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U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order titled 'Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States' appears to threaten the future of the EU/US Privacy Shield, but that may not be the case. [Read More]
Rumors circulating on hacker forums claim the controversial LeakedSource website was shut down following a law enforcement raid [Read More]
Researchers analyzed 283 Android VPN applications from Google Play and found that many of them introduce security and privacy risks [Read More]
The popular darknet marketplace AlphaBay was until recently affected by a vulnerability that exposed its users’ private messages [Read More]
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reaffirmed Microsoft's legal right to refuse a US government order to hand over data stored overseas in a case with important privacy implications. [Read More]
Lavabit is recommencing operations on a new secure end-to-end communications platform, Lavabit owner Ladar Levison announced. [Read More]
In a new study, researchers show that de-identified web browsing histories can be linked to social media profiles using only publicly available data. [Read More]
Secure email provider ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to help users fight censorship and surveillance [Read More]
A report emerged on Friday that the popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp packs a backdoor allowing its operator (Facebook) to tap into users’ end-to-end encrypted conversations, but experts have refuted the claim as an exaggeration and F.U.D. [Read More]
Microsoft has launched a web-based dashboard for users interested in reviewing the data collected by the company, and also announced changes to Windows 10’s privacy features. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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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?
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?