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The non-profit group says companies that ship open-source code should do much more to help with security audits and fixes. [Read More]
The U.S. government has issued a warning over the use of commercial surveillance tools and it has shared some recommendations. [Read More]
Switzerland's army has banned the use of WhatsApp whilst on duty, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, in favour of a Swiss messaging service deemed more secure in terms of data protection. [Read More]
French regulators have hit Google and Facebook with 210 million euros ($237 million) in fines over their use of "cookies", the data used to track users online. [Read More]
VMware ships patches for heap-overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution attacks. [Read More]
LastPass users are being urged to change master passwords and enable multi-factor authentication for all accounts. [Read More]
DuckDuckGo plans to ship a privacy-centric desktop browser built from scratch to compete with Google’s Chrome and Microsoft’s Edge. [Read More]
French video game company Ubisoft this week confirmed that 'Just Dance' user data was compromised in a recent cybersecurity incident. [Read More]
Citizen Lab has discovered another player in the controversial mobile spyware business, blaming a tiny North Macedonia company called Cytrox as the makers of high-end iPhone implants. [Read More]
Security researchers at Google’s Project Zero picks apart the notorious FORCEDENTRY iPhone exploit and finds a never-before-seen hacking roadmap for which there is no defense. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Gordon Lawson's picture
While obscurity is an offensive tool for attackers, it also represents a defensive measure for organizations. Let’s consider the benefits of concealing network infrastructure and activity from the outside world to reduce the enterprise attack surface.
Preston Hogue's picture
There is a dawning realization of the potential danger posed by algorithms, written by humans to steer other humans.
Preston Hogue's picture
Everywhere you go, you cast a shadow of data that, taken together, reveals who you are, what you like to do, your habits, your addictions.
Alastair Paterson's picture
For companies based in the U.S. with customers and files in many different countries, reconciling conflicting practices and laws is likely to remain a serious headache for years to come.
Jim Gordon's picture
Individuals and security professionals should have a 360 mindset and know the actions needed to take in the pursuit of data protection and the preservation of privacy.
Laurence Pitt's picture
In the coming years the data protection and privacy landscape will change dramatically, improving the experience for us as individuals but potentially making things more complex for businesses.
Preston Hogue's picture
You should be asking yourself what your digital vapor trail says about you and its potential impact on your own reputation and the trust others have in you.
Preston Hogue's picture
In the United States, it is consumers’ responsibility to opt out of sharing their information with the services they join—and figuring out how to do so.
Preston Hogue's picture
There have been so many high-profile breaches that a person’s entire life could be laid out, triangulated and, ultimately, faked by someone with the wrong set of intentions.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Ashley Arbuckle interviews Michelle Dennedy, Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), to discuss how data privacy has a major impact on business.