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European data protection regulators have written to both WhatsApp and Yahoo. [Read More]
Italian security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that can be easily exploited to break into messaging applications such as Telegram, WhatsApp, and Signal. [Read More]
Yahoo has asked US spy agencies to offer public "transparency" about data they make internet companies provide on users and to declassify any secret order served on the company. [Read More]
Microsoft’s popular text, audio and video messaging service Skype can be used to record keystrokes and reveal what a user has typed, a group of researchers say. [Read More]
Twitter and Facebook have cut access to certain data for an analytics firm which according to a civil liberties group helped law enforcement track protesters in social movements. [Read More]
The Safari browser in iOS 10 no longer offers the same level of privacy as before when it comes to Private Browsing, a researcher has discovered. [Read More]
In her first speech as the UK's new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham gave few clues on how the Data Protection laws in the UK will eventually look post Brexit. [Read More]
Researchers disclose a DNS-based attack method that semi-global adversaries can leverage to deanonymize Tor users [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]
Dispel has launched what it calls 'the first commercially available counter-reconnaissance voice and video system' that 'renders live-stream communications impenetrable to metadata-driven surveillance and hacking.' [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.