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When Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey teased that he had joined the world of social media with secret Facebook and Twitter accounts, tech writer Ashley Feinberg took the dare. [Read More]
A hacker gained access to the names, dates of birth and SSNs of job seekers in 10 U.S. states after breaching the systems of America’s JobLink (AJL) [Read More]
The Senate on voted to overturn FCC rules that would prevent ISPs from monetizing customers' information without their consent. [Read More]
The server hosting Android Forums was hacked and the website’s database was accessed. Only 2.5% of active users affected [Read More]
WikiLeaks releases documents describing Apple device hacking tools used by the CIA. Most require physical access to the targeted device [Read More]
Vulnerability in the web versions of WhatsApp and Telegram allowed hackers to hijack accounts by sending a malicious file to the targeted user [Read More]
Facebook this week announced an update to its platform policies to ban developers from using data obtained from the company to build surveillance tools. [Read More]
New attack method can be used to track mobile devices that rely on MAC address randomization to protect privacy [Read More]
WikiLeaks will share details on the CIA hacking tools with tech companies, but the White House says there may be legal repercussions [Read More]
CIA responds to WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump: it’s our job to be innovative and cutting-edge, but we don’t spy on fellow Americans [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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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.
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?