Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox

Joseph is an award-winning investigative journalist focused on generating impact. His work has triggered hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fines, shut down tech companies, and much more.
147 posts
Cops Released a Car’s Travel History to a Total Stranger
FOIA

Cops Released a Car’s Travel History to a Total Stranger

In a rare instance of too much transparency, an Ohio police department released the precise movements of a particular vehicle in response to a public records request, showing just how invasive license plate reading technology can be.
Podcast: Hacking the Adderall Shortage
Podcast

Podcast: Hacking the Adderall Shortage

People in the U.S. are outsourcing the hunt for Adderall to people in the Philippines; an Apple AirTag stalking case; and the Gateway Pundit's (alleged) bankruptcy.
Hacker Accesses Internal ‘Tile’ Tool That Provides Location Data to Cops
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Hacker Accesses Internal ‘Tile’ Tool That Provides Location Data to Cops

A hacker broke into systems used by Tile, the tracking company, then stole a wealth of customer data and had access to internal company tools.
‘AI Call Center Software’ Is Powering a Scam Call Center
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‘AI Call Center Software’ Is Powering a Scam Call Center

Internal data from a scam call center shows it is using Voiso to power its scam operation. Voiso does offer some AI-powered features, although it's unclear if the scammers are using those particular products.
Inside a Kidnapping Planned on the FBI's Secret Chat App
Features

Inside a Kidnapping Planned on the FBI's Secret Chat App

Anom, the FBI's secret tech startup, is reaching breaking point due to being too popular. Will another murder fall through the cracks?
Podcast: A Massive Google Leak
Podcast

Podcast: A Massive Google Leak

We got a massive internal Google database. We also talk about deepfake laws, and the earliest example of the All Eyes on Rafah image.
Google Contractor Used Admin Access to Leak Info From Private Nintendo YouTube Video
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Google Contractor Used Admin Access to Leak Info From Private Nintendo YouTube Video

The leak made its way to Reddit, which teased the release of a new Yoshi game in 2017.
Google Leak Reveals Thousands of Privacy Incidents
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Google Leak Reveals Thousands of Privacy Incidents

An internal Google database obtained by 404 Media shows Google recording childrens' voices, saving license plates from Street View, and many other self-reported incidents, large and small.
Ticketmaster Confirms Hack in SEC Filing
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Ticketmaster Confirms Hack in SEC Filing

404 Media also obtained a second, larger sample of the data, which is connected to genuine accounts on the Ticketmaster website.
​​Hacker Allegedly Wanted to Become the Tech Arm of ISIS
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​​Hacker Allegedly Wanted to Become the Tech Arm of ISIS

An alleged fraudster who used Genesis Market, a bazaar for all sorts of stolen credentials and cookies, was also secretly making plans to join ISIS and help with violent attacks.
What It’s Like Finding Your Nonconsensual AI Clone Online
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What It’s Like Finding Your Nonconsensual AI Clone Online

Ali Diamond captured the exact moment she found out someone had posted an AI model of her to Civitai without her consent.
Podcast: Google Somehow Got Even More Shit
Podcast

Podcast: Google Somehow Got Even More Shit

Google's AI snippets, a Google researcher says AI is now a leading vector for disinformation, and why AI images are not a victimless crime.