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The latest browser iteration arrives with 35 security patches, adds safety check in the address bar, and improves site isolation and phishing protection. [Read More]
Reports that Israel-made Pegasus spyware has been used to monitor activists, journalists and politicians around the world highlight the diplomatic risks of nurturing and exporting "oppressive technology", experts warned. [Read More]
Nothing much is likely to happen until and unless the European Data Protection Authorities begin to enforce Schrems II. This is unlikely to happen in the immediate future. [Read More]
Microsoft's security response team late Thursday acknowledged a new, unpatched bug that exposes Windows users to privilege escalation attacks. [Read More]
Microsoft partners with Citizen Lab to identify a mysterious commercial surveillance company in Israel selling zero-days and high-end spyware to government hackers. [Read More]
The United States will seek global rules on how to prevent misuse of artificial intelligence, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday, as he renewed warnings against Russia over hacking. [Read More]
Microsoft’s embattled security response unit uses Patch Tuesday to respond to a new set of Windows zero-day attacks. [Read More]
Mozilla has released Firefox 90 with several security improvements, including better protections against cross-origin threats, as well as an advanced tracker blocking mechanism. [Read More]
The European Consumer Organisation announced Monday it had lodged a complaint with the European Commission against Facebook's attempt to modify the terms of service for the WhatsApp messenging service. [Read More]
Microsoft insists the latest Windows Print Spooler security update works as intended but researchers show code execution demos if certain capabilities are enabled. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Gordon Lawson's picture
While obscurity is an offensive tool for attackers, it also represents a defensive measure for organizations. Let’s consider the benefits of concealing network infrastructure and activity from the outside world to reduce the enterprise attack surface.
Preston Hogue's picture
There is a dawning realization of the potential danger posed by algorithms, written by humans to steer other humans.
Preston Hogue's picture
Everywhere you go, you cast a shadow of data that, taken together, reveals who you are, what you like to do, your habits, your addictions.
Alastair Paterson's picture
For companies based in the U.S. with customers and files in many different countries, reconciling conflicting practices and laws is likely to remain a serious headache for years to come.
Jim Gordon's picture
Individuals and security professionals should have a 360 mindset and know the actions needed to take in the pursuit of data protection and the preservation of privacy.
Laurence Pitt's picture
In the coming years the data protection and privacy landscape will change dramatically, improving the experience for us as individuals but potentially making things more complex for businesses.
Preston Hogue's picture
You should be asking yourself what your digital vapor trail says about you and its potential impact on your own reputation and the trust others have in you.
Preston Hogue's picture
In the United States, it is consumers’ responsibility to opt out of sharing their information with the services they join—and figuring out how to do so.
Preston Hogue's picture
There have been so many high-profile breaches that a person’s entire life could be laid out, triangulated and, ultimately, faked by someone with the wrong set of intentions.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Ashley Arbuckle interviews Michelle Dennedy, Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), to discuss how data privacy has a major impact on business.