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Google is stepping up the fight against unwanted and harmful applications on Android and will soon start alerting users on apps and websites leading to apps that collect personal data without their consent. [Read More]
DHS memo claims China-based drone maker DJI is sending data on U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement to the Chinese government [Read More]
PayPal suspends operations of its subsidiary TIO Networks after the discovery of a data breach that affects 1.6 million customers [Read More]
Our mobile phones are troves of personal, private information, and the US Supreme Court weighed Wednesday how easily police should be able to get it. [Read More]
Privacy rights in the digital age face a crucial test when the Supreme Court hears a case over police use of a person's location data from cellphone towers. [Read More]
Seventy-five percent of 300 Android apps tested by Exodus Privacy and analyzed by the Yale Privacy Lab contain embedded trackers. [Read More]
Imgur rushes to notify users after learning that hackers stole data associated with at least 1.7 million accounts back in 2014 [Read More]
1.8 billion Internet posts collected by a contractor for the Pentagon were exposed online due to failure to secure an Amazon cloud storage bucket [Read More]
Kaspersky shares more details from its investigation into reports that Russian hackers stole NSA data using its software [Read More]
A critical vulnerability (CVE-2017-16541) that could reveal a Tor user’s IP address was addressed over the weekend in the privacy-focused web browser. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Jennifer Blatnik's picture
Protecting this data is a necessity as more and more consumers are voluntarily offering up their rights to security or privacy in search for convenience.
Lance Cottrell's picture
By surreptitiously monitoring and engaging with potential attackers and malware developers you can successfully gain information about emerging attack methods, patterns, and practices in the cyber underground.
Jim Ivers's picture
With the advent of connected devices, privacy and security have become tightly linked because theft of private data is often the goal of malicious attacks.
Jim Ivers's picture
Enlightened toy manufacturers likely begin to embrace the basic concepts of IoT security and build connected toys that can be trusted by parents.
Erin O’Malley's picture
Today, we expect ultimate convenience. But at what cost? More and more, I’m left wondering whether modern conveniences—grâce à today’s advanced technologies—are truly worth the risk.
Jim Ivers's picture
If a car’s systems can be hacked to disable critical systems, then attacks can also be used to extract information. Similar to IoT, if data is being collected, data can be exfiltrated.
David Holmes's picture
The portion of encrypted traffic keeps rising, so IT security administrators will be forced to do more SSL decryption if they are to get any value at all out of their fancy security tools.
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
U.S tech giants are playing a game of high-stakes global brinksmanship around who has rights to control their data, which impacts their European growth prospects, business models, and ultimately stock valuations.
Adam Firestone's picture
The misconception that Internet privacy equals anonymity must be dispelled if cyberspace is to be a secure and safe place. At the same time, mechanisms must be incorporated to ensure that communications remain confidential and resistant to unauthorized alteration by third parties.