The Heartbleed story advanced over the weekend with word of researchers exploiting the OpenSSL flaw to steal private SSL keys, and the loss of data on websites in the U.K. and Canada.
Browsing Tag: Privacy
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp was approved by the Federal Trade Commission late last week, but not without a stern privacy-related warning from the agency.
Bruce Schneier said during his Source Boston keynote that history will not look kindly on society’s tradeoff of privacy for convenience in the age of surveillance.
A team of Princeton computer scientists published a paper that explains how an attacker or intelligence agency could passively sniff traffic and learn a connect a user’s web traffic to their identity via leaked data in cookies.
Google has made a subtle change to the admin console in its Chrome browser, which is used in enterprise environments to help set policies for employee use, which will allow administrators to force users to browse in ephemeral mode.
Sell Hack’s controversial browser plug-in no longer works on LinkedIn pages and all publicly processed data the plug-in collected has been deleted.
The NSA searches the data it collects incidentally on Americans, including phone calls and emails, during the course of terrorism investigations.
Internet service providers in Turkey have been intercepting traffic to Google’s DNS servers and redirecting it.
The makers of Fandango and Credit Karma have settled with the Federal Trade Commission after the commission charged that they deliberately misrepresented the security of their apps and failed to validate SSL certificates.
The federal government is looking for a way to relax the laws to make it simpler for law enforcement agents to target and compromise the computers of suspects involved in criminal cases.