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Researchers discovered that the Maxthon web browser is collecting sensitive information and sending it to China [Read More]
The European Union on launched the controversial 'Privacy Shield" deal with the United States aimed at curbing government spying on the personal internet information of European citizens. [Read More]
Facebook said it would roll out optional "end to end encryption" for its Messenger application, following a trend aimed at stronger security and protection against snooping. [Read More]
The Tor (The Onion Router) browser is looking to enhance the security of its users by employing new features aimed at preventing deanonymization attacks against them. [Read More]
The FBI's facial recognition database has more than 400 million pictures to help its criminal investigations, but lacks adequate safeguards for accuracy and privacy protection, a congressional audit shows. [Read More]
Recently released version 6.0 of the Tor (The Onion Router) browser brings along multiple privacy and security improvements, along with other fixes. [Read More]
The European Parliament called on Brussels to pursue talks with Washington to remove "deficiencies" from a deal to curb government spying on the personal Internet data of EU citizens. [Read More]
Microsoft intends to dominate the corporate cloud, and everything it does is based on that intention. Google, however, seems to have lost its way. [Read More]
Facebook said it had received 13 percent more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46,000 requests worldwide. [Read More]
More than 1 million people are currently using Tor to access Facebook. [Read More]

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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.
Tal Be'ery's picture
The Google-backed "Certificate Transparency" initiative has gained much momentum and may have a real chance to amend the battered Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI).
Chris Coleman's picture
The events that occurred in 2013 will forever be reflected in the Internet DNA of the future, and how the cyber security market evolves to accommodate that future.
Gant Redmon's picture
Proper use of Google Glass respecting law and privacy will be all about context. Context is different depending where you are. Are you in a public place, a private place, or a restricted place like a government installation?
Ram Mohan's picture
There is a lot we can do to keep our data private and, like many aspects of managing security, it’s a process that is best grounded in common sense. What can organizations do to shield themselves from the kind of scrutiny that has caught the world’s attention recently?
Michael Callahan's picture
There’s more than functionality and availability issues ailing Healthcare.gov. There’s significant potential for compromise.