A huge amount of Boston’s traffic data dating back to 2012 was stored on an insecure website that didn’t even require a password once the user was guided to the server’s back door by a simple Google search. Boston!

When investigative journalist Kenneth Lipp alerted the operators about this massive security flaw, they made the site private in two hours. But to learn what went on before that and how Boston’s Police and Transport Departments ended up creating this data-leak privacy clusterfuck, head over to PrivacySOS!

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