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After Apple offers $200,000 for iPhone hacks, a private firm offers $500,000

There’s an arms race in the hunt for tradable software vulnerabilities, but it’s not just about methods — price counts too. Last week, Apple launched its first ever bug bounty program, offering cash rewards of up to $ 200,000 for ways to compromise its hardware and software. This week, an exploit trading firm named Exodus Intelligence(…)

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Uber hired CIA-linked research firm to investigate Seattle union politics

For months, Uber has been fending off fraud allegations related to an investigation into one of its legal opponents, which the company commissioned from a secretive CIA-linked research firm called Ergo. Documents related to the case also refer to other investigations Uber contracted with Ergo for, and so far, the details of those investigations have remained(…)