Tag: privacy

Petition Asks Supreme Court to Review Section 702 Surveillance
Privacy

Petition Asks Supreme Court to Review Section 702 Surveillance

Privacy advocates are asking the United States Supreme Court to review the section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows the NSA to collect massive amounts of electronic communications, including some belonging to Americans. In a petition filed this week, the EFF urged the country’s highest court to look […]

Mozilla Launches Send, A Secure File-Sharing Project
Privacy

Mozilla Launches Send, A Secure File-Sharing Project

File-sharing has changed quite a bit since the days of the sneakernet, but it hasn’t evolved much, if at all, in the last few years. The basic concepts of emailing or uploading and sending a link to a file have remained pretty static, but now Mozilla has created a free […]

Senator Pushes for Data on Warrantless Searches on Americans
Privacy

Senator Pushes for Data on Warrantless Searches on Americans

A key member of the Senate intelligence committee is pushing the Department of Justice to disclose how often U.S. intelligence agencies are conducting so-called “backdoor” searches for data on Americans contained in raw signals intelligence. The request from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) refers to searches that may have been conducted […]

Google to Drop Trust For WoSign in September
Hacking, Privacy

Google to Drop Trust For WoSign in September

Google has finalized its plan to remove trust in Chrome for all certificates issued by Chines CA WoSign, a result of the certificate authority run afoul of the intricate rules that govern CAs. As far back as 2015, officials began noticing certificates issued by WoSign that had one or more […]

National Security Letter Gag Orders Legal, Appeals Court Rules
Privacy

National Security Letter Gag Orders Legal, Appeals Court Rules

In a decision that has drawn the ire of technology providers and privacy advocates, a United States appeals court has ruled that National Security Letters and the gag orders that often come with them don’t violate the First Amendment. The ruling came down Monday and from the Ninth Circuit Court of […]

Verizon Says Data Breach Exposure Limited
Hacking, Identity, Privacy

Verizon Says Data Breach Exposure Limited

Verizon has acknowledged that millions of customer records, including phone numbers and account PINs, were exposed in a misconfigured cloud database, but says no one aside from a security researcher accessed the data. The data was in an Amazon cloud bucket administered by a third-party vendor used by Verizon in […]

FCC Ringless Voicemail Petition Is Dead
Privacy

FCC Ringless Voicemail Petition Is Dead

A company seeking to exempt ringless voicemails from rules that govern the use of robocalls has withdrawn the petition it submitted to the FCC. A marketing firm called All About the Message filed the petition in March, asking the FCC to declare that ringless voicemails aren’t actually calls. The petition contends […]