In a long-awaited decision on whether and how Europeans’ private data can be protected from the roving eyes of the NSA, the Irish Commercial High Court this morning declared that “standard contractual clauses” —the procedure that tech companies like Facebook use to try to satisfy European privacy laws—should be reviewed by the European Union’s top court, the Court of Justice (CJEU).
An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.
Cynical as I am, I was still astonished to read the August 25 th report from ZDNet recounting the latest Vault 7 release from WikiLeaks. Apparently, the CIA didn’t trust its security service partners to share biometric information with it, so it created a bogus software upgrade to steal the data.
The same hackers who hit DNC and Clinton campaign are now apparently spying on high-value travelers via Wi-Fi.
A mandated ‘back door’ to our electronic devices is essentially a built-in vulnerability and there is no way to ensure that only the good guys will exploit it.
Hackers in two global attacks have used cyberweapons stolen from a dangerous collection that had been amassed by the agency.
Routers aren’t great at security—and apparently no one knows that better than the CIA.
Watch out, National Security Agency: Wikipedia’s coming after you. On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 to revive a lawsuit brought by the Wikimedia Foundation — the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia — claiming that the NSA’s massive surveillance program is unconstitutional and invades people’s privacy.
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.
Cybertools allegedly stolen from the NSA were used to craft the WannaCry ransomware.