybegaythrowaway4 [score hidden] 44 minutes ago


[]maybegaythrowaway4 [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Made this throwaway a couple weeks ago because of something that happened.
Have a daughter with my ex, but we always had problems in the bedroom. Had no idea if it was something with me, her, no idea. Seem to run into the same problem with most girls I get with after the first few months. I mean, it's not constant, but it's easily 15-20% of the time. Have no problem going down on a girl when it happens, I'm not an asshole, but it's always concerned me (which I know just makes for a vicious cycle.)
Been in a different city for about a month, met a guy. Fell for him pretty hard, which is bizarre for me, because it's never happened before. Lot of very awkward moments, but the few times we've fucked it's been stupid hot. Not really sure what to make of it, and it really comes and goes. Some days it really rubs me the wrong way, other days it's all I want.
Anyway, I can't speak for anyone else, I don't even fully understand what's going on.. just wrote this out to say, sometimes this shit just comes right out of left field. Not sure if I'm gay, or bi, or straight and just going through some shit, don't know if that's something I'll even be able to figure out. But I could definitely understand this happening to someone and them feeling obligated to explore it and figure it out.
Well, I'll probably delete this later. Just thought I'd toss out my 0.02$
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[]dayungbenny [score hidden] 31 minutes ago
This was very real of you to share and I bet will comfort a lot of people feeling similar.
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