A Russian court has imposed an 800,000 ruble ($14,000) fine on Telegram for refusing to provide the Federal Security Service (FSB) with encryption keys to the popular messaging app.
Any technology that allows U.S. agencies to lawfully access data will present an irresistible target for hackers and foreign intelligence services.
Moscow is adding facial-recognition technology to its network of 170,000 surveillance cameras across the city in a move to identify criminals and boost security.
ZDNet reported last week that the US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a binding operational directive to all federal agencies, ordering them to cease using Kaspersky Lab software within 90 days over concerns with the Russian-based company’s ties to the Kremlin.
As reported in BNA Privacy & Security Law Report , on August 9, 2017, the Russian privacy regulator, Roskomnadzor, expanded its list of nations that provide sufficient privacy protections to allow transfers of personal data from Russia.
Snapchat’s parent company says the U.S. messaging app has been registered with Russia’s media regulator without its knowledge.
A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday.
The same hackers who hit DNC and Clinton campaign are now apparently spying on high-value travelers via Wi-Fi.