The U.S. intelligence community historically has been loathe to release virtually any information about the way that its agencies operates, to the point that the existence of some of those agencies themselves was secret for decades. But in the wake of the Snowden leaks, more and more information is beginning to trickle out, and the[…]
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PayPal unfroze the account of Swiss secure email upstart ProtonMail late this morning, freeing at least $275,000 the service had raised left in limbo.
The United States federal government issued more than 19,000 National Security Letters–perhaps its most powerful tool for domestic intelligence collection–in 2013, and those NSLs contained more than 38,000 individual requests for information.
Encryption software has been enjoying a prolonged day in the sun for about the last year. Thanks to the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA’s seemingly limitless capabilities, security experts have been pounding the drum about the importance of encrypting not just data in transit, but information stored on laptops, phones and portable drives.[…]
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and Citizen Lab released a report today with extensive details on the HackingTeam’s controversial RCS spyware, in particular its extensive global command infrastructure and mobile malware.
Google announced its fork of OpenSSL called BoringSSL, a version of the crypto libraries that will now import changes from OpenSSL.
The House of Representatives yesterday passed an amendment that reins in NSA surveillance by cutting Department of Defense funds.
Incentivized by a minimal amount of cash, computer users who took part in a study were willing to agree to download an executable file to their machines without questioning the potential consequences.
Microsoft doubles down on claims it does not scan user files or monitor user communication in order to target advertisements to its customer.
Facebook announced it will soon be rolling out a new feature to give its users more control when it comes to the types of advertisements they see on the site.