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Spain's National Court is investigating a Spanish private security firm on suspicion it spied on Julian Assange on behalf of the US while he was inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. [Read More]
Two rights activists in Morocco have been targeted by surveillance technology developed by an Israeli firm that enables the sender to seize near-full control of mobile devices, says Amnesty International. [Read More]
Twitter said it "inadvertently" used phone numbers and email addresses for advertising even though the personal data was provided for account security. [Read More]
Despite everything that has happened over the last four years, the security posture of the 2020 presidential candidates' campaign websites is little better and often worse than it was in 2016. [Read More]
Developers of the secure messaging app Signal have rushed to patch a serious vulnerability that could have been exploited to eavesdrop on users without any interaction required. [Read More]
Turkey’s data protection authority says it has imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira ($280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening the country’s data laws. [Read More]
Officials are calling on Facebook not to use encryption in its messaging services that does not provide authorities a way to see what is being sent. [Read More]
The US government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday. [Read More]
Google is adding its Password Checkup tool to the Account password manager and Chrome, and it has unveiled some new privacy features for YouTube, Maps and Assistant. [Read More]
Unprotected Cisco WebEx and Zoom meetings can be easily accessed by malicious actors due to an API enumeration vulnerability dubbed Prying-Eye. [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?