The appetite for Twitter user data from governments around the world continues to grow, with the volume of such requests increasing by 40 percent in the second half of 2014.
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Surveillance, privacy and security are serious subjects. So too, for some people, are cat memes and GIFs of screaming goats. And Cheezburger Inc., the premier purveyor of said memes and GIFs, wants its users to know that the company is standing up for their rights. The folks at Cheezburger have built an online empire on[…]
The top cybersecurity officials in the United States on Wednesday said that China is harming the potential for an open Internet through its policies of censorship, and also said the country’s continued cyberespionage operations are damaging the two countries’ relationship. In a piece co-authored in Politico with Ambassador Robert Holleyman and Alex Niejelow, the chief[…]
A relatively new Android Trojan that specializes in stealing banking information by intercepting SMS messages has been making the rounds.
Using a new proof-of-concept, local and public IP addresses can be extracted from candidate messages sent by the API Directory’s STUN protocol requests .
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Ghost glibc vulnerability and its repercussions, the Apple iOS and OSX patches, the link between the Regin APT platform and the NSA. Plus Super Bowl predictions!
Reddit published its first transparency report and said it received a relatively low number of government requests for user information and content takedowns.
Mozilla announced the availability of a meta referrer header in Firefox 36 beta. The meta referrer provides users with policy options limiting the personal data sent in web requests.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the security news of the past week, including the proposed changes to the CFAA, David Cameron’s encryption comments, the NSA’s quasi-apology regarding Dual EC and the Microsoft-Google disclosure feud.
Two services that allow users to reserve offsite parking spots at airports over the internet announced this week that they recently suffered breaches and its customers’ data may be at risk.