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Google plans to serve most of its ads over encrypted HTTPS connections by the end of June, a move that will protect against some ad hijacking attacks and will encourage website owners to enable encryption on their Web properties.
By Lucian Constantin | 21 April, 2015 01:22
By Loek Essers | 20 April, 2015 21:30
The Law Council of Australia has called for a bill that will increase the powers of the immigration department to collect biometric identifiers to not be passed before an assessment by the privacy commissioner of its impact.
By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 08:00
RadioShack will press on with its plan to sell its customer data, despite opposition from a number of U.S. states.
By John Ribeiro | 14 April, 2015 15:52
A new bill designed to encourage businesses and government agencies to share information about cyberthreats with each other may go farther toward protecting the privacy of Internet users than other recent legislation in the U.S. Congress.
By Grant Gross | 14 April, 2015 04:52
The U.K. government's mass surveillance practices will be challenged at the European Court of Human Rights.
By Loek Essers | 10 April, 2015 19:53
The punishment AT&T received this week from the U.S. government for its sloppy protection of customer data is peanuts and won't scare other companies into taking stronger security measures, some cybersecurity experts said.
By Grant Gross | 10 April, 2015 06:56
A German data protection authority has ordered Google to change how it handles users' private data in the country by the end of the year.
By Loek Essers | 09 April, 2015 01:29
An inquiry instigated after concerns were raised about the impact on the media of data retention legislation and law enforcement agencies’ access to journalists’ telecommunications data has formally been scrapped.
By Rohan Pearce | 08 April, 2015 15:13
The U.S. started keeping from 1992 records of international phone calls made by Americans, under a joint program of the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a newspaper report.
By John Ribeiro | 08 April, 2015 14:31
Hackers working for the Russian government were able to access President Obama's email system inside the White House, CNN reported Tuesday, indicating that an earlier breach may have been more serious than previously thought.
By Zach Miners | 08 April, 2015 09:42
In the latest blow to Internet of Things (IoT) security, an analysis of smart home devices has found flaws that could give attackers access to sensitive data or allow them to control door locks and sensors.
By Lucian Constantin | 08 April, 2015 00:28
The six-week-old YouTube Kids service is a "hyper-commercialized" environment that intermixes advertising and other programming in a way that deceives its target audience, a coalition of privacy and children's advocacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
By Grant Gross | 07 April, 2015 14:01
The following report, is based on a global survey of 706 IT and security professionals conducted in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The goal of the survey was to capture data on current attitudes and trends with mobile devices and IT security. This is the third survey on this topic and this report evaluates differences in responses to similar questions asked over the past two years.
Security 101: Industry experts have long debated which is a better defense mechanism in defending against Internet based attacks: a web application firewall (WAF) or an intrusion detection or prevention system (IDS/IPS),we define the differences. Read More
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