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ProtonMail hands user’s IP address and device info to police, showing the limits of private email

They say there’s two sides to every story. Depending on your point of view, you may have heard a recent story that’s either about overreaching law enforcement and protestors exposed by organisations happy to hand over revealing data despite saying they won’t. Or: BREAKING: legitimate business complies with legitimate law enforcement reques
Publish At:2021-09-07 11:19 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy court order email hushmail law legal mail protonmail

Privacy in Q2: In Like a Lion, Out Like a … Lion

For a while, privacy in Q2 was looking like it would follow the season’s idiomatic rule: in like a lion, out like a lamb. But it came roaring back in June with a new U.S. state law, EU adequacy decisions, a new EU data transfer mechanism, and more. As we look back over the second quarter of 2021, several important developments are worth noting.U.S. State Pri
Publish At:2021-08-17 00:10 | Read:511 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection data privacy Law legislation

We have had backdoors in our smartphones for 20 years

July 23, 2021 6 0 Author: Amanda Johnson We have had backdoors in our smartphones for 20 years Sometime
Publish At:2021-07-23 07:49 | Read:793 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Cybersecurity Encryption Law Surveillance Tracking

Are Your IT Infrastructures Up to Date with the Cybersecurity Compliance Laws in 2021?

It’s an unfortunate fact that cybersecurity is rarely the foremost of concerns among small- to medium-sized businesses. However, investing in cybersecurity is becoming even more important as these organizations undergo digital transformation. It may seem like there are more important priorities on which a small business could focus, but putting your company
Publish At:2021-02-22 00:20 | Read:1021 | Comments:0 | Tags:Regulatory Compliance infrastructure Law SME security cyber

Keeping ransomware cash away from your business

A ransomware gang has made headlines for donating a big chunk of stolen funds to two charities. Two separate donations given to Children International and The Water Project rang tills to the tune of $10,000 each. Their reason was that they’re targeting “only large profitable corporations, we think it’s fair that some of the money they’ve paid will go to char
Publish At:2020-10-27 15:23 | Read:1422 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware bitcoin charities charity donations illeg

Apple removed iOS VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance to censorship law

In compliance with Chinese Internet monitoring law, Apple has started removing all IOS VPN apps from it App Store in China. The company complies with a request from the Chinese Government that wants to strict censorship making it harder for netizens to bypass the Great Firewall system (aka Golden Shield project). The Golden Shield project allows China to c
Publish At:2017-07-30 11:50 | Read:6613 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Apple Censorsh

With Less Than 1 Year To Go Companies Place Different Priorities on GDPR Compliance

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in one year from now, but a large number of firms are far from prepared. It feels like Y2K all over again. We are less than one year until the impact of the GDPR is realized, no one is certain what will happen, and everyone is taking a different approach to mitigation. In April 2016,
Publish At:2017-05-30 05:10 | Read:6796 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations GDPR Law priva

GDPR is Coming – Penalty Primer

It has been eight months since the Court of Justice for the European Union struck down the 15-year-old Safe Harbor arrangement between the EU and US. At the time, there was a good deal of consternation over the future of EU-US data exchange and just how businesses would continue to operate.Despite several fits and starts, parties on both sides of the pond wo
Publish At:2016-07-18 12:55 | Read:8873 | Comments:0 | Tags:Connecting Security to the Business Featured Articles data G

Jacob Appelbaum leaves the Tor Project after accusation of sexual misconduct

The popular Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum left the Core Team of the Tor Project after “sexual mistreatment” allegations. Appelbaum is recognized as one of the most active and influential digital advocates and security researchers. He is one of the few reporters to have had a preview of the NSA secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The news is shocking a
Publish At:2016-06-05 23:45 | Read:6744 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations anonymity Hacking Jacob A

WhatsApp blocked for more than 100 million users due to a Judge’s order

A Brazilian judge ordered to block access to the WhatsApp messaging service for 72 hours, it is the second time in five months. Brazilian authorities ordered ISPs to block WhatsApp today in a dispute over access to encrypted data. The order to block the messaging service for 72 hours has been issued by a judge from the Brazilian state of Sergipe,  the ISPs a
Publish At:2016-05-03 11:50 | Read:6407 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Mobile Brazil Censorship

Now we know the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the Bitcoin inventor

The mystery about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of the Bitcoin currency scheme, seems to be resolved, the man is Craig Steven Wright. The mystery about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of the Bitcoin virtual currency scheme, seems to be resolved, the man is the Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright. Craig Wright publicly ad
Publish At:2016-05-02 17:35 | Read:6152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Bitcoin Craig Steven Wright crypto

Redaction error reveals Feds ordered Lavabit to spy on Snowden

A redaction error in court-ordered release of the Lavabit case files confirmed that Edward Snowden was the target of the FBI. Lavabit was an encrypted webmail service founded in 2004 by Ladar Levison, it closed on August 8, 2013 after the US authorities ordered it to turn over its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) private keys to order government surveillance activ
Publish At:2016-03-20 19:05 | Read:8228 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Edward Snowden FBI Ladar

Brazilian police arrested Facebook Vice President for Latin America

Brazilian authorities arrested the Facebook Vice President for Latin America accused of ignoring judicial order in drug trafficking investigation. Law enforcement worldwide is increasing their pressure on IT companies for accessing users’ data, while we are discussing the San Bernardino case (aka Apple vs FBI) another news is shocking the industry, F
Publish At:2016-03-02 16:20 | Read:5162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations Brazilian pol

Two Years to General Data Protection Regulation Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs the use and privacy of EU citizens’ data and the Data Protection Directive governs the use of EU citizens’ data by law enforcement. EU Data Protection Reform was put forward in January 2012 by the European Commission to make Europe fit for the digital age. At the last days of 2015, an agreement was found
Publish At:2016-03-01 22:15 | Read:7245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security EU EU Data Prote

National Security Agency says US Govt new spying program meets security standards

National Security Agency says the US Govt surveillance programme for collecting domestic telephone records rmeets security standards The United States government’s updated spying program for gathering native people’ phone records has passed the muster as far as civil and privacy principles, the NSA (National Securi
Publish At:2016-01-18 23:25 | Read:5708 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Law National Security Age


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