A bill was passed last March 3 and became effective just on May 3 that gives immunity to GCHQ, police officers, and other intelligence officers from being prosecuted for hacking into computers and mobile phones. According to Privacy International, no
On May 13, 2015, the House approved the end of the National Security Agency’s bulk phone data collection. Under the bipartisan bill, which passed 338 to 88, the Patriot Act will be changed to prohibit the NSA from collecting phone
The Russian government has succeeded in convincing one of the Silicon Valley giants, eBay, to give in to its demands that Russian users’ data are stored inside the country. MotherBoard spoke to Johnna Hoff, eBay’s director of communications, through email.
Researchers from the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT (ICRI) and the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography department (Cosic) at the University of Leuven reported that Facebook tracks all visitors in its domain whether they are logged in or not.
President Barack Obama criticized a Chinese counterterrorism proposal during an interview with Reuters last March 2, 2015. The Chinese proposed requiring technological companies to build back doors in their products and give the encryption keys that secure customer data to
I recently spotted this chart of how many requests for user data the US government made compared to other countries. On most of the major social media platforms, America makes almost the same number of requests for user information as every other country
On January 22, 2015, President Obama once again mentioned how digital theft and data destruction is a serious and dangerous issue that needs to be addressed. No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal
After a year of cyber attacks in which many large US retailers, like Target, Home Depot, were hit, US President Barrack Obama finally proposed a proposal on how consumers’ data should be handled and protected. “As we’ve all been reminded over the
US wireless carrier T-Mobile has been upgrading their network silently in an attempt to strengthen their defenses against surveillance equipment that eavesdrops on phone conversations and text messages. T-Mobile’s Upgrade The Washington Post stated, “the upgrade involves switching from A5/1 to a