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US lawmakers want justice and intelligence officials to provide clarifications on the recent reports about Yahoo’s email surveillance program [Read More]
Cyber attack attribution has long been a thorny problem. It is difficult to develop norms of international cyber behavior if attackers can hide behind plausible deniability. [Read More]
Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, known online as the hacker Guccifer, has returned to Romania after being convicted in the U.S. for hacking and identity theft [Read More]
Two 19-year-olds suspected of being members of the notorious Lizard Squad group have been arrested in the U.S. and the Netherlands [Read More]
NSA contractor Harold Martin, while working at Booz Allen Hamilton for the NSA, was arrested late August, accused of stealing secret documents. [Read More]
The European Union has published its proposal for a revised Regulation on the export of dual use goods, which introduces new controls over the export of cyber surveillance and computer intrusion tools. [Read More]
Apple can’t tap into iMessage conversations, thanks to end-to-end encryption, but the iPhone maker does know who you message or attempt to message with. [Read More]
A Norwegian court dismissed a bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to win assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he come to Norway to collect an award. [Read More]
A member of the hacker group that breached Yahoo in 2012 has been sentenced to 2 years in prison in the UK [Read More]
EFF publishes report to warn police and courts that IP addresses should not be considered a reliable indicator of identity or location [Read More]

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Wade Williamson's picture
Asking for security backdoors that only benefit the good guys is like asking for bullets that only hurt the bad guys. That’s simply not how encryption works.
David Holmes's picture
In the initial hours after the Paris attacks by Islamic terrorists, when the PlayStation 4 rumor was first circulating, I decided to see exactly what kind of encryption the PS4 uses for its messaging system.
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.