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Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection

Data protection is only getting more important. Yet, most people simply do not care enough about protecting their personal data. Therefore Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová is going to launch information campaign to rise public awareness about privacy and data protection.

Source: Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection – EURACTIV.com

Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

Encryption is substantial part of information security. Information security, in turn, is an enabler of privacy and keeps people safe. Many politicians doesn’t understand that. So this guide tries to explain to politicians what is what in encryption.

Source: Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit

Former members of Team Espionage recently expressed their concern that the Shadow Brokers’ dump of NSA Windows exploits had done serious damage to the security of the nation. The unwanted exposure of NSA power tools supposedly harmed intelligence gathering efforts, even though the tools targeted outdated operating systems and network software.

Source: Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit

IEEE Standards Association Announces Initiative Designed to Protect Digital Identity for the Global Community

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of a new IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program: Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency. The program will convene technology innovators, industry movers, policy and legal experts, and leading academic researchers to build consensus on creating standards that encompass ethical considerations around consumer and patient data.

Source: IEEE Standards Association Announces Initiative Designed to Protect Digital Identity for the Global Community

N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

The National Security Agency (NSA) announced that it has halted its warrantless surveillance program. This program was one of the most disputed forms of surveillance which dates back to the post-9/11 expansion of national security powers by Bush administration.

Source: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

Data privacy doesn’t seem to be a concern for mobile users willing to swap it for convenience

People are full of contradictions, going through life saying one thing and then doing another. For example, people think they care a lot about data privacy, but they are often willing to use their data as currency.

Source: Data privacy doesn’t seem to be a concern for mobile users willing to swap it for convenience

AI Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse

In the near future, as artificial intelligence (AI) systems become more capable, we will begin to see more automated and increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks. The rise of AI-enabled cyberattacks is expected to cause an explosion of network penetrations, personal data thefts, and an epidemic-level spread of intelligent computer viruses. Ironically, our best hope to defend against AI-enabled hacking is by using AI. But this is very likely to lead to an AI arms race, the consequences of which may be very troubling in the long term, especially as big government actors join the cyber wars.

Source: AI Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse

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