The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission seeking to halt Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.
Browsing Category: Privacy
Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed new attacks that analyze HTTPS traffic and can accurately determine what pages you’ve visited during an encrypted session.
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.
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[...]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso run down the news from day two of the RSA Conference, including the new FBI director’s speech and preview Trusty Con.
The privacy officers of Google, Microsoft and Intel Security discussed at RSA Conference 2014 the ongoing need for greater transparency in reporting government requests for data.
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”.