The new Dark Mail Alliance formed this week by Lavabit and Silent Circle will offer an open platform for secure email that will use existing protocols and cloud storage as a way to evade surveillance. The new system, which should be available next year, is in some ways a throwback to the pre-Internet days, officials involved in the project said.
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A Dutch member of the European parliament is supporting a grass-roots effort to restrict the export of surveillance software such as FinFisher and others, which are used by some governments and law-enforcement agencies to monitor their citizens’ activities.
As the stunning revelations about the NSA’s collection methods and capabilities continue to mount, two secure email providers that have shut down their services in recent months have formed a new alliance to develop and deploy a new secure email platform that will be resistant to surveillance and back doors. The Dark Mail Alliance, formed[…]
U.S. intelligence officials denied today before a Congressional committee that the NSA spied on European citizens.
President Barack Obama has initiated a review of the procedures and methods that the NSA uses to collect intelligence at home and overseas to ensure that the agency isn’t overstepping its bounds in phone and Internet data collection.
While LinkedIn defended its new Intro app, a security researcher posted some details on how to spoof Intro data, demonstrating how that can lead to spam and phishing attacks.
LinkedIn’s release of its Intro app yesterday for Apple iOS mobile devices raised more than a few eyebrows for behaviors that are tantamount to a man-in-the-middle attack, experts said.
The EFF, which has consistently criticized the NSA’s mass metadata and Internet data collection, said that it appears a bill aimed at curtailing surveillance would still ensure the continued collection of Americans’ records.
FBstalker is a tool that automates queries against Facebook’s Graph Search feature. The tool collects data from users of the social network that can be used by phishers and hackers to gain access to networks.
The credit bureau Experian appears to have sold an unknown amount of highly sensitive personal information to a Vietnamese national who maintained an online identity theft service, according to a long-running investigative report published by KrebsonSecurity reporter Brian Krebs.