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.
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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.
Verizon updated its transparency report, publishing data on FISA orders for customer content and account information.
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.
A panel of some of the biggest names in cryptography said more conservatism and caution in the development and deployment of encryption is warranted.
Despite all of the revelations and accusations and recriminations in the security industry in the last year, Microsoft CSO Scott Charney said he is still optimistic about the industry’s ability to defend users.
Security researchers did a limited assessment of the iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp and discovered a number of issues around the way the app uses SSL.