Mozilla is starting a new initiative that the company says is designed to incorporate more privacy enhancing features into Firefox and the other Mozilla products.
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A new study examines how many device owners choose to leave their phones locked versus unlocked – and why.
Google is working on a new system that enables the company to collect randomized information about the way that users are affected by unwanted software on their machines, without gathering identifying data about the users. The system is known as RAPPOR (Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response) and Google currently is testing it in Chrome. The[…]
The Lollipop version of Android enhances its use of SE Linux, bringing application enforcement to the kernel level, and turns on device encryption by default.
A new SMTP header developed by Facebook and Yahoo confirms ownership of Yahoo email accounts.
A D.C. insider is pessimistic that we’ll see cybersecurity legislation before 2016, pointing toward a number on contributing political and national security factors.
The FTC has hired Ashkan Soltani, a highly regarded and respected technologist and privacy researcher, as its chief technologist.
Apple has fixed a huge number of security vulnerabilities in OS X and iTunes and, at the same time, is being hit with criticisms about privacy issues in the new version of OS X. The latest version of the operating system, known as Yosemite, sends location information to Apple by default via the Spotlight search[…]
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones and other devices could “lead us to a very, very dark place.” Echoing comments made by law enforcement officials for the last several decades, Comey said that the advanced cryptosystems available today threaten to cripple the ability of intelligence and law[…]
The pervasive dragnet surveillance of Americans revealed by the Edward Snowden documents has caused serious damage to the trust that enterprises and citizens had in the United States government and unless that trust is repaired, it could have serious effects on the Internet economy, a panel of prominent technology executives said. In a town hall meeting[…]