The attackers hit one American bank after the next. As in so many previous attacks, dozens of online banking sites slowed, hiccupped or ground to a halt before recovering several minutes later.
Tag Archives: Privacy
Source: The Hacker News
According to a report, all major Indian telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Tata Tele services, have agreed to share real-time interception of BlackBerry calls and data services on their networks with Security agencies.
This year-end report summarizes several trends and noteworthy happenings of the past 12 months, including an increase in government user data requests, a community governance decision-making debacle, and controversies around various privacy-oriented technical implementations.
Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal.
Source: Toronto Star
Software companies that make cellphone apps are being investigated to determine whether they have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from phones and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers.
The inaugural edition of the Social Media CyberWatch discusses issues related to privacy awareness.
Source: Liau Yun Qing, ZD Net
Several Chinese Internet search players have come together under the lead of the Internet Society of China to sign a code of conduct which requires them to self-regulate to protect user rights.
Source: Ryan Gallagher, The Guardian
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest: all of them could be the source of valuable intelligence that the UK’s intelligence agencies want to know about – and now government eavesdropping and security agency GCHQ is developing new tools to sift through them for nuggets of useful data.
Source: Mozilla Blog
People really enjoy social features that help them connect with others. To offer these features, social networks often end collecting lots of personal info, and their users don’t always understand the tradeoffs involved.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
If the location of a particular computer cannot be determined, the Dutch police would be able to break in without ever contacting foreign authorities.