Privacy

SAMSUNG
Device Security, Privacy

FBI Seeks $21M to Counter Encryption

The FBI is asking for more than $20 million in the 2018 fiscal year budget to counter what the bureau sees as the threat of encryption, both in devices and in real-time communications tools such as text or voice apps. The request is part of the Department of Justice’s proposed […]

Government Set to Release Declassified FISC Opinions
Privacy

Government Set to Release Declassified FISC Opinions

The Department of Justice today is set to release a set of documents detailing previously classified opinions from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding government surveillance of U.S. citizens. The release is the result of a FOIA request and lawsuit filed by the EFF in 2016 and the opinions […]

Apple Announces New Anti-Tracking Feature for Safari
Privacy

Apple Announces New Anti-Tracking Feature for Safari

Apple on Monday announced new technology for its Safari browser called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that reduces cross-site tracking by further limiting cookies and other website data. This decreases the amount of tracking advertisements that advertisers can use on Safari’s desktop and mobile browsers, currently the fourth most popular desktop browser […]

Supreme Court Will Consider Phone Privacy Case
Privacy

Supreme Court Will Consider Phone Privacy Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that has become a privacy touchstone and hinges on whether law enforcement agencies need to get a warrant in order to track a suspect’s movements with cell phone GPS data. The case involves a series of armed robberies and the defendant’s convictions […]

DocuSign Says Breach Led to Phishing Campaign
Authentication, Hacking, Privacy

DocuSign Says Breach Led to Phishing Campaign

A recent compromise of a system at DocuSign, the electronic document signing vendor, led to a phishing campaign that’s hitting some of the company’s customers right now. Officials at DocuSign said they had noticed an increase in phishing emails to some customers and users in recent days and began investigating […]

Chrome Will Label More HTTP Pages Insecure
Privacy

Chrome Will Label More HTTP Pages Insecure

Google is continuing its assault on the unencrypted web, with a change coming to Chrome later this year that will mark any HTTP page on which a user enters data as “not secure”. In January, Google released Chrome 56, the first version of the browser that included a warning for […]

Google Patches Unicode Domain Phishing Bug in Chrome
Authentication, Privacy

Google Patches Unicode Domain Phishing Bug in Chrome

Google has patched a dangerous issue in Chrome that enabled attackers to spoof legitimate domains in the browser by using unicode characters rather than normal ones. That vulnerability is the result of the way that Chrome handles some unicode characters and it’s not necessarily a new issue. Security experts have […]

Senate Bill Seeks to Reinstate Broadband Privacy Rule
Privacy

Senate Bill Seeks to Reinstate Broadband Privacy Rule

Now that President Trump has signed into law legislation that eliminates an FCC rule that prevented broadband providers from selling users’ private information, some members of Congress have introduced a new bill that would restore the rule. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has drafted the bill and introduced it in the […]

Users Face Uncertain Future After Rollback of Broadband Privacy Rule
Privacy

Users Face Uncertain Future After Rollback of Broadband Privacy Rule

The House of Representatives on Tuesday to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for Internet users, issuing a total rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration. Privacy advocates had worked frantically to urge voters to contact their representatives about the resolution, which allows broadband providers to sell customers’ […]

Congress Asks FCC for Urgent Action on Mobile Security
Identity, Privacy

Congress Asks FCC for Urgent Action on Mobile Security

Congressional leaders are continuing to pressure federal agencies to address shortcomings in the security of the telecommunications infrastructure, specifically to warn consumers about weaknesses that can open them up to remote surveillance. In a letter sent Tuesday, Rep. Ted Lieu and Sen. Ron Wyden asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to […]