AT&T and Verizon announce they will being producing transparency reports on government requests for user data in 2014.
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The volume of government requests to Google for user data is continuing to increase, something that should come as no surprise in the current climate. In its latest transparency report, the company said that it received more than 25,000 requests for user data in the first six months of 2013, an increase of about 18 percent.
Dennis Fisher talks with Brian Donohue, Threatpost’s Washington, D.C. writer, about the new report from the NSA reform panel and whether any of the recommended changes will ever be implemented.
On the same day that a panel of experts delivered a report to the United States president recommending sweeping changes to the way that the National Security Agency collects, handles and stores intelligence, the United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the protection of users’ right to privacy and emphasizing their right to be[...]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the happenings in the security world of late, including the latest NSA revelations, the odd DGA Changer malware and the response of attackers to the death of Blackhole.
Dennis Fisher talks with Ron Deibert of the University of Toronto and Citizen Lab about his group’s research into cyber espionage campaigns, the surveillance landscape and his recent book, Black Code.
On November 4, someone broke into the offices of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and stole two laptops containing the sensitive information of more than 800,000 members.
A United States District Court judge has ruled that the bulk metadata collection program maintained by the National Security Agency for years now likely is unconstitutional. The judge, ruling on a pair of law suits that claimed the NSA’s methods violated users’ privacy and civil rights, said that the metadata program “significantly intrudes on that[...]
It’s taken more than six months, but top officials at the National Security Agency are finally discussing some of the details of how former agency contractor Edward Snowden got access to all of the documents he stole and what kind of damage they believe the publication of the information they contain could do.
Google’s decision to automatically display images in Gmail messages exposes users to read-tracking and has other privacy and security consequences.