BlackBerry this week released a new set of privacy guidelines its encouraging third-party app developers to follow to better protect their customers.
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Dropbox published its 2013 Transparency Report in which it says it received fewer than 250 national security orders from the secret FISA Court.
A Russian researcher was able to take five low severity OAuth bugs and string them together to create what he calls a “simple but high severity exploit” in Github.
LinkedIn announced it was shutting down its Intro service for iOS devices. Intro integrated service with the native iOS Mail client raised privacy and security concerns when it was released four months ago.
Twitter’s transparency report for the last half of 2013 shows an increase in government requests for user account information and content takedowns.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn updated their transparency reports with data on FISA requests for content from the first half of 2013.
In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the public portions of a new national security threat assessment, top intelligence and law enforcement officials said that attacks against financial networks and the critical infrastructure are major threats to the United States’ security. But those threats, as serious as they may be, were not[...]
The opinions and rhetoric on both sides of the Snowden story have only grown more strident and inflexible, leaving no room for nuanced opinions or the possibility that Snowden perhaps is neither a traitor nor a hero but something else entirely.
A letter from the Justice Dept., to a number of large technology companies eases restrictions on the reporting of national security orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.