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Malwarebytes teams up with security vendors and advocacy groups to launch Coalition Against Stalkerware

Today, Malwarebytes is announcing its participation in a joint effort to stop invasive digital surveillance: the Coalition Against Stalkerware. For years, Malwarebytes has detected and warned users about the potentially dangerous capabilities of stalkerware, an invasive threat that can rob individuals of their expectation of, and right to, privacy. Just
Publish At:2019-11-19 09:50 | Read:76 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Coalition Against Stalkerware EFF Electron

CEOs offer their own view of a US data privacy law

Last week, the chief executives of more than 50 mid- and large-sized companies urged Congress to pass a national data privacy law to regulate how companies collect, use, and share Americans’ data. Buried deep within the chief executives’ recommendations for such a law, presented as a policy framework for guidance, was a convenient proposal: Private indiv
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Brave Brave browser Business Roundatble California C

Phish For The Future – spear-phishing attacks target Internet Freedom Activists

EFF published the report on “Phish For The Future,” an advanced persistent spearphishing campaign targeting Freedom Activists. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) confirmed that a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign targeted the employees of Internet freedom NGOs “Free Press” and “Fight for the Future” The EFF revealed that it is aware at least 70 att
Publish At:2017-10-01 02:25 | Read:1781 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Hacktivism EFF Freedom Activists spear

Is it Time to Can the CAN-SPAM Act?

Regulators at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are asking for public comment on the effectiveness of the CAN-SPAM Act, a 14-year-old federal law that seeks to crack down on unsolicited commercial email. Judging from an unscientific survey by this author, the FTC is bound to get an earful. Signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003, the ̶
Publish At:2017-07-02 20:30 | Read:2790 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other CAN-SPAM Dan Balsam eff Electronic Frontier Foundation

Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN?

Many readers are understandably concerned about recent moves by the U.S. Congress that would roll back privacy rules barring broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing or selling customer browsing history, among other personal data. Some are concerned enough by this development that they’re looking at obfuscating all of their online brows
Publish At:2017-03-31 00:25 | Read:3135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other DNS leak eff Electronic Frontier Foundation IPv6 leak

House Passes Long-Sought Email Privacy Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill that would update the nation’s email surveillance laws so that federal investigators are required to obtain a court-ordered warrant for access to older stored emails. Under the current law, U.S. authorities can legally obtain stored emails older than 180 days using only a subpoena issued by a
Publish At:2017-02-08 15:25 | Read:9167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other CalECPA ECPA eff Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Let’s Encrypt has already issued one Million certificates

The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced that the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority issued its millionth certificate. The open Certificate Authority (CA) Let’s Encrypt seems to be a success, the EFF is reaching its goals with the creation of this new certificate authority run by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). IT giants like Mozilla, Cis
Publish At:2016-03-09 11:05 | Read:3992 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security digital certificates EFF L

Two months after FBI debacle, Tor Project still can’t get an answer from CMU

Enlarge / Shari Steele, Executive Director of the Tor ProjectEFFIt's been quite a few months for the Tor Project. Last November, project co-founder and director Roger Dingledine accused the FBI of paying Carnegie Mellon computer security researchers at least $1 million to de-anonymize Tor users and reveal their IP addresses as part of a large criminal invest
Publish At:2016-01-10 12:35 | Read:3079 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment CMU EFF fbi hack privacy shar

FBI on Encryption: ‘It’s A Business Model Question’

Now that encryption has been elevated to a default technology on mobile devices, the government has heightened its “Going Dark” rhetoric, again on Wednesday insisting during a Senate Judicial Committee hearing that Silicon Valley figure out how to deliver plain-text communication between criminal and terror suspects to law enforcement.FBI Directo
Publish At:2015-12-10 18:25 | Read:2790 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Government Privacy Andrew Crocker EFF Encryptio

EFF Scoreboard – Secure Messaging, stay safe online

Learn more about the EFF scoreboard for secure, encrypted communication options online and what the future holds. Online communications have been increasing rapidly over the past few years. However, there are many incidents revealing Internet surveillance. If you think of Edward Snowden and the revelations that he had brought
Publish At:2015-12-06 06:35 | Read:2550 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID EFF EFF scoreboard EFF scorecard en

Mozilla Embraces Private Browsing with Tracking Protection in Firefox 42

Mozilla has pushed a feature in Firefox live that allows users to block certain page elements while browsing privately.The feature, Private Browsing with Tracking Protection, previously available to beta users, blocks third party page elements, such as ads, social network buttons, analytics, and other bits of information that could record a users’ brow
Publish At:2015-11-06 03:50 | Read:3642 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Web Security EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation Fire

Car Hacking, Mobile Jailbreaking Among DCMA Exemptions Granted

Car hackers and jailbreakers today apparently got a green light from the Librarian of Congress David Mao to tinker away.The Library of Congress’ triennial exemptions to the anti-circumvention rules within the Digital Copyright Millennium Act (DCMA) were released today, and among the exemptions to section 1201 of the DCMA are allowances for “good-
Publish At:2015-10-28 03:40 | Read:3632 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Vulnerabilities car hacking Charlie Miller Chris

Let’s Encrypt Hits Another Free HTTPS Milestone

The continued march toward encrypting every online connection hit a noteworthy milestone last night when Let’s Encrypt announced that it was officially a Certificate Authority.Let’s Encrypt is an open source movement to make HTTPS implementations simple and free of cost for domain owners. A month ago, Let’s Encrypt issued its first automate
Publish At:2015-10-20 15:40 | Read:2411 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Privacy Web Security CA certificate authority c

Government Requests for Yahoo Data Up Slightly

Yahoo this week published its transparency report for the first six months of the year and the numbers indicate that government requests for data on its users are up slightly after sharp dropoff for the report covering the last six months of 2014.Yahoo said that it received 5,221 government data requests, and disclosed content on 1,258 of those requests, or
Publish At:2015-09-25 16:25 | Read:2257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Privacy Alex Stamos EFF national security letters

First Let’s Encrypt Free Certificate Goes Live

Let’s Encrypt, a movement to issue free and automated HTTPS certificates, today hit a major milestone when its first cert went live.The desire to encrypt web-based services has accelerated projects such as Let’s Encrypt, which was announced last November, and promised by the close of this summer to get the ball rolling on making free certs easily
Publish At:2015-09-16 03:40 | Read:2395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Privacy Web Security certificate authority cert

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