Citizen Lab found a compromised version of an anti-censorship tool that’s popular in Iran and Syria circulating with a backdoor installed.
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Vanity Fair reports that two British Columbia teens convicted of first degree murder used World of Warcraft to plot the rape and murder of a close friend. The result: a trail of online evidence 1.4 billion pages long.
The German government acknowledged on Tuesday that a trojan horse program used to perform lawful intercept is capable of far more than it was said to be. The confirmation comes after an analysis by hacking group The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) which alleged that the program may be in breach of the law.
UPDATE: A study by Stanford University Law School’s Center for Internet and Society has found that many online advertising networks are not adhering to their own privacy policies and continue to rely on and push out Web tracking cookies even after users have indicated that they do not wish to be tracked.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a press conference this morning to unveil details surrounding a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC as they are calling it.
While the press conference was somewhat vague in terms of specifics, the initiative appears to be designed to build a voluntary transactional ecosystem of trust between businesses and individuals online, or, more generally between anyone or thing attempting to transmit money, goods, or ideas online.
Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) don’t agree on much in the policy arena, except when it comes to protecting online privacy.
[img_assist|nid=5575|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A developer figured out that Foursquare had a privacy leak because of how it published user check-ins on web pages for each location. He logged 875,000 in San Francisco. Foursquare is aware of the bug. Read the full article. [Wired]
[img_assist|nid=4959|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A CEO who publicly posted his Social Security number on billboards and
TV commercials as part of a campaign to promote his company’s credit
monitoring services was the victim of identity theft at least 13 times, a
news report says. Read the full article. [Wired]
[img_assist|nid=4754|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]This week, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a 38-page complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission, demanding it cancel new features introduced in mid-April that compel users to share more information than before. Read the full article. [Computerworld]