A broad group of civil-rights, technology and political groups from across the spectrum has developed a new initiative to advocate for the repeal of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the part that provides the authority for the bulk collection of phone metadata and other information. The new group is calling itself Fight215.org and[…]
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New Obama Administration Executive Order declares a cyber-national emergency and research advocates worry that sanctions could chill security research work.
The FBI has warned consumers about a rash of phony websites posing as government services.
Snapchat has released its first transparency report, covering a four-month period from November through February, and the data shows that the company didn’t receive any National Security Letters and got fewer than 400 total requests for data from the United States government. Snapchat, a California company that runs a popular chat and media-sharing service, said in the report[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about Google’s decision to drop Chinese CA CNNIC from Chrome’s trust store, the scope of the malvertising threat and Verizon’s super cookie use.
UPDATE–Google has taken the unusual step of completely removing trust from Chrome for the Chinese certificate authority CNNIC in the wake of an incident in which certificates issued by the CA were misused. Mozilla followed suit on Thursday, also removing CNNIC from its trust store. Google officials announced the severe decision on Wednesday, saying that[…]
Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans have done little or nothing to change their online behaviors nearly two years after the first NSA spying revelations emerged.
Supreme Court rules that satellite-based monitoring constitutes a Fourth Amendment protected search in sex offender case but does not rule on whether this particular search is a reasonable one.
The ongoing DDoS attack on GitHub, which has made the social coding site intermittently unresponsive since March 25, is essentially a side effect of an older operation from the Chinese government against a site run by the anti-censorship project GreatFire.org. Officials at GreatFire said that the attack on their infrastructure began on March 17 and involved[…]
An APT group with its sights on selective targets, most of those in Israel, has been using an elusive malware implant to steal data from groups with state and political interests.