One of Canada’s premier research and technology organizations was hit with an apparent cyber-attack recently that forced the cooperative offline.
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The informational systems that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) runs are fraught with vulnerabilities and what the U.S. Department of Commerce deem “significant security deficiencies.”
Sen. Patrick Leahy has introduced an updated, tougher version of the USA FREEDOM Act that would end the bulk collection of data under Section 215 of FISA.
A collection of privacy and consumer groups from the United States and Europe has asked the Federal Trade Commission to force Facebook to suspend a recently installed program that mines information on sites that users’ visit around the Web.
A new report claims attackers, apparently based in China, were able to hack into three Israeli defense firms to make off with sensitive military data in 2011.
The EFF has asked a federal judge to rule that the NSA’s collection of massive amounts of upstream user data is unconstitutional, violating the Fourth Amendment.
One of Microsoft’s top security executives said the company has never been asked by the United States government to build a backdoor into any of its products, and if the company was asked, it would fight the order in the courts.
Researchers at Citizen Lab have taken a close look at the extent of Internet filtering in Iraq, as well as the security of a popular offline chat app used there, and found an increase in the number of services blocked by the government and identified serious privacy and security problems with the chat app. As tensions[...]
There are a number of undocumented and hidden features and services in Apple iOS that can be used to bypass the backup encryption on iOS devices and remove large amounts of users’ personal data.
Google is focusing some of the sharpest minds it has on a new security initiative known as Project Zero that will dig into the critical software that the Internet and its users depend upon and find new vulnerabilities.