Secrets Secrets Are No Fun
Smartphones have already contributed to the destruction of journalism, the game of Snake and countless dinner parties. And now, they’re apparently maiming people’s extremities.
Fanny Schlatter, 18, of Switzerland, was at work when her Samsung Galaxy S3 exploded in her pocket, then burst into flames, according to Le Matin. She sustained third-degree burns and her boss had to rip her clothes off. We don’t know which is worse.
An unnamed IT drone working for Switzerland’s NDB spy agency may have endangered counter-terrorism efforts around the world by stealing terabytes of classified data.
Swiss authorities warned the United States and the United Kingdom about the breach after the suspect was arrested last summer. The tech, described by one Reuters source as “very talented,” was behaving suspiciously and authorities say he was disgruntled after feeling his views about operating the agency’s network were ignored. Reuters reports the man then collected massive amounts of data on hard drives and simply carried them out of government facilities.