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Video conferencing platform Zoom next week will start rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in technical preview. [Read More]
Governments around the world are using the pandemic as a justification to expand surveillance and crack down on dissent online, resulting in a 10th consecutive annual decline in internet freedom, a human rights watchdog report said Wednesday. [Read More]
The "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance demanded that tech companies insert "backdoors" in encrypted apps to allow law enforcement agencies the access they say they need to police online criminality. [Read More]
Google this week revealed that it’s working on redesigning the security alerts for Google Accounts and that it will make them available directly in the applications users are logged into. [Read More]
The EU's top court put limits on how European spy and security agencies could harvest troves of personal data, but said this could be done under a serious threat to national security. [Read More]
Proposition 24 on California's 2020 ballot seeks to expand California's consumer privacy law by tripling penalties for companies that break laws regarding the collection and sale of children's private information. [Read More]
It could be the wackiest product yet from Amazon -- a tiny indoor drone which buzzes around people's homes as a security sentry. [Read More]
A German privacy watchdog said Thursday that it is fining clothing retailer H&M 35.3 million euros ($41 million) after the company was found to have spied on some of its employees in Germany. [Read More]
A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google over privacy concerns, but New Mexico’s top prosecutor vowed Monday to continue the legal fight to protect child privacy rights. [Read More]
A cybersecurity enthusiast has discovered that Airbnb accounts can be hijacked due to recycled phone numbers, and the issue does not appear to have been fixed. [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?