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Carnegie Mellon University has released a statement in response to recent accusations that it was paid by the FBI to hack Tor.
Britain said it will double its investment to to £1.9 billion a year in cyber-security to counter threats including from the Islamic State group, in the wake of the Paris attacks claimed by IS.
The deadly Paris attacks have reignited debate on encrypted communications by terror cells and whether law enforcement and intelligence services are "going dark" in the face of new technologies.
Tor Project claims the FBI paid Carnegie Mellon University at least $1 million to deanonymize Tor users.
An indictment charged three people in the computer breach against JPMorgan Chase and other organizations. Another person was charged in an indictment for a bitcoin scheme to launder the proceeds of the hackers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said a new planned Internet spying law in Britain could have the perverse effect of giving cyber criminals a "back door".
A US judge ordered the government's bulk phone spying program shut down immediately in a symbolic victory for critics of a program set to expire in three weeks.
Intelligence intercepts that suggested Russia's Metrojet airliner might have been bombed show how surveillance by US and British spies can be used to shed light on suspected militant attacks, experts say.
Britain's government published proposals for new Internet spying laws including allowing partial access to a suspect's Internet browsing history that were condemned by privacy campaigners.
Hackers breached the systems of anti-adblocking service PageFair and used the access to deliver malware

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James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.
Adam Firestone's picture
The time has come for the technology professions to demonstrate ethical maturity and adopt standards of ethical conduct to which we hold ourselves and our peers accountable.
Wade Williamson's picture
If criminals can’t use or sell stolen data without being caught, then the data quickly becomes worthless. As a result it’s critical to understand what happens to data after a breach.
Eric Knapp's picture
Because transactions using virtual currencies happen anonymously, they confuse issues of jurisdiction and can become difficult to enforce. When authorities do take action, cybercrime simply re-images itself with a new currency and a new platform.
Oliver Rochford's picture
As the “Snowden leaks” continue in their revelations and unraveling of the twisted web of government surveillance, it is becoming clear that the foundation of trust in the Internet as a shared commons has been thoroughly undermined.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
The power of metadata does not come in that data itself but in the ability of that data to be processed and correlated in an automated fashion. What many believe is meaningless data can reveal more than one would think.
Chris Coleman's picture
Over the past year the buzz around tracking threat actors has been growing and in my opinion hitting the height of the hype cycle. Relying on behavior profiles alone is a great way to get an unwelcomed outcome.
Eric Knapp's picture
The NSA tapping into our digital lives is a heinous breach of privacy, say those on the opposing team. I say, “meh.” Assume that everything you do and say is being watched and heard, always.
Mark Hatton's picture
They always say in the investment world that cash is king. We are now seeing that in terms of cyber as well. Stealing cash, it’s even better than stealing money.