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The Challenge of Unmasking Net Users

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Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

Piecing together new information from various researchers, it’s clear the ‘Regin” malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found. The post Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptograph… Continue reading

‘Stealthy’ Spyware Program Uncovered

Sophisticated malicious programs used to spy on individuals and businesses represent a “challenge” to security firms, say experts Continue reading

In Wake of Uber Privacy Scandal, Lyft Announces Data Restrictions

“Ride location data is restricted to an even smaller subset of people.” Continue reading

Local Judge Unseals Hundreds of Highly Secret Cell Tracking Court Records

Stingray docs unsealed by North Carolina judge could prompt wave of new appeals. Continue reading

Six Journalists Sue Over Surveillance by UK “Extremist” Police Unit

Intelligence unit keeps databases of activities of journalists, protestors. Continue reading

Feds Proposed the Secret Phone Database Used by Local Virginia Cops

New docs: Prosecutors offered one-stop shop for seized phone data in Virginia. Continue reading

Police Make Computer Hijack Arrests

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Continue reading

Russian Site Lists Breached Webcams

Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds. Continue reading

Amnesty Releases Anti-spying Program

Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents. Continue reading

Critical NSA Reform Bill Fails in the Senate

Tonight, the lame duck senate still run by the democrats voted on the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan-backed bill to usher in NSA reform. The post Critical NSA Reform Bill Fails in the Senate appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

‘Jihad Reporting’ Button for ISPs

The UK’s major ISPs commit to new measures to block online extremism, No 10 says, but ISPs say no specific agreement is yet in place. Continue reading

The Data You’re OK Sharing And What You Don’t Want Others To See

People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey on privacy by the Pew Research Center. Continue reading

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

The hotel guest probably never knew what hit him. When he tried to get online using his five-star hotel’s WiFi network, he got a pop-up alerting him to a new Adobe software update. When he clicked to accept the download, he got a malicious executable instead. What he didn’t know was that the sophisticated attackers […]

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Bits Blog: Workday to Put Employees Through a Big Data Analysis

The same kind of data analysis behind a Netflix movie recommendation will analyze how people are working in your office. Continue reading

German Police Stage Piracy Raid

More than 400 police officers in Germany take part in a nationwide clampdown against piracy. Continue reading

Facebook Government Requests Up 24%

Requests by governments for Facebook’s user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of the year compared to the previous six months. Continue reading

Appeals Court Is Urged to Strike Down Program for Collecting Phone Records

A conservative legal activist urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to strike down the National Security Agency’s program that collects Americans’ phone records in bulk.
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Is Your Car Spying on You?

Is the connected car a threat to data privacy? Continue reading

Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who’s Sick

With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention. Continue reading