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A newly discovered attack against Google Home and Chromecast devices can reveal a user’s precise physical location, a security researcher has discovered. [Read More]
Apple said it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization. [Read More]
DHS HART national biometric database will be useful to law enforcement, but experts are concerned about the civil liberties implications and securing access and use of the data [Read More]
Australia will help fund and build an underseas communications cable to the Solomon Islands after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei over security concerns [Read More]
Vietnamese lawmakers on Tuesday approved a sweeping cyber security law which could compel Facebook and Google to take down critical posts within 24 hours, as space for debate is crushed inside the Communist country. [Read More]
Several major organizations hit by data breach at PageUp, an Australian HR software firm whose platform is used around the world [Read More]
Apple said new MacOS Mojave and iOS 12 software powering its mobile devices and computers would include features designed to thwart the use of secret trackers to monitor people's online activities. [Read More]
Ticketfly shuts down website after it was defaced by a hacker. The attacker also obtained personal information on Ticketfly customers [Read More]
Germany's spy agency can monitor major internet hubs if Berlin deems it necessary for strategic security interests, a federal court has ruled [Read More]
Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail on Wednesday announced the availability of a virtual private network (VPN) service for macOS users. [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?