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‘Five Eyes’ wants technology firms to share encrypted data with security agencies

Officials from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will meet next month to discuss plans to press technology firms to share encrypted data with security agencies, Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday.

Source: ‘Five Eyes’ talks to focus on encryption: Australian PM | Reuters

Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information.

Source: Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack | ICO

Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed

Malware was recently identified that appears to have been designed and deployed by a nation-state to target and shut down electric grids. According to published reports, this malware currently appears to be capable of attacking the European grids, and parts of the Middle East and Asia grids, by targeting the specific industrial control system network protocols used to operate those grids. With small modifications, the malware reportedly also appears to be capable of attacking the North American power grid, as well as other industries that use ICS networks (e.g., oil, gas, water, data) around the globe. This post discusses the malware as well as vulnerability management.

Source: Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Privacy vs. Security: Experts Debate Merits of Each in Tech-Rich World

Experts in law and national security took turns making a case for and against encryption and access to personal devices during a National Constitution Center debate June 7.

Source: Privacy vs. Security: Experts Debate Merits of Each in Tech-Rich World

Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy

As part of the Web Transparency and Accountability Project, we’ve been visiting the web’s top 1 million sites every month using our open-source privacy measurement tool OpenWPM . This has led to numerous worrying findings such as the systematic abuse of newly introduced web features for fingerprinting, leading to better privacy tools and occasionally strong responses from browser vendors.

Source: Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy

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