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Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat

Recently Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. But what Snapchat doesn’t tell you, is that if you aren’t careful, Snap Map will broadcast your exact location to anyone on your friends list every time you open the app.

Source: Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat – The Verge

Cisco wants to balance privacy with security

To be more secure, businesses typically have to accept some level of surveillance, inviting third-party companies to track traffic and monitor network data for intruders, threats or malicious software. Cisco, announcing its “intent-based” network, said that it has found a way to detect malware hidden in encrypted traffic without decrypting, or cracking the secret code protecting the data being transmitted.

Source: Cisco wants to balance privacy with security – SFGate

New NIST guidelines: security and privacy recommendations

NIST has published new guidelines relating to security and privacy (I noted recent NIST’s involvement in privacy engineering here ). As many of their documents, new guidelines will be influential for security and privacy engineering.

Source: New NIST guidelines: security and privacy recommendations

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West.
Source: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN19E0XB

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