Microsoft supplied user content in response to 10.8 percent of the law enforcement requests it received from United States agencies in the second half of 2013. The company got more than 5,600 requests from U.S. agencies in the last six months of the year, and in the vast majority of those–68 percent–it only supplied subscriber[...]
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Hacking Team, a company that specializes in developing and selling surveillance equipment to foreign governments, is hosting much of its command and control infrastructure in the U.S.
Critical infrastructure policymakers are calling for the formation of a new group to better protect the North American electric grid from cyber-attacks.
Verizon updated its transparency report, publishing data on FISA orders for customer content and account information.
CloudFlare claims government requests for user data are affecting fewer than .017 percent of their two million global customers
Automated update services that provide users with security patches and feature enhancements are also a potential hunting ground for intelligence agencies and law enforcement surveillance activity.
SAN FRANCISCO–The Lavabit case, which saw the secure email provider’s owner shut the company down after being forced to hand over to the government the encryption key that protected his users’ data, may seem like an extreme reaction to a unique situation. But, experts say it’s likely that there will be similar situations in the[...]
FBI Director James B. Comey said during his RSA Conference keynote that public-private sector information sharing is crucial to deterring cybercrime.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the happenings on day one of the RSA Conference, including Art Coviello’s keynote and what makes the NSA mad.
After reading through stacks and stacks of Snowden documents, Schneier says that yes, the NSA is extremely capable and full of smart people but “they are not made of magic”.