The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has authorized a 90-day extension to the Section 215 bulk telephone collection program used by the National Security Agency, giving the agency through the end of February to run the program in the absence of legislation establishing a new authority.
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A Minnesota District Court ruling this week related to the 2013 Target data breach has opened the door for banks to pursue damages from retailers victimized by a data breach.
The United States Department of Justice yesterday announced the creation of a new cybercrime unit within its Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
As expected, the Sony breach has apparently unearthed more than just unreleased movies: A slew of sensitive employee information is now making the rounds online.
Denis Fisher talks with Costin Raiu of the Kaspersky Lab GReAT Team about the discovery of the Regin APT malware, the threat’s targets and tactics, its ability to compromise GSM base stations and its other capabilities.
The EFF and a long list of civil and privacy groups have sent a letter to NIST, emphasizing the need for the agency to create “a process for establishing secure and resilient encryption standards, free from back doors or other known vulnerabilities.”
Leaders at the Tor Project call for calm after an academic paper spells out how funded hackers could use NetFlow data from Cisco routers to de-anonymize Tor users.
A new coalition, Let’s Encrypt, announced today they will grant free HTTPS certificates to any site that needs one in 2015.
AT&T says it has stopped injecting unique identifying “supercookies” into their users’ Web traffic.
Results from a survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrate that consumers’ attitudes about commercial and government data collection have shifted post-Snowden.