Civil rights activists and hacker Claudio Guarnieri along with partners such as the EFF and Amnesty International released Detekt, open source security software targeting activists and oppressed people that scans Windows machines for dangerous spyware.
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The U.S. Senate failed to pass the USA FREEDOM Act last night, but that should matter little to security and technology companies rolling out encryption everywhere.
Results from a survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrate that consumers’ attitudes about commercial and government data collection have shifted post-Snowden.
The Senate will vote on the USA Freedom Act, a bill aimed at limiting the NSA surveillance and spying dragnet, in this lame-duck session of Congress.
Researchers have published a paper that describes an Internet voting hack that alters PDF ballots in transmission.
Several automakers have agreed on a set of privacy principles that they say will govern the way that they handle personal information generated by vehicles, geolocation data and other sensitive information that is being produced by in-car computers and networks.
Tor said it wasn’t clear how or why the Tor Hidden Services were seized but that it was still trying to learn more in the wake of the digital sting.
Former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff laid out a game plan for enterprise network security, one heavy on risk management and prioritization in the context of current threats and vulnerabilities, and potential consequences.
Facebook’s latest transparency report shows that U.S law enforcement agencies requested more user information from the social network in the first six months of this year than ever before.
When the National Security Agency discovers a new vulnerability that looks like it might be of use in penetrating target networks, the agency considers a number of factors, including how popular the affected software is and where it’s typically deployed, before deciding whether to share the new bug. The agency shares most of the bugs[…]