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Israel eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year, according to reports.
Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances.
The head of the CIA has apologized to US lawmakers after an investigation confirmed claims that his officers had "improperly" accessed Senate computers.
BitTorrent has provided additional details on Bleep, an encrypted voice and messaging application which, unlike similar solutions, doesn't rely on central servers.
Microsoft will challenge a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server in a data center in Dublin.
Open Whisper Systems announced the availability of Signal, an iPhone application that lets users make encrypted voice calls worldwide for free.
The Tor Project has detected an attack which appeared to be an attempt to deanonymize users of the popular anonymity network.
Microsoft said it was under investigation by antitrust authorities in China, pledging to cooperate in the investigation.
Large-scale surveillance by the US government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a study released by the ACLU and Human Rights Watch showed.
Officials from China's corporate regulator paid visits to Microsoft's offices in four cities in the country.

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Mark Hatton's picture
The oversight for the protection of healthcare information is only getting tighter, and it is incumbent upon the security teams to ensure healthcare professionals have all the tools necessary to improve patient outcomes, while we worry about keeping the bad guys away.
Torsten George's picture
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a good first step towards creating a standardized approach to cyber security, but requires many substantial updates before really improving our nation’s cyber resilience.
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).
Nimmy Reichenberg's picture
With the release of PCI-DSS 3.0, organizations have a framework for payment security as part of their business-as-usual activities by introducing more flexibility, and an increased focus on education, awareness and security as a shared responsibility.
Mark Hatton's picture
Complacency is never a good thing, but in security it can have devastating effects. While it’s good to acknowledge progress, that should never stand in the way of staying ahead of the next potential threat.
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.
Chris Hinkley's picture
For security professionals, PCI DSS 3.0 means that PCI compliance will become more of an everyday business practice, rather than an annual checklist obligation.
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.