If you use encryption products to protect your data or communications, you owe a debt of gratitude to Phil Zimmermann. Now, Zimmermann is aiming to collect on that debt with his new company, Silent Circle, a startup that will provide secure phone, email and SMS communications.
Browsing Tag: Privacy
Payment processor Global Payments acknowledged Tuesday that a breach at the company announced in early March may have affected individual consumers, as well as merchants.
Officials in Europe this week are hoping to set clearer rules for online advertisers with new guidelines that are supported by the continent’s leading digital privacy agencies.
Following its $16 billion infusion from its recent IPO, the world’s largest social network is reportedly developing a technology that would allow children to access Facebook under parental supervision.
Baby Boomers may not be perceived as tech savvy as Millenials, but they apparently are better at protecting their digital assets. A new British study believed to be the largest of its kind shows those 55 and older tend to pick passwords with twice the strength of those under 25. It also indicates those who prefer to use German and Korean languages chose the strongest passwords; Indonesian speakers, the weakest.
Microsoft yesterday announced its intent to implement its “Do Not Track” (DNT) functionality by default in the next iteration of its web browser, Internet Explorer 10, a shift that has already begun to ruffle the feathers of online advertisers.
Combine the rapid adoption of mobile devices with the behavior of some companies developing applications for them, and what do you get? A pocket-sized, portable privacy liability. Veracode explores the consequences of rampant data-mining and the importance of finding the balance between function and privacy in this infographic published today.
In addition to watching what you say at the office, you may want to be extra careful what you post about work on blogs, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
This admonishment is not new, but a Gartner report predicts up to 60 percent of corporations worldwide will monitor employees’ social media use for security breaches within the next three years. Currently, only 10 percent of companies keep tabs on what employees say about them online and its mainly as reputation, rather than risk, management.
In this talk from the TEDx San Jose conference, security and privacy researcher Chris Soghoian explains the way that surveillance works these days, why it’s so easy for law enforcement to watch private citizens and why companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and others won’t protect their users from this surveillance.