In Britain, Big Brother just got bigger.
After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities – from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors – powers to look at
The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, after nearly a year of facing steady criticisms from privacy advocates and tech experts. The bill, dubbed Snoopers Charter, was first introduced by the current prime minister and then home
The US government has issued cybersecurity guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT) in two new reports released this week.
The Obama administration’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, released a report a month ahead of schedule because of a
China has passed its controversial new cybersecurity law, which could freeze multinational banks and companies out of key economic sectors.
The law, which will come into force in June 2017, has been vocally opposed by the international business community, but
In a red brick building on a 19th-century Russian czarist military compound in Tallinn, Estonia, a team of cyber experts is analyzing the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and how a Western democracy can legally respond.
Inside, the building
China adopted a controversial cybersecurity law on Monday to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, although the law has triggered concern from foreign business and rights groups.
The legislation, passed by China’s largely rubber-stamp
A bipartisan group of legislators signed letter on Thursday requesting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) clarify a forthcoming rules change that could affect citizens’ privacy.
“We are concerned about the full scope of the new authority that would be
TO MANY WHO conduct work or research related to digital security, the legislation meant to protect against computer crimes has morphed into something harmful. The 1986 law, the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, has been repeatedly described as vague
In November of 2007, Richard Villarreal applied for a job with the tobacco company R. J. Reynolds. He was forty-nine years old at the time, living in Cumming, Georgia, about an hour’s drive from Atlanta, and working for Coca-Cola
Yahoo has confirmed the mother of all data breaches — 500 million user accounts compromised back in late 2014 — and is laying blame on a “state-sponsored actor.”
The stolen data may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdays,
Facebook is asking a federal appellate court to let stand its recent ruling that the defunct aggregation service Power Ventures violated a federal hacking law by “scraping” Facebook’s site.
The social networking company wants the court to reject arguments by
Rising security threats against government IT networks has made it necessary to hive off Web surfing from public servants’ work computers, although exceptions may be made, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim.
Acknowledging that Internet separation may not
A Russian man charged with leading a computer-hacking gang that fraudulently bought more than $1 million worth of sports, music, and theater tickets has pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court to being a member of the criminal group.
A dreary midweek morning has been shaken with news that all internet access will be revoked from over 100,000 computers being used by public servants from May next year. The Straits Times reported that a memo is currently going out
WASHINGTON — Stung by recent court decisions that have gone against them, Justice Department lawyers are making a fresh push to clarify a computer trespass law that critics malign as overly broad.
The 1986 law, known as the Computer Fraud
U.S. military officials said Thursday that they suspect Russian hackers infiltrated an unclassified Pentagon e-mail system used by employees of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the latest in a series of state-sponsored attacks on sensitive U.S. government computer networks.
What a disgrace: A private investigator, Eric Saldarriaga, 41, got nailed for hacking into peoples’ e-mails. He may get six months in the can. Is six months reasonable for this, though?
A recent online New York Times article quotes a
It’s summer camp for hackers in Las Vegas this week. That’s how event organizers describe three tech conferences — Black Hat USA, DEF CON and B-Sides LV — that are scheduled concurrently each summer. When the hackers are in town,
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert advising hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical care centers to stop using the Symbiq Infusion System of intravenous pumps, which deliver IV medications with dosages programmed over a hospital’s wireless network.
JOHANNESBURG – One of America’s most infamous fraudsters says it has become easier to fake bank cheques and more sophisticated protection against online fraud is needed now more than ever.
Frank Abagnale made $2.5 million by faking identities which included