Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: RSA 2017
Podcast, Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: RSA 2017

As the RSA Conference was winding down this week in San Francisco, we gathered a few reporters and other friends to talk about all the security news from the conference, what we liked, things we didn’t like so much, and a lot of other topics. Guests this year include Brian […]

Security Lessons From Snowden
Hacking, Privacy

Security Lessons From Snowden

SAN FRANCISCO–Working in the security field offers ample opportunity to learn from your mistakes, and perhaps no organization has had to go through that process more publicly and painfully than the National Security Agency. The failures that led to Edward Snowden walking out the door with a massive cache of […]

The Joy and Pain of RSA Week
Identity, Privacy

The Joy and Pain of RSA Week

It’s that time of year again, when the security industry looks westward with a mixture of anxiety, dread, and expense-account induced giddiness: RSA week. When people who have never been to the RSA Conference before ask me what to expect, I never have a good answer. A lot of it […]

House Passes Bill to Require Warrant for Old Emails
Privacy

House Passes Bill to Require Warrant for Old Emails

The House of Representatives has passed the Email Privacy Act, which requires law enforcement agencies to get a search warrant in order to obtain emails and some other stored records that are older than six months. The legislation is an effort to modify the old Electronic Communications Privacy Act to […]

Vizio Settles FTC Charges Over Data Collection
Privacy

Vizio Settles FTC Charges Over Data Collection

Vizio has settled charges with the FTC and the state of New Jersey that it secretly collected TV owners’ viewing data, and will pay a $2.2 million fine and delete the data it gathered. The settlement is the result of Vizio using proprietary software that continuously tracked what TV owners […]

Google Wants to Encrypt the Web. Now.
Privacy

Google Wants to Encrypt the Web. Now.

OAKLAND–The security engineers at Google have spent years working on improving the security and reliability of Chrome, and it’s had a remarkable effect. They’re not satisfied with just raising the security bar for one browser, though, and now are pushing the rest of the industry and the web community at large […]