A federal appeals court has sent back to a lower court an appeal in a lawsuit about the way companies are allowed to publicize information about National Security Letters they receive. The appeal consolidates three separate actions against the Attorney General that question whether the government’s restrictions on how companies can talk about NSLs violates the[…]
Browsing Category: Government
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the quasi-interesting fallout from the Ashley Madison hack, the appeals court decision about the Wyndham data breaches, and Charlie Miller leaving Twitter.
Target officials say that the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of several U.S. agencies investigating the massive data breach at the company in 2013, has decided not to punish Target as a result of the breach.
In the latest installment of a long and winding court case related to multiple data beaches at Wyndham Worldwide several years ago, an appellate court has upheld the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to punish the hotel chain for lax security practices that allegedly led to the breaches.
The dismantled AlientSpy remote access Trojan, the same malware found on the phone of dead Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, has resurfaced with new crypto and a new name.
While Congress is enjoying its annual summer recess, privacy advocates are worried that the White House’s recent endorsement of the controversial CISA bill–which has been criticized by DHS officials, among others–will push the information-sharing bill over the goal line. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is the latest incarnation of Congress’s decade-long effort to legislate some[…]
The Internal Revenue Service disclosed this week that following the latest review of its system, 334,000 taxpayers – more than three times the agency’s initial estimate – may be affected by the hack it announced in May.
Published reports say that AT&T was the National Security Agency’s primary telecommunications partner and facilitated much of its surveillance efforts around telephone and Internet traffic collection.
The number of information requests Twitter is receiving from the United States government is increasing steadily, having risen roughly 50 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last six months of 2014. In its latest transparency report, Twitter said that it received 2,436 information requests from the U.S. government from[…]
UPDATE–The list of politicians in Washington wringing their hands over the increasing use of encryption by consumers and businesses is growing longer by the day. Sen. Elizabeth Warren added her name to that list on Monday. Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch expressing concern about a new encrypted communications platform that[…]