Mozilla is set to add a feature to its mobile Firefox OS that will give users the ability to revoke any application’s permissions on a granular basis. Firefox OS is the open source operating system that Mozilla built for smartphones. The software runs on a variety of devices from manufacturers such as Alcatel, ZTE and[…]
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Tor Executive Director Andrew Lewman told the BBC that intelligence agency insiders share bug information with Tor developers under their bosses’ noses.
Amazon Web Services announced that it has turned on Perfect Forward Secrecy and other SSL improvements for its CloudFront content delivery platform.
An iSEC Partners report examining hardening features of the Tor Browser recommends moving off Firefox to Chrome, but budget and feature constraints make that unlikely.
Vulnerabilities in the secure Blackphone reported during DEF CON require unusual circumstances to exploit.
Dan Geer’s Black Hat 2014 keynote featured 10 proposals to address shortcomings in security, in the context of government surveillance and eroding privacy.
It was an absurd scene. Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA and a four-star general in the Army, stood alone on the stage, squinting through the floodlights as members of the standing-room-only crowd shouted insults and accusations. Armed men in dark suits roamed the area in front of the stage, eyeing the restless crowd.[…]
Twitter officials are pushing the United States government for more freedom to publish specific numbers about national security information requests, and said the company is considering its legal options if the government doesn’t allow more data to be made public. In its latest transparency report, Twitter said that officials had met with the FBI and[…]
Tor is warning users of its hidden services to upgrade relays after attackers were discovered on the network trying to deanonymize users.
Open WhisperSystems today released Signal, a free app that brings encrypted calling to the iPhone.