Eight giant technology companies have formed an alliance called Reform Government Surveillance, calling for an end to bulk data collection of Internet activity.
Open WhisperSystems announced that its TextSecure protocol has been integrated into the CyanogenMod SMS app, bringing end-to-end encrypted text messaging to 10 million Android users.
Microsoft account holders will soon be able to monitor recent log-in activity, generate a recovery code, and better manage security notifications.
Microsoft’s takedown of the ZeroAccess botnet wasn’t a complete success. Experts point out that Microsoft targeted only the money-making aspects of the botnet, and that its communication protocol was untouched.
Google revoked digital certificates for some of its domains that had been fraudulently signed by an intermediate certificate authority with links to ANSSI, France’s cyber-defense agency.