Google Chrome Will Protect Users From Hackers Snooping Into Browser Traffic From December 2017

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The next update for Google Chrome will protect users from online snoops. Expected to arrive later this year, Google Chrome 63 will reportedly include a new security feature that will help prevent Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks. MitM attacks are usually carried out by way of compromised third party software on a…


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How to Use Social Media at a Protest Without Big Brother Snooping

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IF YOU’RE MARCHING or protesting today, or any day, you may take photos or videos. Maybe some light livestreaming. So long as you’re in public places and aren’t breaking any other laws, that is your legally protected right in the US. But just as smartphones are increasingly able to broadcast…


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The Top ‘Social Engineering’ Scams Of 2017

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Imagine a hacker breaking into someone’s accounts. If fancy computer skills are part of your mental scenario, rewind the tape in your mind. That’s not how it’s happening nowadays. Usually, the hacker is someone tricking the target themselves or a helpful customer service agent or an employee into opening the…


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DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

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The Department of Justice calls them procedural changes that will help the government to pursue child pornographers who use cybertechnology to conceal their identities. Opponents say they are substantive and troubling changes that will vastly expand the government’s ability to spy on innocent Americans. The changes in question are amendments…


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What is the Investigatory Powers Bill, aka. the Snoopers Charter?

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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 secretary Theresa May in 2015. The bill, passed by both…


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Privacy issues abound as UK passes controversial ‘snoopers’ charter’

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A new bill, recently passed by both parliamentary houses, requires UK ISPs to store user internet history for up to a year, and to decrypt data as needed for police investigations. After years of controversy, the UK finally passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, giving the government a host of new…


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ACLU Finds Huge Spike In Police Snooping Your Social Media

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A new report from the California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has found that police departments are increasingly using social media surveillance tactics in order to specifically target online activists. After obtaining thousands of pages of public records, the ACLU discovered that 40 percent of the police agencies…


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Egypt judiciary lends its support to state’s social media snooping

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On Sept. 25, a judicial report was issued by the State Commissioners Authority, the advisory body for the State Council, supporting the Ministry of Interior’s decision to monitor social networking sites, follow up on activity on these sites and take all security measures necessary to address any threats to public…


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Privacy advocates rail against US Homeland Security’s Twitter, Facebook snooping

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A proposal to ask people to provide details of their social media accounts before entering the United States has been criticized as “highly invasive” by privacy advocates. A coalition of 28 groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Consumer Federation of America, and…


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Some social engineering skills and Facebook will gift your account to hackers

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HACKER SENT FAKE PASSPORT T0 FACEBOOK AND HACKS SOMEONE ELSE’S ACCOUNT WITHOUT EVEN HAVING ACCESS TO VICTIM’S EMAIL OR PASSWORD! If you want to hack a Facebook account you don’t need a malware or high-profile techniques, all you need is social engineering and photoshop skills and Facebook will gift you…


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Here’s how you can find out if you were spied on by the UK and US governments

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Want to know if the British and American government are spying on you? You don’t need to go through a lengthy court battle to find out—now you just need to fill out an online form. Privacy International are offering a new online tool to help people find out whether the…


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This company sells spy tools to evil governments

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We know dictatorships spy on innocent people. And now we know where they buy their tools — from a tiny Italian company in Milan. It’s called Hacking Team. And the world knows about it, because Hacking Team has been hacked. On Sunday, a massive load of stolen documents were uploaded…


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Scientology Hacking Scandal! Two Leading Church Critics Were Hacking Victims, Dept. Of Justice Reveals — FBI Investigation Next?

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Two leading Scientology critics are calling upon the FBI and U.S. Attorneys office to investigate the church today after they were notified by the Department of Justice that they have been the victims of a hacker. Eric Saldarriaga, a private investigator from Queens, NY, pleaded guilty to a charge of…


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Glitch in software allows hackers to watch Samsung owners

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Tampa, FL (NNCNOW.com) — It’s dangerous experts tell us, a software hack so malicious if you own a Samsung Galaxy someone may be watching you right now. Chances are your Samsung device has a security glitch on it. “It allows a hacker to take complete control of your phone. And…


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When secret government talks are hacked it shows no one is secure in the connected age

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Hotel rooms aren’t as private as they used to be. Recent reports suggest luxury hotels may have been targeted by national intelligence services trying to spy on negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme. The talks weren’t bugged in the traditional way of hiding microphones in the room. Instead, hackers infected hotel…


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Encrypted email service with MIT ties opens to general public

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Protonmail, the easy-to-use encrypted mail service that launched in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA spying and was built in part by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, opened to the general public Sunday evening. The founders of the Switzerland-based service announced the news on its website and released…


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St. Louis Cardinals under FBI investigation for hacking Houston Astros

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The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the network of team rival Houston Astros. The hack was carried out by unnamed “front-office officials” with the team, according to a report in the New York Times, which described the attack an an…


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Cyber attacks: More than 3,500 breaches in April and threats set to increase, AFP says

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More than 3,500 cyber attacks on Australia from foreign countries and criminals were reported in April, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) says. And the threat is only going to increase, warns the head of the AFP’s cyber crime unit, Commander David McLean. “Cyber threats in Australia are typically classified as…


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Mississauga man first foreign hacker convicted for stealing trade secrets in the U.S.

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WILMINGTON, DEL.—A Canadian member of a hacking ring is believed to be the first foreign hacker ever convicted of stealing trade secrets in the United States after he was sentenced in Delaware to 18 months in prison. David Pokora of Mississauga, pleaded guilty in September 2014 to conspiracy to commit…


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Northport considers insurance against cyber-attacks

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Northport officials are reviewing an insurance policy that would protect the village from the financial fallout of cyber-attacks — putting them at the threshold of a new trend for local governments. The policy would help cover “the expense of meeting our obligations to the people and entities whose information may…


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