UPDATE–As the debate over potential government interference with encryption technologies rages in countries around the world, Congress is now going down a different path, asking technology companies whether it’s feasible and potentially effective for certificate authorities to restricting the way that government-owned CAs can issue certificates. Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce[…]
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Apple is encouraging developers who create apps for iOS to begin moving their apps to an HTTPS-only model as soon as possible in an effort to thwart eavesdropping on insecure, plaintext HTTP connections. The move is yet one more sign that major Internet and technology companies are becoming ever more resistant to large-scale, passive surveillance[…]
Following the lead of many major Web services, the White House on Monday announced that it would move all of the federal government’s public sites and services to HTTPS-only. Tony Scott, the federal CIO, has issued a memorandum to all federal agencies and departments instructing them to move all of their publicly accessible Web sites[…]
The OPM hack may indeed extend to security clearance data, in addition to personal information belonging to four million federal workers.
A new set of memos uncovered by Edward Snowden and shared with both the New York Times and ProPublica this week reveal how the Obama administration upped its search for hackers and expanded its warrantless surveillance program.
It’s been two years now since the first stories about NSA surveillance capabilities began to appear, and the environment has shifted dramatically in that time. Awareness of and resistance to mass surveillance has increased greatly, but the changes to policy and laws that many observers had hoped for haven’t necessarily emerged. A new report from Privacy[…]
Privacy advocates are calling on Mozilla to better deploy Tracking Protection, a technology that offers more stringent privacy and speeds up page loads by blocking requests to tracking domains, in its Firefox browser.
Google announced the availability of My Account, a new dashboard where users can manage and evaluate their privacy and security settings.
Now that provisions in Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act allowing for bulk collection of phone metadata have been shot down, all eyes turn to the USA FREEDOM Act.
Facebook announced early Monday that has adopted OpenPGP encryption and will let users post their public keys on their profile.